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Detail from Munster Cathedral with Story

robsb

San Jose, US
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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his enthusiastic and repeated support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006
Tue 25-Dec-12 04:49 AM

At the centre of the old city is the M├╝nsterplatz or Cathedral Square, Freiburg's largest square. A farmers' market is held here every day except Sundays. This is the site of Freiburg's M├╝nster, a gothic minster cathedral constructed of red sandstone, built between 1200 and 1530 and noted for its towering spire.. This detail supports a funny story about the construction of the Cathedral. One of the craftsmen who made the figures shown in this detail. One of the people in town owed him money for work that he did,but had never paid him. So he got his revenge by putting his likeness in this stack of images. If you look carefully at the protruding image just below the roofline you will notice a drain pipe protruding from the figures rear end.


D700 w/ 85mm f/1.4 AFD, f/7.1, 1/400, ISO 450. Processed in Capture NX2.

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