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Douglas W. Reynolds,… on July 30, 2012

"FAGUS-GROPIUS-CAFÉ" [and Art Gallery, evidently . . . ]. Neatly labeled on the door.

Jared J. Myers on July 31, 2012

Hi Douglas,

your guess was completely right. It's part of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The strange thing about it is that it looks like thousands of other actual factory buildings. If you go to the small town of Alfeld in search of it you'll see a cluster of similar buildings and won't know where to go. Time makes the difference: The Fagus factory was erected in 1911 by the famous Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius who became a big advocate of the form follows function principle.

His style became popular to an extent that it's "the normal thing" since the 60es, maybe due to the relatively low construction costs of "Bauhaus style" buildings.

Best regards JJM

Douglas W. Reynolds,… on July 31, 2012

Walter Gropius would have loved you and your photographs of his work, as I do. But I confess my "guess" was only an interested view of your work, during which I reached to your original photograph and was able then to read the door--and catch a glimpse of modern paintings on the walls--which as the son of the late Douglas W. Reynolds, an American abstract expressionist, I do seek out. Thanks for the envoi!

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