Photographer's Note

You may think that I made a mistake in the title. The typically British phrase which goes back to at least Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) says: “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. But let me explain what I mean. There is a popular story which I will try to remind you here first.

On a dark night in a city a man walking a street notices another man who is searching something on the ground around a lamppost. The passer-by wants to help, he asks:
“What are you looking for?”
“I lost my keys”
“Did you lose them here around the lamppost?”
“No, I lost them much further there down the street”
“So why do you look for them here?”
“Because there is so much more light here”.

This photo presents the town hall of Lüneburg. It is one of the most attractive buildings in the town. It has a wonderful elaborate façade which is however facing east. I arrived near the town hall in the afternoon so unfortunately the lovely façade was covered in shade. In this photo you see the view of the town hall from the south. Now coming back to the story, and my title. Yes the most attractive view of the town hall is from a different side, but I prefer to show you the view from this side from which the light was so much better.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6578 W: 105 N: 17227] (66900)
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