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Atlas Obscura The Polaroid

During the war, the city of Rotterdam was completely destroyed. Afterward, it was hastily re-built, filled with aesthetically lacking concrete structures. In an effort to jazz things up, a group of artists began installing creative art installations throughout the city. 

The artists, known locally as Kunst en Vaarwerk, have developed a few influential pop art pieces to liven up Rotterdam. One of which is a massive Polaroid photo complete with a giant red pin holding it up. It was hung up in 1981 and led by the artist Hans Citroen. 

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