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I think @TheRealTMA recommended this place but it popped up in my memories today


Can't remember why it didn't get a 10 but my note says 9/10 for the hot chocolate

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Germany 2011 - Some statuary ranging from the heartrending to the whimsical and then the overweening

Berlin

Käthe Kollwitz's "Mother with her Dead Son" inside the Neue Wache building on Unter den Linden. The building serves "as the ‘Central Memorial Site’ of the German state, a place of national remembrance dedicated to the victims of war and tyranny." She lost her own son in WW1.


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Bad Homburg

My wife and her cousin and her cousin admiring one of the exhibits at the Blickachsen International Sculpture Biennale in the grounds of the Schloss

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Dresden

Golden equestrian statue of Fredrick Augustus of Saxony in the Neustadt

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Verdun 2011

We had a overnight stopover and only had time for a quick look at the place. It is not the most attractive of towns. It was basically demolished in WW1 when it was the site of possibly the longest battle of WW1 and where nearly 400,000 French and German soldiers were killed. The areas we saw had mostly been rebuilt in utilitarian 1920's style.

Me treating the French autumn weather with contempt in the central mall

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The port area on the River Meuse

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How this area looked after WW1

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Memorial to the Poilu of WW1

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The entrance to the citadel. "The underground citadel of Verdun boasts 7km/4.3mi of galleries equipped to meet the needs of an army: bakery, kitchens, field hospital, telephone exchange, ammunition dumps, etc" . We did a tour in a little 'tram" Home - Citadelle souterraine de Verdun

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You can get an idea of the strength of the citadel from this photo

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RB's Helsinki picture jogged my memory - these are from 2016

Interior Upenski Cathedral (the top one in that post)
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Interior Helsinki Cathedral (the bottom one)
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And while on Helsinki churches, here's the Church in the Rock
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and for good measure, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn, Estonia, also in 2016
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