Photographer's Note

I know there are lots of sunsets here,-
but now I got my own ;-)
A bridge over the harbour of Duisburg Ruhrort.
Duisburg is a German city in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia. The harbour of Duisburg is the largest inland port in Europe.
Today's city is, as is the case with all big cities in Germany, a result of numerous incorporations of surrounding towns and smaller cities. At the beginning of the 20th century the city surpassed the 100,000 limit. Today it is the 12th-largest city in Germany and the fifth city in North Rhine-Westphalia with 506,496 residents. The city is renowned for its steel industry. There is still one coal mine in operation, but Duisburg has never been a coal-mining location to the same extent as the other places in the Ruhr. All blast furnaces in the Ruhr are now located in Duisburg. 49% of all hot metal and 34.4% of all crude steel in Germany is produced here (status 2000).

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Additional Photos by Hermann Schoettler (Fixfocus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 89 N: 1633] (9385)
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