Car cleaning station near waste-to-energy plant Ruhleben (= quiet life)
“The product of the modern way of thinking was called philosophy and included everything opponent to the old. Fantasy and feeling were proclaimed heresies, along with love of art and morality, past and future. Man was reduced to a mere creature of nature, ruled by animal necessity.
The eternal creative music of the universe became the monotonous rattling of a giant mill driven by the stream of chance and floating on it – a mill sufficient unto itself, without maker or miller, a real perpetuum mobile, with only itself to grind.”
from Novalis’ essay ‘Christendom or Europe’