Talk:City of Workers

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Well, Crisco 1492 I am in the position that I can understand SOME German,and probably can tell you what is in a German document - but Sca was the translator in our project about Baluscheck. He is the one who speaks fluent German. Hafspajen (talk) 09:34, 19 July 2014 (UTC) Sca... ? Hafspajen (talk) 17:47, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Ah... well, guess it depends if Sca has time for this. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Hans Baluschek - Arbeiterstadt (1920).jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Hans Baluschek - Arbeiterstadt (1920).jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on October 2, 2016. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2016-10-02. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:44, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

City of Workers
City of Workers is an oil painting on canvas completed by the Berlin Secessionist painter Hans Baluschek in 1920. It depicts a dark and dirty working class sector of the German capital, Berlin, in which industrial smoke dominates the skyline and the few lights of windows are drowned in the gloom. The 48.44 × 36.25 in (123 × 92.1 cm) work is held at the Milwaukee Art Museum.Painting: Hans Baluschek


Traffic light??[edit]

... where is there a traffic light in this picture? The only lights one can see are the back light of a Prussian railway semaphore in the upper left; a railway disc signal in the lower center; and two headlights of a locomotive to the right of the disc signal. --User:Haraldmmueller 20:39, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

  • The source reads "The train tracks and traffic lights are front and center while the houses of the workers huddle in the background." Traffic light is clearly meant to refer to the railway signal. It could have been linked to be clearer, but...  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:08, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
Yes - I also added a comment (currently "awaiting moderation") at the original source. This is, in my opinion, a simple case of someone not knowing the correct terms. And with Baluschek being the son of a railway engineer, he would have known more or less what he was painting. --User:Haraldmmueller 06:42, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Alright. I didn't know the term "semaphore" when writing the sentence in question, and it didn't strike me to use "railway signal". The new version looks good.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:54, 3 October 2016 (UTC)