Photographer's Note

You may have noticed that I am recently presenting some of my older photos from Germany. I wanted to have in my gallery something from Frankfurt but when I was there the weather was really bad and sky was dull. Thus I picked this close-up without any sky visible here.

Justice is normally pictured as a lady with three attributes: balance, which she uses to weigh the arguments, sword, which symbolizes the power and in most presentations she is blindfolded, which symbolizes that she is objective and has no prejudices or preferences. Some artists present her though with eyes wide open, which supposedly suggests that she is not as objective as one could think. However early presentations of Lady Justice did not show here blindfolded. Was it because the standards were so high in the past, or because people did not even pretend that they care about justice while judging others?
The title which seems to be contradictory in itself is taken from a movie title (1999).

The statue of Justitia is a part of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen (Fountain of Justice) on the Römerberg one of the major squares in Franfurt old town. As a background serves here a fragment of slim tower the Gothic Alte Nikolaikirche (St Nikolaus Church) (15th century). Römer is a name of Frankfurt City Hall and Berg means a Mountain, so Römerberg could be translated as a City Hall Square.

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