The lovely medieval fish market area in Cologne, sits between the imposing Klosterkirche Groß Sankt Martin or Great St. Martin's Church, dating from the tenth century, and the banks of the Rhine. Beautifully-painted houses frame this lovely square that today is filled with cafe tables and umbrellas. From this square, medieval cobbled lanes lead into the rest of the charming Altstadt, or Old City.
Most of this area was devastated in World War II, but has been painstakingly reconstructed to glorious effect.
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Subhogen (4065) 2014-04-15 8:05
This is a very well composed image from a low POV. The lofty Church towers looks so impressive looming over the nice old world houses with multi coloured facades. The FG is impressive to with the cafe parasols and empty chairs. A fine photo with many details to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
pajaran (52562) 2014-04-15 10:11
Interesantan tekst o mestu i arhitekturi ...
Lep pogled na stolove, kuce i crkvu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto, arhitektura i detalji na fasadi, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa arhitektura.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place and the architecture ...
Nice view of the tables, homes and churches ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place, the architecture and details on the facade, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful architecture.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
marina7 (8055) 2014-04-15 11:42
a very interesting layered image...first there's a cafe, then the colorful pretty houses and they're followed by the beautiful church reaching for the sky! Then there's a hotel sign on the left... and to top it all you tell us it's a fish market:))) Wonderful place indeed and a cool image!
Thanks and best wishes!
ktanska (24900) 2014-04-15 12:19
It is certainly great to find such beautifully restaured old town corner from a big city. Wide angle vertical framing fits well, and shows that church tower mighty and tall. Colour palette of those houses is charming too.
Royaldevon (30145) 2014-04-15 14:11
Sadly, I was only in Cologne for a day, last year, and obviously missed this. This is a fine shot of horizontal layers, all different in shapes, colours and textures.
I find the tall, pastel shaded houses quite delightful. They have a very human sense of jollity and pave the way nicely for the tall, ornate, church tower, nicely placed off-centre for greatest, compositional impact!
My warm regards,
emka (79773) 2014-04-15 23:55
Hello William, Nice presentation of the Gross St. Martin and the old houses on Fisch Markt. beautiful colours and nicely composed picture.
WArm regrads MAlgo