A spiral staircase inside the building of the social ministry of the state of Hesse in Wiesbaden. Today, the building that was erected between 1952 and 1955 is regarded as an oustanding example of post-war modern architecture of the 1950s in Germany.

Strasbourg Cathedral

A man stands in the rain while admiring the west façade of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg (or Liebfrauenmünster in German) in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. From 1647 to 1874, the sandstone structure with its 142 meter-high spire (466 ft) was the world’s tallest building.