Alan’s prompt this week suggested castles and monuments. These photographs of Füssen in Bavaria, Germany I think fit the bill quite nicely.
Füssen is central to the famous Bavarian castles and the gorgeous Neuschwanstein Castle is just a short bus ride away from town. Because of this, it is a little difficult to find photographs within the town because so many travel photos show the traveler posed with Neuschwanstein in the background “while at Füssen.” It is also possible these photos do not depict monuments within the town, but instead something from a local castle. The town has a long history, dating back to the Roman times. Their patron saint is St. Mang, and his remains were once buried in Füssen, but have since disappeared.
While I have searched every different way I could think of, I could not find any photographs that came close to matching these to provide an identification. Granted, these photos are greater than one hundred years old and things have surely changed over time, but that domed building at the top of a flight of steps seems like it ought to look similar today. Perhaps one of our better travelled visitors can lend some insight.
Can you read and translate the words center bottom? Please comment and let us know what it says. My guess is something along the lines of “negatives preserved” or “artistic landscape photography.”