10mm, clouds, Commerzbank Tower, Wolkenkratzerfestival Taken with a Canon EOS 350D Digital + Canon EF-S 10-22mm .
* Exposure: 1/1000s
* Aperture: f/6.3
* Focal Length: 10 mm
* ISO Speed: 100
* Exposure Bias: 0/2 EV
* Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Yesterday I've been in Frankfurt at the Wolkenkratzerfestival and I came home with many, many shots I'm really satisfied with. As you might know I'm a sucker for urbanity, for contemporary architecture and for clouds. I had all of these in abundance while visting the Main metropolis. Of course I read many times that Frankfurt has Europe's most impressive skyline - despite Moscow, Paris and London catching up - but actually I couldn't believe it. Thinking: 600,000 inhabitants...pff, hick town. But now I'm converted - NYC, Shanghai, Hongkong, Tokyo are definitely in another league than Frankfurt, no doubt, but Frankfurt has really very fine architecture to offer and its most famous high-rises, Commerzbank-Tower, Deutsche Bank Tower and Messeturm - would be distinctive elements in any skyline of the world. Today's entry is featuring Commerzbank-Tower with 257m it was once Europe's tallest skyscraper - now it has been exceeded by Moscow's Triumph Palace (264m). It was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, construction began 1994 and took 3 years to finish.