German jury nominates grande pictures

German jury nominates grande pictures

  • Posted on: November 8, 2012
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The Germany jury has published the top-100 winning pictures of the German competition a little while ago. While the broader selection gives a very thorough image of the German cultural heritage, it is clear that in the jury has clearly chosen to send the big pictures that represent Germany’s rich history – mostly castles and churches.

The pictures are very clear cut and encyclopedic – the mystery that can be found in some other countries (and also sometimes in the broader selection of the top-100) or the deteriorated buildings (with the exception of the monastery ruins at the 8th place) did not come as far. Also interesting is the clear outlier in the selection that perhaps wouldn’t be expected: the third place is an example of ‘modern heritage’. The apartment building by architect Walter Gropius  in the west of Berlin was part of the Interbau project at the International Building Exhibition of 1957. It stands alone in the middle of giants from centuries ago.

1st place: Castle Moritzburg near Dresden at evening light

1st place: Castle Moritzburg near Dresden at evening light, by Christian Skubich

2nd place: Entrance of the observation tower Posseltslust, settlement Kohlhof, Heidelberg

2nd place: Entrance of the observation tower Posseltslust, settlement Kohlhof, Heidelberg, by BonMichel

3rd place: Apartment building by Walter Gropius in the Berlin Hansa District

3rd place: Apartment building by Walter Gropius in the Berlin Hansa District, by Janericloebe

Souther part of the Ulm Minster

Southern part of the Ulm Minster, by Johan Bakker

State Theater Cottbus in Brandenburg from the East

State Theater Cottbus in Brandenburg from the East, by Clemensfranz

Hohenzollern Castle near Hechingen

Hohenzollern Castle near Hechingen, by Jörg Wendland

Harburg Castle in Schwaben

Harburg Castle in Schwaben, by Tilman2007

Commercial building ruins of the Doberan Monastery

Commercial building ruins of the Doberan Monastery, by Chpagenkopf

St. Catherine Church in Westensee

St. Catherine Church in Westensee, by Agnete

Veltheimsburg near Hohe Börde-Bebertal

Veltheimsburg near Hohe Börde-Bebertal, by Clemensfranz

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Lodewijk "Effeietsanders" Gelauff has been an active member of the Wikimedia community since 2005; over the years, he helped out as a steward and an administrator of several wikis as well as a board member of Wikimedia Nederland, member of the Chapters Committee and organiser of various internal Wikimedia activities. In 2010, he led Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands together with Maarten, and was mainly responsible for the community-related part of the contest as well as for documentation, and internal and external communication. In 2011 and 2012, he was a member of the international organizing team.