Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge

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    Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom, officially Hohe Domkirche St. Peter und Maria, English: High Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Mary) is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site.[1] It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day.[2]Cologne Cathedral was commenced in 1248 and left unfinished in 1473. Work recommenced in the 19th century and was completed, to the original plan, in 1880. It is 144.5 metres (474 ft) long, 86.5 m (284 ft) wide and its towers are approximately 157 m (515 ft) tall.[3] The cathedral is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the second-tallest spires and largest façade of any church in the world. The choir has the largest height to width ratio, 3.6:1, of any medieval church.[4]Cologne's medieval builders had planned a grand structure to house the reliquary of the Three Kings and fit its role as a place of worship for the Holy Roman Emperor. Despite having been left incomplete during the medieval period, Cologne Cathedral eventually became unified as "a masterpiece of exceptional intrinsic value" and "a powerful testimony to the strength and persistence of Christian belief in medieval and modern Europe".

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    1. HANSEFACTORY 22 months ago | reply

      Wunderbare Aufnahme !

    2. FaridMacleod 22 months ago | reply

      i've been there it's amazing !
      beautiful work !!

    3. Chiara Tognini 22 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!

    4. ρrakaz (Digital Monk) 22 months ago | reply

      Awesome! Made it to Explore and Front page :) Congrats!
      Check out the screenshot here: clipyourphotos.com/FP/chrisk1982/58358

    5. Tom Crossan Photography 22 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture and seen in Explore.

    6. wgbray 22 months ago | reply

      Well done shot.....keep up the good work!

    7. Bob_24798 22 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous HDR.... especially with such variance in the light......
      Killer shot

    8. trrhodes [deleted] 22 months ago | reply

      Interesting colours of light, congratulations for having this featured in Explore!

    9. jonnyamerica 22 months ago | reply

      Congratulations for EXPLORE!!

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    10. 23Alex 22 months ago | reply

      Absolutely gorgeous.

    11. Linda Shannon Morgan Photography 22 months ago | reply

      Amazing color and clarity...spectacular work! Congratulations on Explore!

    12. Juan Carlos Otero-Charlijco 21 months ago | reply

      Gracias por poner tu foto en nuestro grupo.

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    13. CAÑA 21 months ago | reply

      maravillosa

    14. JasonHamiltonKrinsky 21 months ago | reply

      Those lights are amazing. How many exposures?

    15. njm1953 19 months ago | reply

      That's fantastic

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    17. JEF 96 17 months ago | reply

      Fantastic composition...Excellent shot... I saw your image whe I posted my shot of The Little Guys to this thread....nice work!


      This image is a true Flickr's Legend!

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