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CHARACTERISTICS & LATENT POSSIBILITIES

 

THE LIGHT MERIDIAN
ART ON A LINE

interconnects existing and fascinating european sites : sites with colors white, silver & grey, sites with light, sites with sun, sites with reverberations

• N 51°19’00”      blankenberge #be   -  the white mountain & casino lighthouse
• N 50°55’12”      roeselare-zilverberg #be -  the silver mountain
• N 45°42’02”      la roche blanche #fr -  he white rock
• N 42°03’18”      montgri #es   -  the grey mountain
• N 43°19’07”      montady #fr - a solar circle & light rays
• N 41°50’30”      palamós #es -  el faro, light hous

THE LIGHT MERIDIAN
ART ON A LINE

interconnects towers, monumental landscapes, panoramas and views only visible from the air

• N 51°19’00”      blankenberge #be   -  casino tower
• N 45°41’09”      le crest #fr   -  tour de l’horloge
• N 42°14’56”      empuriabrava #es   -  nautic tower
• N 48°22’18”      aire de gravon #fr   -  aire de repos
• N 45°51’20”      clermont-ferrand #fr-  piste michelin
• N 44°02’45”      millau # fr-  landart monument
• N 45°40’00 - N 43°14’00”  #fr-   ‘la méridienne’ A 75

THE LIGHT MERIDIAN
ART ON A LINE

 interconnects intriguing starting & termini points in north africa

• N 36°44’31”        algiers #dza   -  le grand musée d’afrique
• N 06°29’04”        lagos #nga   -   integrated free zone
• N 12°07’20” - N 09°05’47”  bénin #ben -  with dogbo, sister city of roeselare

 

ATTRACTIVE SITES ON THE MERIDIAN
GEOGRAPHICALLY ORDERED FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:

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1 • N 51°19’00”      blankenberge #be     

the white mountain
casino light tower, modernistic architecture of leon stynen (be) and van sluys & speybrouck (be)
"babies", sculptures by david cerny (cz)
northern starting point of the the light meridian art in europe

2 • N 50°55’12”      roeselare - zilverberg #be     

THE MUZE'UM L, LIGHT & LANDSCAPE

first realized item on the light meridian
general info point of the light meridian by a private family
architect marc van schuylenbergh

               

 

 

3 • N 48°22’18”      aire de gravon #fr     aire de repos /  landscape art

one of the few aesthetic ‘rest stops’ at the french motorway APRR was built by the landscape achitect and sculptor gilbert weil (fr). the implantation is adapted to the existing biotope, and can be seen both from the air and on the ground. the the light meridian art line crosses this extraordinary project

4 • N 45°51’20”      clermont-ferrand #fr      piste ladoux, michelin

the site covers 450 hectares. there are 20 test tracks for a total length of 45 km, used to perform tests of tires / michelin corporate foundation  

 

5 • N 45°41’09”      le crest #fr        tour de l’horloge/  panorama massif central mounts

see panorama videos

 

 

 

 

6 • N 45°40’00 - N 43°14’00”         moterway ‘la méridienne’ A 75

the LIGHT MERIDIAN repeatedly crosses the french toll-free A75 motorway ‘la méridienne’ A75 / E11 a specially for tourism designed toll-free and meandering autoroute from clermont-ferrand to narbonne

7 • N 44°02’45”   millau #fr   landart monument   /   at 1989 the mayor of millau invited all the students of millau to plant each a black pine tree spelling out the date of the 200 years anniversary of the birth of france / it is only visible from the air / the light meridian passes through this land art project

7 • N 44°02’45”   millau #fr   landart monument   /   at 1989 the mayor of millau invited all the students of millau to plant each a black pine tree spelling out the date of the 200 years anniversary of the birth of france / it is only visible from the air / the light meridian passes through this land art project

 

 

8 • N 43°19’07”      montady #fr          vineyards in a SOLAR CIRCLE

the light meridian cuts through a landscape that looks like a sun with rays of light and only visible from the sky

 

 9 • N 42°03’18”      montgri #es       the GREY mountain
TORROELLA DE MONTGRÍ  /  PALAU SOLTERRA MUSEUM /  MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY/  PHOTO = LIGHT

the fundació vila casas is a private non-profit making organisation which has the promotion of contemporary catalan art as its main aim.with five exhibition centres, all part of the catalan architectural heritage / the palau solterra museum is the fundació vila casas museum of contemporary photography (national and international artists) located in the town of torroella de montgrí in the empordà region of catalonia / it was opened in 2000 / there are presently approximately 200 contemporary photographs on display by artists from around the world.

10 • N 42°14’56”      empuriabrava #es              nautic tower

 

 

11 • N 41°50’30”      palamós #es   el faro, LIGHT tower / mediterranean reverberations / southern terminus of the Light meridian in europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

at the solar noon, with your back to ‘el faro’, you can see how the rays of the sun are reflected in a wide band of light from north to south and out to the horizon, along the light meridian.  (picture at the solar noon: 14/10/2013 at 1.32 PM)

11 bis •  near palamós   E 3°6’33”      N 41°52’50”   THE VINEYARD BELL-LLOC #ES

has a underground. wine cellar /  the structure of the shadows is designed by rcr arquitectes rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vilalta : they are the laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2017

  http://www.brugarol.com

 

THE LIGHT MERIDIAN INTERCONNECTS
INTRIGUING STARTING POINTS AND TERMINI IN NORTH AFRICA

ALGERIA    /   MALI    /   NIGER   /   BENIN   /  NIGERIA

ALGERIA    /   MALI    /   NIGER   /   BENIN   /  NIGERIA

 

12 • N 36°44’31”        algier #dza      le grand musée d’afrique    //  northern starting point of the light meridian in africa

on behalf of the african union (au), algeria opens soon le grand musée d’afrique with art from all african countries//  the museum is set in a garden of 14 ha, with seeds from all african regions // exhibitions are highlighted taking into account the time and the position of the sun

WATCH ON LE GRAND MUSEE

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13 • N 12°07’20” - N 09°05’47”  bénin #ben            city dogbo = sister city of roeselare

the light meridian crosses the country on the east side / as dogbo on south-east side of bénin is a sister city of roeselare / an approuch of cooperation is considered

14 • N 06°29’04”        lagos #nga    integrated free zone / southern ultime terminus point of the light meridian on the two continents