Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

This is a photograph that I intended to post ages ago but then, as you know, other photographs become more current and one gets shelved!

The day was far from wonderful for photography but I so wanted to share this amazing monument.

This is the statue of Germania.
It is a monument located in the Niederwald landscape park, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany and overlooks the valley of the Rhine. It was built in the 1870/80s to commemorate the Unification of Germany.

The monument was constructed to commemorate the foundation of the German Empire after the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The first stone was laid on September 16, 1871, by Kaiser Wilhelm I (William I). The sculptor was Johannes Schilling, and the architect was Karl Weisbach. The total cost of the work is estimated at one million gold marks. The monument was inaugurated on September 28, 1883. The 38 metres (125 ft) tall monument represents the union of all Germans.

The central figure is the 10.5 metres (34 ft) tall Germania figure. In the sculptured impression, Germania holds the recovered crown of the emperor in the right hand and in the left the Imperial Sword.

We travelled in a cable car to the top of the heights to see this sculpture and, though the day wasn't brilliantly sunny, I could appreciate the fantastic views over the Rhine, from this point.

I will add a cable car view as a workshop.

Have a great day,
Bev :-)

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