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The Wall

Joanna Madloch

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San Isidiro, Pe - Costa Rica

excellent shot... striking colors! vf

Joanna Madloch replied:

Thank you, Gregory.

Short Hills, NJ - United States

Thanks, Gynt, for the feature in City and Architecture group.

New York, NY - United States

Great color and composition. Voted and faved.

Joanna Madloch replied:

Thanks, Diane.

Prosser, WA - United States

Well done, Joanna. Love the perspective

Joanna Madloch replied:

Thanks, Charles.

Short Hills, NJ - United States

Thanks, First Star Art for the feature in Gothic Romance.

Angers, Pa - France

Belle mise en valeur de cette architecture >V

Joanna Madloch replied:

Thanks, Franky.

Cuenca, Az - Ecuador

My kind of shot. Well done. V/F

Joanna Madloch replied:

Thanks, Al.

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Rothenburg o.d.T again , always beautiful , voted

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Thanks, Bener.

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Rothrnburg OdT again , always beautiful , voted

Sparta - Greece

Absolutely fantastic!!!

Joanna Madloch replied:

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Grand Forks, BC - Canada

Congratulations your submission has been FEATURED in MOUSE!! Thank you for your great participations! Cheers, Barbara F/V

Joanna Madloch replied:

Thanks, Barbara for the support, feature, and comment.

Khartoum, kh - Sudan

Beautiful image .v

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Thanks, Mohamed.

Norwich, No - United Kingdom

Beautiful F/V

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Thank you, Valerie.

Sialkot, pu - Pakistan

Awesome

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Marquand, MO - United States

Great color and textures fv

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Ottawa, ON - Canada

Wonderful shot, Joanna - I love the colours and textures of the bricks - f/v

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Thanks, Stephanie.

Edinburgh, Lo - United Kingdom

Love love love the journey you take us on Joanna , always stunning photography .. Wow

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Palmdale, CA - United States

Beautiful shot, Joanna. V/F

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Title

The Wall

Artist

Joanna Madloch

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany, well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world.
Rothenburg was a Free Imperial City from the late Middle Ages to 1803.
The name "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" means, in German, "Red fortress above the Tauber". This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River. As to the name "Rothenburg", some say it comes from the German words Rot (Red) and Burg (burgh, medieval fortified town), referring to the red color of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river. The name may also refer to the process of retting ("rotten" in German) flax for linen production.

In March 1945 in World War II, German soldiers were stationed in Rothenburg to defend it. On March 31, bombs were dropped over Rothenburg by 16 planes, killing 39 people and destroying 306 houses, six public buildings, nine watchtowers, and over 2,000 feet (610 m) of the wall. The U.S Assistant Secretary of War John J. McCloy knew about the historic importance and beauty of Rothenburg, so he ordered US Army General Jacob L. Devers not use artillery in taking Rothenburg. The local military commander Major Th�mmes ignored the order of Adolf Hitler for all towns to fight to the end and gave up the town, thereby saving it from total destruction by artillery. American troops of the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division occupied the town on April 17, 1945, and in November 1948 McCloy was named Honorable Protectorate of Rothenburg. After the war, the residents of the city quickly repaired the bombing damage. Donations for the rebuilding were received from all over the world. The rebuilt walls feature commemorative bricks with donor names. Traffic-reducing measures were put in place in a significant portion of Rothenburg to increase safety and accommodate tourism.
(Wikipedia)

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