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Let’s talk about new town halls (#FriFotos)

New city hall in Hannover, Germany

The subject of today for #FriFotos is ‘new’. That reminds me of a phenomenon I came across on my city walks for several times: The guide-book told me ‘this’ is the ‘new’ town hall of the place but actually the building looked pretty old-fashioned. For example have a look at the Neue Rathaus von Hannover (New town hall of Hanover) depicted above which was opened in 1913.

Of course this is not really a miracle. Each of those new halls were really modern at a certain date. It is just the way of the world they look old-fashioned now. Some other cities with classic looking ‘new’ town halls I have heard about: Munich (1909), Leipzig (1905), Wiesbaden (1883).