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A Winter Day in Emden

The day before we went to Assen, we had been the Kunsthalle in the German town of Emden, which is currently co-hosting the exhibition The American Dream (American Realism 1945-2017, through May 27). It was another bitterly cold February day, which my next picture will show even more clearly.

Emden is located in the state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and is the main city in the region of Ostfriesland (East Frisia). Emden has got the westernmost seaport of Germany, thanks to its location at the river Ems and Dollart Bay. The city has got about 50,000 inhabitants.

Seen here is Emder Rathaus (Emden City Hall), which was originally built in the 16th century and designed by Laurens van Steenwinckel, architect in Antwerp, whose city hall was inspiration for the Emden City Hall. After being destroyed by air raids in World War II, the city hall was rebuilt in modernised style and re-opened in 1962. The flag in the foreground is the city flag of Emden.

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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: 497/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-02-27 15:03
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1448 kb

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