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Great mumek 2005-04-21 17:52

Good afternoon Knut!
The centuries are speaking!Very lovely colors and textures of the stone wall. Good colors and details. The photo is very well composed.I have a question? On the bottom of the picture I see a mesh wire. Looks like permanently installed. Because of falling parts of the building ?
Thanks for posting
regards ziggy

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Old 04-22-2005, 07:34 AM
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Hello Ziggy,

right you are, sometimes pieces of the stones are crumbling down. Since the industrial times, air pollution in combination with rain destroys quite a lot, which outlasts allthe centuries in a relatively good conditions. This phenomenon is to be seen everywhere on old buildings constructed of sand- or limestone. You will see on all the old cathedrals in Europe, there are always some parts of them hidden under scaffoldings; like the 'Mnster' in Freiburg, where years ago a block of some tons came down; to have a look ->
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Germany/photo93136.htm

Have a nice dayand bye!

Knut
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