The Cologne Cathedral view from the east-side.
The duel-towers as seen from the Heinrich-Boll-plaza, near the Ludwig-Im Museum.
I found that the modern edifice shown from this perspective is "breaking" the pattern and contrast the Gothic architecture of the Cathedral.
50.941, 6.9611 on the map.
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tenretin (2567) 2014-04-21 0:52
I particularly like the photographs that highlight dialogue ancient works and modern works.
This snapshot can situate the monument in context.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-04-21 1:43
this cathedral is truly amazing! The abundance of the decorative details is almost overwhelming. The modern building at the right hand side contrast with it due to its simplicity and actually makes me wonder where we lost the ability to build so beautifully as people long time ago. Well captured and nicely presented with slightly different approach.
Thanks for sharing
All the best
carlo62 (49261) 2014-04-21 2:14
ricordo ancora molto bene l'effetto che ho avuto quando ho visto questa cattedrale, lo sguardo si perdeva nel cielo, la sua altezza è enorme.
Scatto molto originale, con le perone e le architetture che completano la vista della cattedrale.
papagolf21 (102430) 2014-04-21 2:35
Bonjour, cher Ike,
Je n'ai jamais compris comment l'on pouvait construire à proximité d'un monument historique un bâtiment moderne.
Je sais bien que nous vivons au 21e siècle, mais quand même.
Il n'en demeure pas moins que le contraste est étonnant.
Bonne observation générale.
snunney (100116) 2014-04-21 2:52
The modern building coming in from the right does indeed make a good lead-line toward the Gothic masterpiece of the cathedral. The people in the foreground nicely animate the scene. The light was ideal to bring out the colours and detail. Very good sharpness.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-21 3:09
a fascinating shot of this Gothic wonder. I like the mix of old and new elements here, it gives the image such impact and adds to the grace and elegance of the old and amazing spires of this beautiful cathedral.
Have a good week - B.
jhm (153776) 2014-04-21 4:03
Almost totally renewed after WW II, after WAR II has one almost forty year worked for to have this result.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect, also the colours together.
A nice composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
pierrefonds (66931) 2014-04-21 4:22
The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the architecture of the Cologne cathedral. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice dya.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-21 7:42
I wish I could see those beautiful old European architectures in person, maybe someday. They are so beautiful and elegant in style. Nice capture of this cathedral with good details. WEll done, tfs.
Cricri (120143) 2014-04-21 9:44
Une architecture de la cathédrale travaillée d'une grande finesse dans les détails, c'est un contraste énorme avec le bâtiment moderne, simple, bonne lumière, belle présentation
Toute mon amitiés
ricardomattos (7101) 2014-04-21 11:40
Amazing view of this impressive cathedral. Full of details in its façade. Realy there is a great contrast with the new buildings around but they don't diminish the magnificency of this cathedral.
photoray (13981) 2014-04-21 15:27
Interesting view of the Cologne Cathedral, its elaborate detailed Renaissance architecture compared to the modern foreground. Would enjoy sitting at the outdoor cafe and soaking in the scenery.
thanks for sharing,
mcmtanyel (23393) 2014-04-21 19:58
I have no logical explanation for it, but it reminds me of a battleship. It is majestic and a bit intimidating. I appreciate the contrast between the Gothic and modern architectural styles.
PS. In "The Wake," my aim was to emphasize our little boat's insignificance with respect to the passing giant. The subliminal message is "It is so huge, I can't even photograph it all."
kato (11630) 2014-04-21 21:39
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Cologne Cathedral main building and duel-towers in medieval times. It seems to masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It looks like the symbol of an upsurge of the nationalism of the German race.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-04-21 23:55
Nice shot of the Cologne cathedral,.Nice colors and very good presentation.TFS.
Royaldevon (39344) 2014-04-22 1:27
Isn't it amazing how well these completely contrasting styles fit together so well!
The red building acts as a very effective guide, its roof links well with the abstract wall and, between them, they seem to open up the aspect of this magnificent cathedral.
One could stay all day, photographing this beautiful area and still find something different to capture!
Have a lovely day,
adramad (46030) 2014-04-22 4:52
Great POV that you have captured this jewel of Gothic, above all in your image enjoyed with the beauty of the many pinnacles in its apse and its two towers, sorry for such as modern buildings that have been built so we coming to cathedral, I remember that I did not like anything, when I visit Colonia many years ago.
Very well balanced lighting and very good sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Wish you a very nice day.
Didi (60588) 2014-04-22 7:29
Nice view on this splendid cathedral
It's not very simple to have a complete point of view in towns
This is also my problem
ourania (46364) 2014-04-22 8:04
this is a very original and intriguing point of view, the cathedral is so close and sharp, its details and spires create a fascinating rhythm. The foreground perspective, architecture and street scene provide a marvelous "distraction" from the classic views that are so common. I like very much the way your composition culminates within a well considered frame, there's pleasing brightness and lovely colours whereas the cathedral looks monochromatic. It seems that we have a little story in the street scene too with the attractive lady walking towards the cathedral and the nearest gentleman following her with his glance. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
pajaran (61244) 2014-04-22 8:20
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mesu, lep pogled na katedralu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi, lep trenutak sa posetiocima.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Interesting article about meat, a nice view of the cathedral ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful architecture and details shown on the facade, a nice moment with the visitors.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
mesutilgim (95390) 2014-04-22 11:37
Helo dear Ike,
Very nice capture of this famous cathedral in Cologne from a different pov than usual ones.
