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Every city has its image If you ask people from all over the country some might say that Hanover has no particular one but of course everyone knows that the city is somewhat grey Since the the early sixties and seventies the city had to suffer under the prejudice of beeing an unattractive stain in the landscape Nothing happened in and around Hanover and boredom has been a favourite attribute to describe the city beside the Leine Knowing this the city department tried to work against this image with a street-art programm In 1974 they bought three Nanashuge colorfull and big breasted statues from french artist Nicki de St Phalle and started other projects to polish the citys face in the public Everything looked good from that moment apart from the reaction on the Nanas A big hassle began but was it worth the trouble This essay is a try to search for reasons and answers why the Nanas caused so much controversy and if they deserved it after all Disliked Exposition To understand the reaction of the poeple at these times we must have a further look at the set and the scenery of these times Indeed Hannover was grey and was quite unattractive for tourists In this case the intention behind the placement of the Nanas was absolutely right The cost 150000 Deutsche Mark - a lot of money at this time The question about the funding released the controversy because the alternate option for spending the money would have been a new ambulance strongly recommended by a local hospital After the Nanas had been installed people started to think Some of them thought that the money was poured down the drain and raised their voices Another few got angry about the unesthetic outlook and third parties were still searching for disadvantages as other people were already out on the street to demonstrate The unacceptable attitude of the public made it
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