I went to the magnificent Andreas Gursky show at the Haus der Kunst in Munich today and found that one of his monumental images is entitled "Beelitz." Beelitz is of course the region in which all the best spargel is grown, Beelitzer-spargel being to Germany what San Marzano tomatoes are to Italy, or Vidalia Onions to the state of Georgia. In this aerial photograph of many parallel black lines, rows of plastic sheeting protecting the asparagus, spears of spargel are visible in the wheelbarrows of the polish harvesters. The image is online, but rather too small to see the spargel-detail, here.

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