Jul 21, 2012

The Rainbow Colored Stairs of Wuppertal

24 translations / GATHE

Artwork by Horst Glaesker | Photograph by Frizztext on Flickr

 

 

In the city of Wuppertal, located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, lies a set of 112 steps known as the Holsteiner stairs. In 2006/2008, German artist Horst Glaesker applied acrylic paint (of seemingly every color) to each step. One color per step with a German word adorned on each.

Below you can see the English translation of each word, thanks to the work of Flickr user Frizztext. What a wonderful way to add some color to the cityscape!

 

 

Scala (2)

Artwork by Horst Glaesker | Photograph by Frizztext on Flickr

 

 

The First Staircase
to forgive
remorse
to protect
to jubilate
honor
family
to frighten
fear
innocence
homeland
to cuddle
to heat
mother
to stroke
luck
 
Second Staircase
aggressive
cause
peaceful
joy
to soothe
prohibition
to arm
to offer resistance
rage
enthusiasm
brother
proximity
honesty
to laugh
to speak
 
Translated by Frizztext

 

 

rainbow figures

Artwork by Horst Glaesker | Photograph by Frizztext on Flickr

 

 

3rd Staircase
attention
circumspection
to lie
to warn
confused
trauma
distressed
offended
self-control
complaints
envy
fury
to abuse
threat
wicked
 
4th Staircase
love
come together
to seduce
to pine
to fall in love
sympathy
to dance
kissing hands
admirer
exuberant
to get the tinglies
passion
attractive
to flourish
to allow
 
Translated by Frizztext

 

 

matrimonial climax, Wuppertal

Artwork by Horst Glaesker | Photograph by Frizztext on Flickr

 

 

5th Staircase
to leave
disappointment
desperate
to weep
hate
short circuit
doubt
panic
love-sick
offence
jealousy
 
6th Staircase
dignity
steadfast
fidelity
depth
divine
quality
to clarify
to overcome
to assist
endurance
 
Translated by Frizztext

 

 

scala of traffic

Artwork by Horst Glaesker | Photograph by Frizztext on Flickr

 

 

7th Staircase
guilt
tears
revenge
to suffer
mis-conception
silence
abuse
prosecution
dread
terror
 
8th Staircase
peace
hope
to esteem highly
confidence
curing
recollection
understanding
inspection
mercy
to make ashamed
 
9th Staircase
courage
breadth
meaning
respect
to honor
silence
freedom
belief
gratitude
regard
to admire
 
Translated by Frizztext

 

 

Artwork and Photography by Horst Glaesker

 

 

 

 

 

 

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