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Köln (Cologne)

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Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities.
Cologne was originally founded and established by the Romans in 50 AD, under the name Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium.[3] It was the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the headquarters of the military in the region until occupied by the Franks in 462. During the Middle Ages it flourished as one of the most important major trade routes between east and west in Europe. Cologne was one of the leading members of the Hanseatic League and one of the largest cities north of the Alps in mediaval and renaissance times. Up until World War II the city had undergone several other occupations by the French and also the British. Cologne was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II. The bombing reduced the population by 95% and destroyed almost the entire city. With the intention of restoring as many historic buildings as possible, the rebuilding has resulted in a very mixed and unique cityscape.
Cologne is a major cultural center of the Rhineland and has a vibrant arts scene. Cologne is home to more than thirty museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture. The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom, and the Photokina.

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Ron LaCroix16-Mar-2017 10:53
You are so lucky to live in Europe. So many fantastic opportunities such as this one. You have taken advantage of it mightily.
Marwan Habib31-Aug-2015 17:40
A classical image of the city but nicely done.
Bill Taylor21-Dec-2014 16:34
Super nice shot ! V
Gary West25-Jul-2014 18:30
Beautiful Image excellent composition. V
Bakul Vyas29-Jun-2014 12:32
Beautiful. Voted
Illuminating Studios16-Jun-2014 02:56
Beautiful combination of bridge and cathedral lit at night. Nicely done.
M Paula Neumann28-Mar-2014 20:08
Beautiful night photo. Composition and color spectacular.
Ralf L.< Sthn X Photos13-Jan-2014 20:17
I like this one. Excellent perspective and lighting in blue hour. V
pascal23-Dec-2013 17:33
This is really fantastic ! Fabulous view.
gerrit14-Nov-2013 22:38
Jose, you did a great job by creating this picture of the old Dom an newer bridge. The colors, perspective and timing makes of this picture a wonderful masterpiece. VvV
kinta10-Nov-2013 08:14
Very nice composition with gorgeous colors. The light-uped cathedral is so beautiful! V!
Larry W20-Sep-2013 21:01
Beautiful image showing great colors and composition! Very well done!
Michael Tauber13-Sep-2013 16:17
Great photo.
I like the POV this river bank. Here are some low light photos from that shore:
Scott M. Turner02-Aug-2013 09:44
This is a beautiful capture!
Kathy Thompson30-Jul-2013 07:14
Beautiful night capture. V
Rodger13-Jul-2013 19:26
Beautiful shot Jose. ~V
MarcViskens09-Jul-2013 17:21
very nice composition José
Martin Wenzel07-Jul-2013 13:38
Outstanding image, my friend!
Robert Nielsen05-Jul-2013 20:18
Beautiful Night shot, Jose. Big Vote
thang05-Jul-2013 14:09
Stunning capture - big vote
Milan Vogrin05-Jul-2013 07:19
Very nice night shot. Like the compo. V!
Buba Jafarli04-Jul-2013 19:30
Marvelous lights, tones and compo, Jose! V.
roger fournier04-Jul-2013 06:23
Très belle vue nocturne et merci pour la documentation
Mike 03-Jul-2013 01:41
Menno Hölscher02-Jul-2013 19:35
That is excellent. Well composed, perfect light.
Helen Betts02-Jul-2013 19:25
Very nicely composed with excellent light. V.
Dennis Hoyne02-Jul-2013 02:43
Beautiful night time shot, outstanding composition!
Gill Kopy02-Jul-2013 02:26
Wonderful contrast in the lighting ! Great shot V
Carol Rollins02-Jul-2013 01:04
Fabulous capture of this gorgeous night scene! ~
janescottcumming02-Jul-2013 00:09
Wow...spectacular night shot! V
Photo.Keely01-Jul-2013 22:07
Nice work! Well done! V.
Carol How01-Jul-2013 19:44
Wonderful night composition~ V
Apostolos Tikopoulos01-Jul-2013 17:06
Very spectacular night composition. V.
Frank Landerville01-Jul-2013 14:05
Beautiful composed image.
Shmuel Halevi01-Jul-2013 13:43
Nice colors and skyline view.
Jim Coffman01-Jul-2013 13:32
Oh my!! One of you very best,Jose! Beautiful image....
Frank Tran01-Jul-2013 13:27
Very Beautiful! Well done. V+
Nestor Derkach01-Jul-2013 13:20
A great night scene and a composition of excellence.
Tom LeRoy01-Jul-2013 12:15
A superb view from and with the bridge of the cathedral at night! A super shot! BV
Kevin Warren01-Jul-2013 12:00
Fabulous night shot, Jose - a great composition!
Pete Hemington01-Jul-2013 11:36
Superb night cityscape - well composed
Guest 01-Jul-2013 11:33
A superb night scene, Jose. I remember the Dom, but didn't see it at night like this.
Ralf L.< Sthn X Photos01-Jul-2013 11:27
Great shot with excellent light in blue hr. Very well done! V
Yvonne01-Jul-2013 11:18
A superb image and very interesting story Jose! v
Stephanie01-Jul-2013 10:37
A beautifully composed image Jose! VV
Graeme01-Jul-2013 10:19
I love the colours and the perspective, Jose.BV
Kim01-Jul-2013 09:48
Great night shot, very well taken! V
Chris Morton01-Jul-2013 09:12
great night shot with the ancient picked out in different colour from modern
meekam tam01-Jul-2013 08:48
Beautiful night image of the famous Catheral,Jose! V
Bob White01-Jul-2013 07:31
Wow wonderful shot ot this fine Cathedral, definatly up there with the best of them ...BV
Martin Lamoon01-Jul-2013 06:40
Stunning shot, I do like this Cathedral, Its difficult to find a spot to get it all in, well done, think I used a fish eye from the other side it was so distorted!
hotsytotsy01-Jul-2013 06:22
~V~Excellent Image..Thank You for the
information included.. WoW !! hxxx
globalgadabout01-Jul-2013 05:11
that gilded bridge is astonishing..
John Reynolds LRPS01-Jul-2013 05:06
Classic view. Well captured. V.
Being Me01-Jul-2013 04:55
Wow!! What an amazing image!! Perfect! BV!
Lillian Rodriguez01-Jul-2013 04:49
Muy buena composicion y exposicion. Me encantan los arcos dorados del puente dirigiendo la vista hacia la catedral! GV
Walter Otto Koenig01-Jul-2013 04:08
A great view of the Dom across the Hohenzollern Bridge. Wonderful perspective and exposure. "V"
Gerard Koehl01-Jul-2013 04:06
Superbe composition. V
Janice Dunn01-Jul-2013 04:04
The Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is a very impressive cathedral
Sam Rua01-Jul-2013 03:51
Beautiful comp, Jose. Nicely seen and presented.
larose forest photos01-Jul-2013 03:46
Wow! This is so beautiful! Excellent night shot. And very interesting info. VV
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