Photographer's Note


This is of course a very classic view of the Reichstag in Berlin, but I couldnt resist posting it, because of the sunlight, the sky in the background and the simple fact that this photo is so much better than the one I posted 15 years ago (

The Reichstag is the meeting place of the Bundestag, the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland). It was built between 1884 and 1894 and subsequently used as the Imperial Diet of the German Empire, the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic and the Reichstag of Nazi Germany until 1933, when it was set on fire, allegedly by Dutchman Marinus van der Lubbe. The damaged building wasnt fully restored until after the German reunification in 1990. The reconstruction was led by architect Norman Foster, who also added a large glass dome to the building.

The photo was taken from the large grassy square called Platz der Republik. The Flagge der Einheit (Flag of Unity) is seen in front of the building. The text in the frieze reads Dem deutschen Volke, meaning To the German People.

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 524/100 mm
Date Taken: 2020-07-24 17:16
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1789 k

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