Still-Leben Autobahn

still life

–noun,pluralstill lifes.

1.

a representation chiefly of inanimate objects, as a painting of a bowl of fruit.
2.

the category of subject matter in which inanimate objects are represented, as in painting or photography.
Longest street party - ‘Still Life’ sets world record
Longest street party – ‘Still Life’ sets world record
No autos on the autobahn: Germans party on highway
Germany’s autobahns are renowned for average speeds well in excess of 80 miles (130 kilometers) an hour. But the average dropped near zero Sunday as tens of thousands of people sat at a 37-mile table for a cultural celebration titled, appropriately enough, “Still Life.” Cars were strictly verboten. Attention on the A40,” a radio traffic report warned. “There is a 60-kilometer (37-mile) closure between Duisburg and Dortmund due to the longest table in the world.” A festival spokesman said an estimated 3 million people turned out amid fine weather, one million of them with their bicycles, to celebrate on the highway between Dortmund and Bochum, in western Germany. Tens of thousands sat at the table, which was made up of 20,000 individual tables, spokesman Oliver Haenig, said. The highway, which crosses North Rhine-Westphalia state, is normally one of Europe’s busiest. The event was part of a wider cultural festival celebrating the Ruhr region. It was chosen by the European Union this year as a European Capital of Culture 2010 — the first time the distinction went to an area rather than a city.

Germany has no general speed limit for its famous autobahns. Cars often speed up to 125 miles per hour or more. In dense or dangerous areas, drivers are often required to slow down to 75.

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