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Salve, Constantia

July 23, 2010
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  1. steve
    July 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    This is a wonderful photo! I’d like to know the story behind it

  2. July 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Me too. amazing image. I want to live there. But then, how does one live on the inside of something like that?
    :-)

  3. July 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for your lines and questions. I came across this building on a short trip to Lake Constance, at the Southern border of Germany. There’s a town there “Konstanz” – the history of the town reaches back to Roman times, back then, the settlement was named Constantia. If you look closely, you can spot the traditional Roman greeting “Salve” on the left.
    That was about as much as i knew when i took the photo. Back home, i looked up the details: the building is the town hall, which was richly painted with historic scenes, like some other houses in the town centre of Konstanz. The facades are partly restored, and the windows renovated in a very modern way. The house is still used as town hall today.

  4. July 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

    The colors are beautiful…

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