Recently I visited some ancient interesting towns in Germany (Hildesheim, Monschau) where I created appealing images. That is, if you are interested in historical buildings/objects such as Romanesque churches (some of them a thousand years old!), half-timber houses or very old medieval city walls. I also visited Italy recently. Tuscany (Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca) and Rome. These images are already online, except just a few still waiting to be reviewed. I expect to have 500 (approved) images online in just a few weeks! A lot of files still pending.
Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) cathedral, a famous German cathedral. King Charlemagne is buried here. This room is called Pfalzkapelle in German. It is a rich decorated chapel, with a lot valuable marble imported from Italy. If you visit this amazing cathedral, do not forget the treasure-chamber! It contains an amazing amount of wonderful gold/silver/gem artwork, paintings, some icons, old garments, songbooks and a lot more.
The bust of King Charlemagne is one of the top pieces of the treasury!
Some call it the best preserved ancient Roman monument, the almost 2000 year old Pantheon in Rome.
A building of breathtaking beauty and intelligent design. It has the largest unsupported concrete dome until today! It is very impressive to see the sunlight entering the building via the 7,8 meter wide 'Oculus' in the roof. Original build as temple for all gods by emperor Hadrian in 120 AD.
Good morning, I'd like to share my impression of Tower Bridge, London, with you.
At first, I was impressed by it's giant size. The breadth of the road surface, the big rivets and steel beams, the overall length...you got to see it to understand! Of course, it is still one photographers opinion ;-) The construction looks robust, and it is nicely painted. Perhaps the river Thames itself also contributes to my opinion about Tower Bridge, its breadth is enormous. Anyway, if you are in London, a must see I'd say.
Yes, its a nice bridge and your images reflects that very well. I would add that most photographed views are more distant, then its just a very famous bridge. This bridge has so many cool details as you mentioned. Also, the machinery is very interresting. Cheers Gerrit!
Just want to share with you that for the near future (2014/2015) my photographic focus concerns the following topics: castles, cloisters/monasteries, ruins and ancient (often Romanesque) churches. Of course, my attention will not be strictly limited to these themes. Other subjects will meet my camera lens as well. I'll keep you posted about my actions 'in the field'!
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