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This is an image of an outdoor installation by the artist Dan Flavin. It is at the front entrance to the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin. The Hamburger Bahnhof is a pretty large museum. It originally was the main train station in Berlin and was bombed to ruin during World War 2. It was re-built later and became an art museum. The main entrance is a large building flanked by buildings on the left and right. The buildings are off-white in color. At the main building in the middle there are two large blue neon lights that are very intense. This is the Flavin installation. The lights are so bright that they illuminate the three buildings blue. When you stand in between the lights in front of the main building the lights create an illusion that makes the sky appear orange. Luckily on this night there was a cloud cover so the orange color was pretty visible. When I walked out of the entrance area onto the street I could see that the night sky was in fact black. It is a simple piece referencing complementary colors and quite interesting to me.