Zwischen Hochhausgipfeln — Tour Ha-Neu was realised for the Festival Hotel Neustadt, September 2003. The actor, Peter Härtwig (Thalia Theater Halle) led tour groups through Halle-Neustadt as if he were a pensioner who knew the place like the back of his hand. A photographer appeared at special places.
Pittyplatsch, Neustadt’s first kindergarden once stood on this spot. Leonov was its patron. At the opening ceremony, while his wife cut the ribbon, he drew this little cat for the children. He was the first free-floating cosmonaut in space and a painter.
This pond, ladies and gentleman, is very special because when Karl May was on a visit to Halle, he hap- pened upon it and was inspired to write his famous story “The Silver Pond Treasure”.
Relics of the legendary sheikhs club.
This work of art was created in 1986 by Hans-Joachim Triebsch and Heinz Möhrdel for what was then the Thälmann school. The text with its humanist appeal, is intended to be timeless. The emphasis of the picture is not so much on the politician Thälmann as on the theme. He blends into the red colour of the background and so fades into it. The technique they used is interesting: A silkscreen prototype was made from a photomontage and this was then fired in enamel. Because of the scar- city of materials, gas stove lids were used. These are carried by a wooden structure underneath.