Cattle walking the last mile to this slaughterhouse are treated to this dazzling, but incongruous display of light before the end in Gross-Umstadt near Darmstadt, West Germany, on November 29, 1962. The chandelier came from a nearby factory that didn’t have room to assemble it there, so they decided to assemble it in this slaughterhouse.

Cow Chandelier

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BA (Hons) Visual Culture. I live in Cornwall with my husband, a cat and my books.

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  1. Lorna Greenway

    Incredibly beautiful and soooo ” too much” chandelier!! for cows!! I wonder what happened to this fantastic piece of historic light! Do you know?


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