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Walhalla

By TrevBatWCC    
Our next day's outing was to Regensburg. On the way we stopped off here at the 'Walhalla'. It's located in a dominant position high above the Danube, and this Neoclassical building in the form of a temple surrounded by a portico with columns represents one of the most important German national monuments of the 19th century, which was created by order of the Bavarian king Ludwig. After 1807, Prince Ludwig decided that when he became king he would build a place of remembrance for German-speaking men and women of outstanding merit as an inspiration and reference point for the nation. This German pantheon was called Walhalla after the warrior's paradise of Germanic mythology, Valhalla. Along the walls of the interior are the busts and memorial plaques of the 'Walhalla comrades' chosen by Ludwig I and his advisors, a selection of rulers, generals, scientists and artists considered exemplary in the 19th century. The foundation stone was laid in 1830 and the building was opened twelve years later, on 18th October 1842.

Many thanks to Graham (digital_boi) for his User Award on my previous upload Down by the Danube , most appreciated Smile

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Monument Bavaria Walhalla

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debu 7 India
7 Dec 2017 10:54AM
Lovely set of images.
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7 Dec 2017 11:13AM
fine work again Trev

Graham
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cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Dec 2017 11:25AM
An impressive set of an impressive building..rather like v2 😁
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2017 11:38AM
Fabulous, all of them.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2017 1:07PM
Stunning looking exterior and fascinating interior Trev, and all superbly captured.
Peter.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2017 1:10PM
Very grand Trev - hard to imagine buildings and statues like these being built now but wonderful to have such places preserved.
Kate Grin
Excellent set of images
7 Dec 2017 1:34PM
Excelente punto de vista.
7 Dec 2017 1:35PM
A magnificent building Trevor, love V1&2 columns with shadows.
Lynne
saltireblue Plus
7 7.3k 33 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2017 3:17PM
Valhalla was originally from Norse mythology , and I believe their history pre-dates the Germanic 'copy' somewhat.
No matter, a magnificent erection, if you'll pardon the expression.

Malc
PatriciaWilson 13 615 58 Greece
7 Dec 2017 3:28PM
Beautiful building, looks like the Parthenon, except it's all there of course. Lovely set of images.
What a lovely building Trevor. A great set of pictures from you. Pam
ColleenA Plus
5 349 5 Australia
7 Dec 2017 9:40PM
Wow...amazing images Trevor, great architecture
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2017 12:14AM
Impressive architecture Trev!
Excellent set so full of beauty... Isabel GrinGrin
You are going to have to have another Award for this superbly captured and presented set, Trev. Love your work.

Ray
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
9 Dec 2017 12:59PM
very well photographed
A beautiful image Trev. Because you have put this photo right, this gives a fantastic effect
A fantastic set of images Trev.
Carol

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