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Hemels Gewelf

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James Turrell
 
location Den Haag
function art, landmark, park
contributed by hofmann

'Hemels Gewelf' (celestial vault) is an art work by James Turrell in the dunes of The Hague where the presence of light can be so tangible. A artificial crater on top of one of the highest dunes allows one to look at and enjoy the sky. The elliptical, natural bowl is 30 metres wide and 40 metres long. On another dune nearby, there is another bench, with a view of a similar celestial dome, but then from horizon to horizon. The work is not a sculpture in the landscape but a tool to look at light and colour.

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elf says:
Great project! I love the suggestive photo. Check the satellites, it's really close to sea. Maybe you could hear the sea from there..... ahh
26-Nov-08
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Hemels Gewelf
Address
Machiel Vrijenhoeklaan 175
Netherlands
Project is public!
Opening hours Accessible at all times. Just climb the steep stairway.
How to get there? 15 minutes walking from the Kijkduin resort in The Hague.
Completion 2008
ArtistJames Turrell
 
Project ID 3261
Latitude/Longitude 52°03'47N 04°13'07E
Contributed by hofmann
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