Is this Bombed-out Cathedral Day by any chance?
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Photo by Robert Bracklow.
what it looks like today
Plan: Go back in time and open a shutter repair business. Be wealthy.
This is what NY authorities think congestion pricing will do for traffic.
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Bomber groups did try and spare the cathedral, both because of its cultural value but also because it was a good navigation point. When you take a look at it up close, you can see the damaged bits, as you can in so many German landmarks that have been restored, but it's such an impressive place. Cologne isn't the prettiest city anymore, but the way the Cathedral glows a pale yellow at night and how reflects along the Rhein along with some of the other nearby medieval church towers, it's stunningly beautiful.
I have an unusual classroom poster of the Köln cathedral from the 1920s. I thought I would share because the details are so beautiful. (The tiny people and vehicles at the bottom are interesting, as well.)
ELI5: how did it survive hundred pound bombs? Wouldn’t the bombs fall through the roof and explode, or did they just explode on the roof surface and the blast extend upward?
I had the chance to visit in the 80’s. The steps in those spires were amazing!
Man look at the city. It’s amazing that they rebuilt after that war. So much destruction. Humans are amazing.
What a great photo.
I spend a week in Cologne every year from work in a BNB that I can see ( where it now stands ) in this photo.
I went there in 2010 with some German friends and can say it's an impressive view.
There's a museum next door that has a beautiful mosaic floor from an ancient Roman bath house. The Germans discovered it digging bomb shelters to protect them from allied bombing raids during WWII and fortunately saved the art for future generations to see!
Isn't this also right next to the location of the famous tank duel?
Wasn’t pretty much the whole city of Dresden just not as lucky?
Its awesome to walk next to the Cathredral and look at a little information board on the side. Many photos of how the cathedral and its direct environment looked like in ´45. Its unbelieable, cologne was just a pile of rubble at this point.
Wow a wasteland
Funny, I just commented to someone that a landmark like Notre Dame can still retain cultural significance and draw tourists by using this very cathedral as an example.
I've been here. It is a beautiful landmark. I also bought a post card with a photo of it damaged by bombing, similar to OPs
I went to Koln last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only is the Dom an incredible building to witness in person but the excavation work they are doing where they have discovered ancient Roman ruins underneath the city is equally fascinating.
Germany didnt finish rebuilding till the 1980s. That still amazes me
I went up to the top last month! Awesome cathedral, will definitely go again whenever I go to Cologne
This headline sounds like it was written by a very passive aggressive German
"Like the hand of God falling from the sky."
That reminds me of another cathedral that didn’t collapse... oh wait sorry it DID collapse it’s notre dam
It doesn’t look like it got hit once. And probably didn’t for good military strategy (landmark)
How was this photo taken?
In light of the Notre Dame Fire, my first thought was, “weird flex, but okay.”
In all seriousness though, it really is amazing.
They look like characters from a movie. Great photo
I wonder if it made funny noise when it happened.
What would happen if someone fired off a shell from that tiger?
Recognize Barry’s teeth from a mile away.
Think of the high notes they could’ve hit at that age
Dude In the middle got all the bad features of the other two.
Impossible with that date, they were enrolled in Clontarf Beach Primary school Queensland Australia in the 70’s. They lived in Tainton Street Clontarf for about 9 months in a fibro 2 1/2 bedroom house with their divorced mother. One of them, not sure which one went out with my sister for a brief time before moving interstate where they followed their music careers.Theirs a memorial statue of the three brothers in the Main Street of Redcliffe that celebrates the Gibb brothers fame.
Used to see Maurice Gibb all around North Miami/Miami Shores when I was a kid (during the 90s).
What was Nazi Germany's attitude toward Thailand?
Technically the King of Siam at the time.
In Thailand (or at least in my school), They avoid teaching Thailand-Axis relation like plagues, The curriculum for Thai history doesn't mention WW2 as "Important event" in Thailand history, We only learned about the WW2 in World History which conveniently skips fascist Thailand, involvement with Japan and invasion from allies and only mention Seri Thai movement.
But of course, This varies between school and this is only my observation of standard curriculum. Some school choose to cover those missing history.
Thailand/Siam was lead by a man who was essentially a fascist until the USA couped him in 1957.
Oh great, he bowed to another leader. Now Hitler won't be taken seriously on the world stage! /s
Look at that train of an aircraft back there.
That'd be such a great line for "Uh, we don't do that here..."
Thai greeting is usually cusped hands brought close to the heart, IIRC also used by the royalty.
Finally, someone who Hitler can safely say he’s taller than
Never realized what a serious hair part Hitler had.
Daaaaaaamn Hitler had that hard AF part. Thing looks like the Grand Canyon!
Hitler's Germany and the way he conducted his business and the salute and everything will always fascinate me. It blows my mind that this was ever able to happen and how long it happened for.
King of Thailand with the guy who killed Hitler. Such a hero!
Didn't I read somewhere that people weren't allowed to touch royalty in Thailand or was that another place and/or time?
Anybody know what plane that is?
I think they put people to death for drugs in Thailand. Hitler would still be in good company if he visited today.
See being culturally sensitive makes you Hitler as well. Look at that powering for respect. We are all screwed lol
Reminds me of when Obama bowed to the King of Japan and also the King of Saudi Arabia.
Such a gentleman. They don’t make leaders like they used to that’s for sure :(.
Such a respectful, beautiful soul. Rest in peace.
Hell of a hard part, ashamed to say it but it does look fresh
What a legend"History is written by the victors"
I heard Hitler let the king of Thailand fuck Josef mengele. Big if tru.
What is pudgy Paul F Tompkins doing in the background!?
"You boys wanna see a bigger snake?"
Not LBJ's first rodeo.
Like how everyone is gathered around like this was some semi-formal, upper-class safari picture.
Still there today but no longer an active firehouse.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firehouse,_Engine_Company_31
Photo by Robert Bracklow.
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