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A few day ago I showed you the great prince-elector's castle in Bonn - but only the main building.
Between this building and the bank of Rhine river there's a large side wing. The whole castle extends from West to East and therefore a solution must be found concerning the important old street from North (Cologne) to South (french border near Karlsruhe) - following directly Rhine river. As you can see, the solution wasn't a simple one. The elector and archbishop of Cologne, Clemens August of Bavaria, ordered this pompous thoroughfare, the "Koblenzer Tor" (Koblenz Gate), projected by Francois Cuvillιs. It was built from 1751 to 1757.
At the top of the gate wall you can see 5 golden statues - in the middle the archangel Michael and besides him 4 statues, allegorising the virtues of devoutness, endurance, fortitude and faithfulness.
A panorama you can see here.

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