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.
A woman`s hair is ruffled by the wind as she visits the ruins of the old Muenzenberg castle in Muenzenberg, some 50 kms (30 mls) north of Frankfurt, Apr. 6. Construction of Muenzenberg castle started in the 12th century.