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Albrechtsplatz in the storm

Rothaar Hills, German Rothaargebirge, Rothaar Hills: Kahler Asten southernmost mountain region of the Sauerland in the Middle Rhine Highlands of southeastern North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), west-central Germany. The round-topped hills reach their highest point at the heath-covered Kahler Asten (2,759 feet [841 m]). Heavily forested slopes fall steeply to the Lenne and Sieg valleys in the north and west but drop gradually to the southeast, where they are drained by the Lahn and Eder rivers of Hesse Land. Heavy rainfall and long, cold winters hinder arable cultivation in the region. The local economy is dependent largely on forestry, stock raising, and tourism.

It was raining hard and I had the wrong lens for landscape with me, but I still love this picture.

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Taken on May 4, 2012