Pizza is popular around the world, and also an inspiration to artists. The German city of Dusseldorf is currently hosting an exhibition that explores the cultural significance of the Italian staple: ‘Pizza is God’.
A source of joy for some, junk food for others. The baked dough traditionally topped with tomato and cheese evokes emotions that international artists have translated into appetizing artworks.
The annual ranking put out by the British magazine Monocle also placed Dusseldorf in the top 20. Tokyo came in second. No US city made the top 25, with picturesque Vancouver the only North American city in the mix.
Originally from Austria, Fritz Eller was one of Germany's most important postwar architects. He helped shape the look of many cities in West Germany, designing such buildings as the state parliament in Düsseldorf.
Naples' pizza twirling joined UNESCO's growing list of "intangible heritage" Thursday, securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures including a Saudi art form traditionally practiced only by women.
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