• 陳云 Chen Yun

Kassel Documenta 14 Part Two. 卡塞爾文件展 2017 (下)


讓自己變成一個雕像吧!

Make yourself be a sculpture!

chen yun 陳云

從北歐到南歐,從小鎮到都市,這種對比留下了深刻的印象。

若説卡塞爾是愜意的,那麼雅典便是傭懶的。

而人民都是友善並健談的。

我喜歡卡塞爾的綠草如蔭,享受雅典的夜景美食。

From northern Europe to southern Europe, from a small town to a city, how the difference between them makes a deep impression on me. If Kassel is comfortable, then Athens is lazy. And the people are friendly and talkative.

I like the natural environment of Kassel and enjoy the night view and food of Athens.

卡塞爾(上)及雅典(下)的街景:

Kassel (above) and Athens (below) streetscape:

卡塞爾的交通非常便利,電車及公車便能帶你到任何地方。

事實上每站的距離也都很近,隨便散下步便己走出二三站的距離了。

許多飯店還都贈送免費的交通卷,在住宿期間可以免費無限次搭乘。

Kassel's public transportation is very convenient that trams and buses can take you to anywhere you like to go. As a matter of fact, the distance between each stop is very close, a casual walk might get to the next or third stop easily.

Many hotels also offer their guests a free ticket for transportation during their stay.

Athens bus stop

雅典相較之下,就沒有那麼便利,捷運只有三條,公車時間也不準確。

這是我們等車的公車亭,就在Athens School of Fine Arts對面。

很遺憾這麼説,雅典市政府的市政工作在我看來做的並不佳。

不過不管是雅典還是是卡塞爾,我都很受不了很多人在等車處抽煙,政府甚至就在公車亭邊設置吸煙區,一整個難懂。

Athens, by contrast, is not so convenient. There are only three MRT lines, and buses always don't arrive on time. This is the bus stop where we were waiting for the bus. It's opposite the Athens School of Fine Arts. I am sorry to say that the municipal work of the Athens city hall is not good to me.

But whether it is Athens or Kassel, I can't stand that so many people smoke by my side while we were waiting for buses, but the government allows it, they even set a smoking area just on the waiting line, It's really hard to believe.

在卡塞爾時意外遇到民眾抗議事件,因聽不懂德文,一關始還以為是行為藝術呢!

而能在海格爾大力士紀念碑Herkules monument旁野餐則是我這輩子從沒能想到的美好的事。

It's a protest in Kassel, I thought it was a performance art at first because I don't understand German! The picnic at the Herkules monument is a beautiful thing I've never imagine of my life.

卡塞爾最高點的景色。

The highest view of Kassel.

遊客中心都這麼”德國”。

The style design of visitor Center is so "Germany".

卡塞爾的交通非常便利、準時,而且遊覽指引做的很完善,逛起來很省心。

不管在展區或之外,沒有什麼太多意外或是需要擔心的事,治安也非常安全。

不過食物就顯得單調,待幾天下來就忍不住去買泡麵來吃。

最後有個提醒,卡塞爾的地形高高低低,租腳踏車前請評估自己的體能狀況。

雅典則勾引起我較多不同的感受。

首先,它真的很熱,除了很熱,就是很熱、很熱、很熱。

再來就是,它跟台灣實在很多相似之處,當機場巴士下了高速路後,我熊熊還以為回到台北了咧!

路邊的人行道舖得太像台北姐妹市了,有壞就補,就算歪斜也有它一種自然的美感,店面更宛如省道旁大清倉,路上機車雖沒台北那麼多,但飛移的功力絕不會輸。

在巴士停車開門後,迎接我的竟然是,一、個、垃、圾、堆。

都不知要怎麼把行理箱拖下車。

這裡可是市中心-憲法廣場啊!蘇格拉底或許也在這廣場跟人辯論過呀!

如何能在這個最熱鬧的區域裡,每隔一段路就是一個垃圾堆。

市中心的巷弄彎曲窄小跟台北有得比,路邊停滿了車,違停的也不少,雅典人若到台北開車肯定也能暢行無阻。

Kassel's transportation is very convenient and on time, and the indicator and direction of hot spots are well done. It's easy for tourists to go sightseeing. There is nothing to worry about, and very safe, whether in or out of the exhibition pavilion. Only meal types are few, and after three days, I can't help but buy instant noodles to eat. There is one more reminder that Kassel has lots ups and downs road. Before you rent a bicycle please consider if you could manage it or not.

My feel about Athens is different. First of all, it's really hot. Except for the heat, it's hot, hot and hot. Second, it's a lot similar Taiwan. When the airport bus got off the freeway, I thought I'd be back in Taipei!The sidewalk is made just like a sister city of Taipei, there are patches on everywhere and the way it skews so natural. Those stores are decorated more like on big sale shops those stand on beside provincial road. Although there is less motorcycle than Taipei, the driver's lane splitting skill totally can be comparable with us.

