The Reichstag building in Berlin was constructed to house the Reichstag, the first parliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire supposedly set by Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe, who was later beheaded for the crime. That verdict has been a subject of controversy over the years. The National Socialist German Workers Party used this event as casus belli to begin a purge of traitors in Berlin and to ban the Communist Party of Germany.
The building remained in ruins until the reunification of Germany, when it underwent reconstruction led by internationally renowned architect Norman Foster. After its completion in 1999, it became the meeting place of the modern German parliament, the Bundestag.
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timecapturer (45163) 2013-12-11 6:03
this is an eye-catching shot from inside this famous and perhaps in the past infamous building. I love the clarity and wonderful shapes here and your flawless execution is just so fascinating and works beautifully. I really like it!
snunney (79551) 2013-12-11 6:16
Another example of Norman Foster's work. I like the symmetrical framing and the animated atmosphere. The graphism is very well depicted under a good light. The repeating reflections contribute to the success of the shot.
adramad (35317) 2013-12-11 6:48
Fabulous the composition you've accomplished, this very famous Reichstag building icon, I love the visual broad achieved, the presence of people give us the proportions of this wonderful architecture.
Good also both luminosity and clarity.
Good work my friend.
Have a good afternoon.
olive224 (2719) 2013-12-11 7:38
Interesting reflections in the many mirrors of this construction
Nice symetry and nice compo
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-12-11 7:40
Berlin is the better for having your aesthetic eye visiting and capturing it in stunning new ways, Silvio ~ well seen and well captured. The geometry of your photograph is beautiful.
Noel_Byrne (20720) 2013-12-11 7:56
Brilliant, I've never seen this structure before and its a work of art and engineering! I love the reflections it throws of the people around it, and the central composition like this is really nicely done. Its almost like an optical illusion!
wolf38 (30276) 2013-12-11 8:07
Hello Silvio. The Reichstag is a really interesting photo opportunity. The open architecture shows lines, textures, shapes and lots of light. And then also, visitors to the Reichstag, which give the whole life. Overall a great photo with excellent technical quality.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
yquem46 (38380) 2013-12-11 8:10
An impressive architecture shot well composed with the people walking inside and outside, and in the reflections
Just too high to fit totally on my monitor
CLODO (28938) 2013-12-11 8:19
nice architecture and you have reflections everywhere and persons in various positions.I would have been tempted to remove the bottom in order to have a more intriguing picturev (see my WS)
gojo (1715) 2013-12-11 9:47
A very impressive image of a very impressive building.
holmertz (37041) 2013-12-11 9:54
A superb composition from this very interesting buildings. There is a lot of human participation and marvellous reflections in this fantastic piece of architecture.
rbassin (16294) 2013-12-11 10:07
Cette composition est magnifique dans ce format vertical, qui accompagne bien la tour intérieure.
Les nombreux effets de miroir et la lumière sont superbes.
Romano46 (16578) 2013-12-11 11:03
sei andato a nozze con una simile struttura oltretutto perfettamente illuminata.
Il risultato è eccellente e non poteva essere altrimenti con un senso della composizione ed una tecnica come la tua.
Ciao e buona serata
ktanska (24102) 2013-12-11 11:38
It is no doubt one of the great modern architectural landmarks. That mirror structure is truely original, and that spiralling ramp provides good viewing angles. I don't remember why I didn't visit this place when I visited Berlin, but I regret it.
nikkitta (13220) 2013-12-11 12:05
Ciao Silvio from tiny villages to Berlin and wonderful Reichstag building, its mirrows and reflections
One of the more interesting works of Foster well capturel in pappopiated vertical format
Fascinating, well done
Ciao my friend
Fis2 (81888) 2013-12-11 13:11
Excellent POV, composition and colors.
I like light and sharpness.
carlo62 (27574) 2013-12-11 16:02
sembra una scena tratta dal film Playtime di Tati.
Molto interessanti le persone che si muovono intorno a questa struttura, che a sua volta le riflette come in tanti fotogrammi.
Bel colpo, mi piace.
photoray (10139) 2013-12-11 18:06
Eye catching giant geometric mirror layered art vase within the Reichstag building. Your view enhances the modern Deutschland moving forward beyond past issues.
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-11 19:32
A fantastic capture of this modern architecture.
I like the layers of reflections it shows of the people and its surroundings.
Good straight forward POV and excellent clarity. Good use of the vertical format to show us the full extent of this magnificent architecture.
fabbs99 (15681) 2013-12-11 21:17
Sad history of bitter politics,but a nice building to look at.The light and details are very good. Excellent perspective and depth in the image.TFS.
dkmurphys (46162) 2013-12-11 22:30
Spectacular structure, a true work of art. I like the POV, very well taken.
Enjoy a fine day.
jjcordier (73228) 2013-12-11 23:18
Une vision étonnante et graphique de l'intérieur du Reichstag et de cette sculpture-miroir.
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-12-12 1:27
fascinating capture of Reichstag!
You´ve created here really eye-catching and abstract result!
Original and creative composition my friend!
Have a nice day
dekanski (2384) 2013-12-12 3:09
Great!!! Very good point! Great angle chosen!
All the best
mirosu (12518) 2013-12-12 4:00
Excellent composition, superb view down to the lobby. All in very nice light and pleasant symmetry. The glass reflections are very good. Well arranged in portrait format. Well done.
ikeharel (52251) 2013-12-12 8:00
Marvelous modern structure indoor's the old known place renovated, silvio.
There is an eyes illussion when scrolled up and down the pic. space.
Fine outlines and superb clear view, light extraordinarily managed .
ourania (26348) 2013-12-12 8:15
un edifizio magnifico, c' e' grande interesse dappertutto, viste e dettagli cambiano costantemente, sguardo e mente sono sempre coinvolti ad un gioco accattivante. La tua foto ha catturato benissimo gli effetti ricchissimi offerti dall' architettura, la luce, il movimento. Mi piace molto la discrezione cromatica e la nitidezza che ci da' l' opportunita' di godere questa composizione al massimo. Complimenti e grazie!
worldcitizen (6477) 2013-12-12 13:27
This building is perfect for photography. The shapes and reflections are great. I like this framing, where we can see some people below, and it looks like a giant toy top. If I were there, I could play with the reflections for a long time I'm sure!
SnapRJW (29282) 2013-12-12 21:42
What a super shot Silvio, it's a pity I have to scroll to see it from top to bottom but at least the large size shows off the fine reflections on the structure. I like the composition as it shows the context of the architecture but I can imagine that this subject would provide an excellent opportunity for more abstract shots too. Nicely done. Warm regards Rosemary
emka (73183) 2013-12-12 22:44
Ciao Silvio, fantastic shot from interior of Reichstag. Amazing reflections in small mirrors. beautiful symmetry, superb presentation.
Warm regrads Malgo
mvdisco (17638) 2013-12-14 16:31
Hi Silvio, Ciao,
A very nice point of view of the interior of the Reichstag building in Berlin,
Great architecture and detail,
A sharp and clear presentation and composition,
Very well done..
Mics (643) 2013-12-25 21:19
Wonderful shot! I love the symmetry, clarity and overall composition. Well done!