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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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Buz Kiefer10-Feb-2018 22:29
Gorgeous night photography. Beautiful range and detail. Vote.
Julie Oldfield09-Feb-2018 03:32
Masterfully done. V
Jean D07-Feb-2018 04:32
Beautiful b&w night scene. ~V
Dennis Hoyne07-Feb-2018 03:27
A beautiful night time scene. V
Gill Kopy07-Feb-2018 02:27
I bet Goethe would appreciate this monument in this modern day setting - so cool in this night shot V
Jeff Real06-Feb-2018 18:32
A beautiful monochromatic night vision
V
marie-jose wolff06-Feb-2018 18:07
very fine composition, so beautiful in B&W! V
Walter Otto Koenig06-Feb-2018 16:45
Very well composed. Works well in b&w. "V"
Richard Glenn06-Feb-2018 16:44
Lovely light, B&W, composition. V
Nick Paoni06-Feb-2018 15:37
Cool evening capture.
Hank Vander Velde06-Feb-2018 15:06
Beautiful well composed image Jose.
Jim Coffman06-Feb-2018 14:23
A very nice mono night scene....
peterjay4506-Feb-2018 12:52
Fantastic night image, Jose. Wonderful clarity and contrast.
Fong Lam06-Feb-2018 12:08
A beautiful night scene and so well composed in BW....V
Ursula Miller06-Feb-2018 07:12
I like this scene in b&w very much! V
Helen Betts06-Feb-2018 05:41
Very striking at night, and excellent in B&W. V.
Paco López06-Feb-2018 05:14
Muy bonita composición y luces! V!
Dallas Hyatt06-Feb-2018 04:56
Really cool night shot!
fotabug06-Feb-2018 04:35
Looks good in B&W!
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