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TRIER (GERMANY): The "Porta Nigra" gate dates back to a time (about A.D. 180) when the Romans often erected public buildings of huge stone blocks (here, the biggest weigh up to six metric tons).

AUGSBURG (GERMANY): The city of Augsburg is known for its historic center and belongs to the Romantic Road.

"Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom, officially Hohe Domkirche St. Petrus, English: High Cathedral of St. Peter) is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site. It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day.

Powell Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Powell Library serves as the main undergraduate library for students at UCLA. Built in a Romanesque Revival style, the building resembles an ancient Roman basilica, specifically Milan's Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, with a few modern accoutrements. Construction on the building was finished in 1929 and it is one of the oldest buildings on UCLA's campus.

Girls walking arm in arm along a row of ruined buildings in a residential area, Berlin, 1947

WUERZBURG (GERMANY): The mighty Marienberg Fortress is the symbol of Würzburg and served as a home of the prince-bishops for nearly five centuries.