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Aerial photos show Germany from striking new angle

The Local · 3 Jun 2011, 11:49

Published: 03 Jun 2011 11:49 GMT+02:00

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“It makes me happy when a viewer can’t recognise what is in the photograph,” pioneering aerial photographer Gerhard Launer told daily Frankfurter Rundschau.

Launer’s newest project, Deutschland – Entdeckung von oben or “Germany – Discovery from Above”, takes him across Germany to reveal the country from a startling new angle.

With his bird’s eye trained on the snaking railways, lonely lighthouses and cavernous mines of his homeland, the photographer transforms the quotidian to the majestic, unveiling Germany’s surprising beauty from above.

Deutschland – Entdeckung von oben is the culmination of over thirty years of Launer’s aerial work.


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12:22 June 3, 2011 by snowflake
Lovely pictures, but hardly a 'striking new angle'. Come on, Local, keep up - this *is* the country of Andreas Gursky after all...
12:24 June 3, 2011 by marimay
I see bacteria in a petri dish.

Which is better than what it really is. Community pools are gross.
12:40 June 3, 2011 by D_J
to me looks like Dantebad in Munich.
21:52 June 3, 2011 by XFYRCHIEF
Can I have my house blurred out???
22:19 June 3, 2011 by finanzdoktor
To be honest, only a few of the pictures were interesting. Might make a good coffee table reference, if the price is right.
23:13 June 3, 2011 by 9900lawre
And the winner of the 2011 German Aerial Photographic competition goes to...

Get a decent story here please! Is the regular journalist still hung over from Thursday or something?
03:06 June 5, 2011 by Hudson47
My Grandfather had the same views in the 1940s'. Not quite so tidy though
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