Michael Nguyen

Photographer
   
Yawning Emptiness
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Nationality: german
Biography: Most of the time, Michael Nguyen focuses on small, ordinary things but through the subjective lens, he give them new perspectives, a new soul. “With my camera I capture little things that we often don't notice in everyday life. I also... MORE
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Yawning Emptiness
Copyright Michael Nguyen 2022
Updated Jan 2022
Location Munich
Topics Allianz Arena, Corona, Covid, Documentary, Essays, Football, Germany, Journalism, Munich, Pandemics, Photography, Photojournalism, Soccer, Sports, Stadium, Street
In front of the Munich Allianz Arena, soccer stadium of FC Bayern Munich with 75,021 seats during the Corona Lockdown. Where tourists and fans usually bustle about, craftsmen and employees work, the snack bar owners make preparations and cars are already parked in the parking lots at noon, there is yawning emptiness. The stadium was the venue for the 2006 soccer World Cup. Michael Nguyen visited the place on two days.

Even in and around the Fröttmaning subway station, stop of line 6 to the Allianz Arena, where otherwise many tourists can be seen during the day, there is a ghostly silence. The subway line 6 serves as a connection to the Allianz Arena of FC Bayern Munich.

The station Fröttmaning is completely covered by a translucent membrane. The platforms are covered with granite slabs and separated between the tracks by a fence. A concrete wall is painted with a work of art by Peter Kogler.

Near the stadion is Munich's Gut Großlappen, a wastewater treatment plant. It was built in 1926 and is located in the Freimann district. A plant with four 35-meter-high towers was built 2003 to generate biogas. Due to their shiny cladding, these are an architectural contrast to the Allianz Arena opposite.


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