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This is the Franciscan Monastery in Graz (Styria)

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The onion domed spire of the Franciscan Monastery on the river Mur is one of the stand-out features of the city. Like the Town Hall it is easily discernible from the Schlossberg, and in fact frames well with that building in photographs. It's Gothic architecture dates back to the 14th century, but it has had many additions and refurbishments. The interior was completely redesigned after a bomb gutted it during World War II. Riverside buildings were always at greater risk to old bombers guiding themselves by obvious geographical features.

Graz with a population of 291,574 as of 2009 (of which 255,354 have principal residence status), is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna and the capital of the federal state of Styria
Graz has a long tradition as a student city: its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Graz's "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe. In 1999, it was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003

Nikon D40X
2008/07/02 17:42:58.7
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/640 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: +5.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manual
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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