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Capital of culture

art-and-culture Updated: Oct 06, 2010 02:50 IST

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In a new and encouraging trend, many former industrial monuments in the Ruhr Valley, in western Germany are being lit up as historical landmarks.

In this picture, a compressed gas tank is colourfully illuminated by artists Juergen LIT Fischer and Peter Brdenk in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. The particular area in the country known for its rich industrial history. The former industrial area is now fast turning into the European Capital of Culture.