A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
020: Boy behind Stammbaum
When you are looking for tourist information in Cochem, it is almost impossible not to see a mosaic wall near the information office. This mosaic wall, made by the artist Carlfritz Nicolay in 1982, depicts the history of the city of Cochem, and is therefore called Stammbaum (‘family tree’). The mosaic, composed of ceramic and natural stone, tells the story – with the shield of Cochem in its center – of the Roman era , the Holy Roman Empire, the Reichsburg, the German Empire, and the German Republic. When I took this photograph, a boy was hiding himself behind the wall. Why and for who he was hiding, remains a big question.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1991-2001, 2017