As the bus stops and opens the door, welcome me ahead is a great pile of garbages. I even don't know how to get off the bus and there is no space on the ground to let me put my trunk on. This is the center of the city, Syntagma Square! Socrates might have argued with others in this square! How it could happen in the most lively area, there were pile of rubbish in the middle of sidewalk every few blocks far.

Those narrow alleys of the two cities are also similar. The roadside was full of parked cars, and some of them were parked illegally. I believe that the people of Athens definitely can drive a car through the heavy traffic smoothly if they were in Taipei.

(下) 衛城山腳下的觀光徒步區是遊客必來之地,不知我有沒有走錯,這真的不是台灣的某個夜市嗎?

(Below) This is one of the famous tourist attractions near the foot of Acropolis. I wonder if I have gone wrong. Isn't it really a night market in Taiwan?

看著山頂上的衛城古蹟,再看看市區建築,幾乎無高樓,沒有完善的市區規劃,只不斷的將房子蓋滿,盡力蓋到最滿。我能理解這情況㑹發生在台灣原因,但無法明白,這情況怎㑹發生在一個擁有高度數學能力而蓋出那様弘偉美麗神廟,這世上民主自由發源地,孕育出蘇格拉底柏拉圖這些大哲學家的這様的古文明城市。

離開雅典前一天下午,偶然的機㑹跟一位先生閒聊了起來,聽他抱怨很多政府的不是,經濟是如何不好,當下又想起Documenta展,其實不管在過去還是現在,不管是哪個國家,看來都存在相似的問題呢!

Look at the Acropolis which on the top of the hill, then take a look at buildings in urban areas, almost no high-rise buildings, there is no perfect city planning, only houses constantly covered all over the whole city until there is no more space for a tiny house.

I understand why this situation occurred in Taiwan. But I don't get it why this old city which has so many great and beautiful temples built by their ancestors who had a high mathematical ability, the birthplace of democracy, the birthplace of great philosophers Platon and Socrates, has the same problem as Taiwan.​

The day afternoon before leaving Athens we ran into a gentleman and chatted with him for a while. He complained a lot about government and how the economy is bad. Then I thought of the meaning of the Documenta exhibition. In fact, no matter in the past or now, no matter which country, it seems they all have similar problems!

噢~請放開那女神。

Oh, please set that goddess free.

我很享受雅典的夜晚及美食,食物真的多様又好吃。

夜晚很美,11點了餐廳還很多人,在衛城底下吃飯真是太美好了。

另外街上美女也很多,真的一個個都像女神那様神聖而美麗。

不禁試想著這些古文明城市,是不就只剰”古蹟”、”美食”、”美女”?

I enjoy the night and food of Athens. There are so many kinds of food and really delicious. The night was beautiful. It was 11 pm, and still a lot of people having dinner in restaurants. It was a truly wonderful thing that dining accompanied with the night view of Acropolis. In addition, a lot of beauty in the street and most of them really like a goddess that as sacred and beautiful.

I wondered if these ancient civilization cities have no more but only monuments, tasty food, and beauties.

註:特別推薦這家餐廳,Diodos,我們去了二次,餐點很好吃,服務很讚,餐後贈送的蛋糕及自釀紅酒很棒,而且可以邊欣賞衛城夜景(下中間照片)。

Note: Recommend this restaurant, Diodos. We went to twice. The meal is delicious, the service is nice, the cake and homemade wine after the meal are so tasty. And the Acropolis is by the side. (middle photo).

非常歡迎大家來到衛城!

Welcome to Acropolis!

最後一定要提的是我在雅典最開心的事。

這裡的貓真是多到讓我心喜若狂。

每天都能遇到許多的貓簡直不斷刺激我的腦內啡呀~

看看這隻在草地上漫步的貓,整個宙斯神廟就是他的家呀!

At the end of the article, I have to mention my happiest things in Athens There were so many cats that let me feel on the top of the world. Every day I met a lot of cats, it really kept stimulating my endorphins.

Look at that cat that was walking on the grass, the Temple of Olympian Zeus is right his home!

因為Documenta,讓我有機㑹造訪二個地方。

體驗了不同的文化,享受美景與美食,思考生活與藝術。

最重要的是最後平安歸來,對一切我充滿感恩!

Documenta is the reason I visited the two cities. Because of it I learn the difference between both cultures, enjoyed sightseeing and food, thought about life and art. Above all, return safely at the last, I am thankful for everything!

Kassel Documenta 14 Part One. 卡塞爾文件展 2017 (上)

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