City Views.127

Museum Fundatie, in Zwolle, as promised in the last post from this lovely capital of Overijssel province. Lonely Planet tells us this was once a neoclassical courthouse which now houses exhibitions of contemporary art and has a small permanent collection which “traces the trajectory of contemporary art through representative pieces.” I was there after closing time so haven’t yet seen what’s inside, but the contemporary additions on the roof are, as promised by Lonely Planet, “impossible to miss.” Yes, that’s a large gold bird, and we’re told that the larger roof addition is a “snail-shaped slug of a cocoon that sparkles silver in the sunlight.” To me it might as well be UFO that’s perching on the roof, but either way it sparkles and attracts the eye, indubitably. 🙂 This merging of older and newer architecture is a common and often visually stimulating architectural thing here, as shown in various past posts – and certainly a thing to watch for if you visit any city in the Netherlands, more or less.

3 responses

  1. That is pretty darn cool.

    July 18, 2022 at 18:23

  2. Sam Craig

    Yes, having a UFO-looking thing on top of a building in that style is remarkable!

    July 19, 2022 at 04:43

  3. It makes me want to go inside to find out of the UFO (or egg?) is accessible. I want to go up there!

    July 19, 2022 at 17:09

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