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Rathaus Symmetry

After the abstract reflection photo of the Hamburg City Hall (Hamburger Rathaus) I posted two weeks ago, here’s a more detailed and more recognisable photo of the same building. It was taken in the courtyard, which has got more favourable lighting conditions than the front façade, which faces north.

The Hamburger Rathaus is the seat of the local government and located in the old town at the Rathausmarkt square. It was built between 1886 and 1897 in neo-renaissance style, replacing the former city hall, which had been destroyed in the Great Fire of Hamburg in 1842.

The sculpture in the centre foreground is part of the Hygieia-Brunnen, a fountain with the Greek goddess and personification of health, cleanliness and hygiene, daughter of Asclepius. It was built to commemorate the cholera epidemic of 1892.

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2020-07-22 14:53
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1667 k

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