Very good layout.
TFS and best regards
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-22 13:00
Ike, a very impressive Gorhic architecture of the Cathedral that is much more interesting with the bright sunshine!
I would prefer to remove a little the bald people on the foreground with the exclusion of the lady walking to the right who adds to your image!!
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-22 22:27
As you say interesting and different the modern building breaking the vertical towers of the Cathedral.
My eye catches the young lady walking briskly on the left, and leave me pondering weather she is off to Church or the modern office, he he.
emka (98854) 2014-04-22 23:58
In would prefer to see only the Gothic of the Dom without these modern grey building, but what to do? Excellent composition from Cologne.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Nicou (143208) 2014-04-23 5:58
Merveilleuse vue de cette cathédrale de Cologne sueprbe quelle architecture et la mise en valeur des deux clochers effilé sueprbe compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
Kielia (24077) 2014-04-23 8:15
very interesting and fascinating capture of this well known cathedral, not quite usual here on TE. Very interesting colors and a nice light that makes so many fascinating details visible. A great image!
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-23 12:32
I still remember the fist view of the cathedral , quite big and impresive
Good to put for contrast the modern building of the Museum at the front, creating a creative , personal capture
As always people presence adds action at the photo
Great work for a grea church
macjake (68488) 2014-04-24 2:22
I like the lady on the far right :)
haha...sorry, just had to say that!
this Cathedral actually looks like an organ, or should I say looks like a collection of organ pipes.
never seen it from this close up before.
strange collection of items along the bottom of the frame but it all works well.
see you around
amaryllis (37039) 2014-04-25 5:52
un cadrage est de cette superbe cathédrale à l'architecture remarquable et un intérieur aussi beau!
on voit distinctement ces deux flèches et l'imposant édifice ainsi présenté
delpeoples (58348) 2014-04-27 1:15
A lesser known side of this famous cathedral. In fact, I don't think I've seen it from this angle. The details of the spire are very pretty and have been depicted well. Excellent colours and contrasts. Well done.
Have a good Sunday
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-01 3:04
This cathedral is one of the most beautiful Gothic architecture in the Central Europe in my opinion. Like your shot, a selection of the POV and interesting cropping. With modern design around it looks even more attractive. Well done!
rigoletto (34279) 2014-05-01 6:52
been there a couple of times, unfortunately both at night times, so i can only admire this beauty in its daytime photos like this :( showing the "back" of it makes it different than most photos, plus, Ludwig museum makes a fine addition to the architectural contrast.
jcpix (13930) 2014-05-02 17:29
As I'm getting caught up again, this one stood out from your pages. A point of view I've never seen before of this well known cathedral. As you mentioned, I like how the pattern is broken by this compilation of large shapes in conjunction with the impressive architecture of the cathedral. Even with the many fascinating lines and details, my favorite element is the lady to the right, walking all by herself...she stands out nicely against that backdrop. :) A beautiful sky to accompany this shot, everything came together quite nicely here. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-05-05 9:31
What a magnificent gothic style cathedral, a picture captured from a cafe terrace, good pov with the whole monument into the frame, excellent hues and high resolution, regards
fritzi007 (10825) 2014-05-20 14:15
interesting photo and information, good job!
PiotrF (18160) 2014-05-21 15:31
a fascinating shot of this Gothic Cathedral.Perspective and depth are excellent taken.Perfect exposure and good color saturation
adores (45641) 2014-05-28 16:39
Guess I'd never seen the cathedral from this pov! Such a great contrast! I like the composition, specially with the man in foreground watching the woman passing:)!
wolf38 (31296) 2014-06-08 8:12
Hello Ike. The Cologne Cathedral. Determines the cathedral has already been photographed millions of times. But each of the images has a different angle. I also like the inclusion of people. Well done and worth seeing.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
jmdias (64994) 2014-06-14 1:58
a different angle to catch a view of this famous cathedral. I liked the contrast between the old and the new architecture. nice view of the daily life around too.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-02 9:13
Hello Dear Ike,
Lovely vertical view of the Cathedral. Clarity and color control is so beautiful. Bright and vivid picture.
best wishes and have a nice weekend.
berek (50504) 2014-09-28 2:53
One of Germany's most peaceful cities. been a wonderful picture of daily life. The architecture of the Cathedral in the background is impressive.
Have a nice Sunday
abmdsudi (54607) 2015-01-02 5:10
The jutting pinnacles seem to be busy reaching the sky! Nice piece of this grand and an elegant architecture finely shot full of delicate detail, colours and shadow plays. Love feel of space and fg interest giving the extra plus points. Simply delicious to look at, one to be proud off, Congrats.
silah (2798) 2015-01-21 1:55
You have presented very impressive building again. Sharness and colours look so nice too. Very well presentation. TFS, My friend. GREETINGS, Salih.
Matyas (0) 2015-04-17 2:34
Hello Ike! Amazing Dom of Cologne (Koeln). Wonderful towers. Fine perspective. Perfect vertical take. Good focus. Well done! Shalom!
danos (98535) 2015-11-08 10:45
nice the view of Cologne's Cathedral,with its impressive bell towers to dominating the scene as outline perfect against the sky.I like the created details as enhanced from the brilliant light of the day as the vivid colours.
ChrisJ (114735) 2016-01-08 22:29
A city I have not yet been to but would like to visit. The twin spires of the Köln cathedral are justifiably famous. Excellent sharpness and tfs!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (72211)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-04-21 0:11