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Jun 18, 2011

Illertal-Ost - Art along the motorway

Driving back north from Southern Germany towards Belgium.  Car needs petrol, legs need stretching and eyes want distraction...

Welcome to Illertal-Ost, a motorway rest-area with a twist.

Guarded by sculptures representing the figures of the Zodiac

A Gaudi-like wall curves along the front.

Inside seperate rooms with different atmospheres ... photos of only a few of them

This large upstairs room has a spacious sundeck with lounge chairs!

and even the restrooms are worth paying for...

Illertal-Ost by architect Herbert Maierhofer

Definitely influenced by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it must be a pleasure to stop off there! nice to see color and quirky thigns, fantastic, a bit like the spanish fallas, but at least they don't burn them like those^%´´ here.