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24-SEP-2017

Frankfurt am Main. Goethe Monument

In his autobiographical work ‘Poetry and Truth’ Johann Wolfgang Goethe writes ‘I was born in Frankfurt am Main on 28th August 1749, just as the clock struck noon’. Goetheplatz, Goethestraße, Goethe University – the people of Frankfurt are extremely proud of the poet who was born in their town. Although he spent a large proportion of his life in Weimar and did not always speak well of Frankfurt, this is where his most important works were written, such as the drama, ‘Goetz von Berlichingen’, and ‘The Sorrows of Young Werther’.And on many a cosy square in his home city, he broke the hearts of the proudest women. It is hardly surprising that he once claimed he could not imagine a more endearing city, for many reasons, although he left Frankfurt for good in 1775. However, he remained shaped by the spirit of the city of the Main, at least that is how the people of Frankfurt see it. For Goethe had an insatiable curiosity, he was interested in things close by and far away, the things he knew and the things he did not know. He defined the term, world literature, and he overcame boundaries – geographical as well as cultural ones. Truly a global citizen par excellence – from Frankfurt.

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Julie Oldfield01-Feb-2018 02:42
Well captured and interesting to see with the modern architecture in the background. V
Tom LeRoy31-Jan-2018 10:32
Wonder what Goethe would say about his birthday place, if he'd see it now. Great capture, Jose! V
Dennis Hoyne31-Jan-2018 04:46
A great figure in writing and poetry. Nicely photographed.
Charlene Ambrose31-Jan-2018 04:24
Nice capture of the statue with that modern background. V
Carter Creek31-Jan-2018 02:53
Excellent capture and history lesson. Well done. V
Gill Kopy31-Jan-2018 02:05
A great statue of this famous man and nicely captured with high rises in the background V
Dave Berry31-Jan-2018 00:03
Nice capture and, as always, the narrative is much appreciated. V
Jeff Real30-Jan-2018 23:25
A very fine capture of these details
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janescottcumming30-Jan-2018 23:06
A fantastic stature and a wonderful photo of it. V
bill friedlander30-Jan-2018 22:14
A fine looking statue well captured. V
Helen Betts30-Jan-2018 21:59
I like the statue set against that very modern background. V.
Tom Munson30-Jan-2018 21:22
Nice shot, Jose.
Frank Tran30-Jan-2018 21:03
Great shot. V+
Guest 30-Jan-2018 21:01
The classical pose and drapery both work well together.
Jim Coffman30-Jan-2018 20:47
A very nice capture of this monument, Jose.
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