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Berlin Reichstag

Berlin Reichstag
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Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-10
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-01 0:25
Viewed: 1540
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Continuing my series of landmark buildings, today we go to Berlin to watch the building of Reichstag.

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 a 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 KPD, the German Communist Party.
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.
The Reichstag as a parliament dates back to the Holy Roman Empire and ceased to act as a true parliament in the years of the Nazi regime (1933–1945). In today's usage, the German term Reichstag or Reichstagsgebäude (Reichstag building) refers to the building, while the term Bundestag refers to the institution.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-12-01 0:29]

Hi my friend...
Beautiful old architecture...

Hello Kristof! Very interesting building, very interesting place. Nice light, bright and colours. Good capture. Well done!

Bom dia Kristof,
Very interesting capture. Awesome idea this series, history illustrated by good photos.
Great composition, good colors and details.

Hi Kristof
wonderful capture of this important building
great capture
PS another manhole from our friend

ciao kristof..bel lavoro..soggetto interessante...scade per due piccole cose che ti ho inserito nel WS

Hi Kristof,
I have not been to Berlin, and seeing this magnificent architecture makes me think I should visit one of these days. The Reichstag looks mighty impressive with fine details. The blue sky and green lawn adequately provide good colors and contrast. My best regards, Danilo

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-12-01 8:19]

Hello Kristof
wonderful sharpness, light and colours. Excelent classic compo and presentation.
Great architecture shot.
Congrats, mb

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-12-01 10:39]

Hi Kristof
Only in movies or tv documentary have I seen this.
It is good to see the entire building standing tall.
A very good and sharp shot against this gorgeous sky.

Hi Kris,

beautiful shot made on a lovely day. I was so sad when I made a shot almost 10 years ago (no digital cameras was available then) of Reichstag, and in a Photo shop realised that the film was bad! :-) Thanks for this nice shot that reminds me on a nice days about 10 years ago.

Have a great day!

hello Kristof
very nice capture , great architecture and BG
best regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-12-01 18:32]

Very good shot Kristof! A great architectural picture, well composed and done with a very good technique! Thanks!


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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2008-12-01 22:25]

Hi Kristof:
Another magnificent shot of these Buildings. The POV and colors are great.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-12-02 2:07]


superbe cadrag sur cet palais, avec ce bau plan vert, il ressort à merveille, le contraste met très bien en évidence l gris de la pierre, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


Bom dia Kristof!

This is a great shot, very interesting architecture!

It´s nice checking this building..yesterday i´ve bombed it in a videogame :P


best regards

Hello Dear Kristof
Beautiful Building and beautiful shot, great colors and excellent contrast.
( I did some workshop hope you like it )
Best Regards

Hello Kristof,
great and impressive building, nice shot, well composed
good job & best wishes, Siegfried

HI Kristof...nice shot of this great landmark...great details and perspective....


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-12-04 5:38]

hi Kristof

Your capture of the symmetry to this building of unique architecture style has a good facade view showing very lively detail with people crowd. Good sharp detail and a fine composition.

tfs, bill

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