The Siegestor is called the Victory Gate in English and is a historic landmark located in the Schwabing district in the City of Muenchen, or Munich as it is known in English. This landmark is situated along a busy road. As night has fallen on the city, the Siegestor is lit up with lights and even the quadriga on the top is lit so that it is clearly visible.
The Siegestor was first commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1843, and was completed in 1852. It was built and named the Victory Gate to celebrate the win of Bavarian army in the Napoleonic War. It is built in the same style as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Arch of Constantine in Rome.
During World War II when the city of Munich was heavily bombed the Siegestor suffered quite a bit of damage and had to be rebuilt. The reconstruction was completed in the late 1950's and then recently the quadriga on top were given a clean and were fixed up as well. The inscription on the Siegestor reads 'dedicated to victory, destroyed by war, reminding of peace.'
The Siegestor (Victory Gate) with traffic flowing around it at dusk in the Schwabing district in the City of Muenchen (Munich), Bavaria, Germany, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/20.0, exposure time of 15/1 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 145mm.
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