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Nancy Parode

Travel Photo of the Week: Tower of Books

By January 4, 2012

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As you can see, this tower of books is made of stone, not paper. It stands in Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg's Stone Sculpture Park ("Steinskulpturenpark"), the brainchild of sculptors Wolfgang Kubach and Anna Kubach-Wilmsen. The Stone Sculpture Park and adjacent Stone Sculpture Museum ("Steinskulpturenmuseum") are open weekend and holiday afternoons from mid-April through October each year.

Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg is in Germany's Nahe wine region, one of the country's 13 wine regions. Wine travel is very popular in Germany; German winemakers produce many types of wines, not just the well-known sweet rieslings one often finds in the US.

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January 4, 2012 at 11:36 am
(1) Phylameana says:

Because of the clouded sky, this stack of books sculpture almost looks like a chimney with smoke pouring out of it.

January 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm
(2) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

Reminds me of the stacks of books by my desk and bed, and yes Philameana is right it is reminiscent of Fahrenheit 451 as it does look like a smoke stack with the clouds pouring out.

January 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm
(3) Newlyweds Guide Francesca says:

What a fabulous sculpture! Any art that honors reading is fine in my book.

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