Römer, Frankfurt, Germany by Peter Perry

Römer, Frankfurt, Germany

The Römer in Frankfurt has served as the city hall for around 600 years, and has always been a popular hub for historical figures of their time. My photograph first features a scene with Adolf Hitler on the 31st of March, 1938 speaking to a crowd of the recent "Anschluss", or annexation of Austria to Germany. This particular scene is juxtaposed with the rainbow pride flag, which happened to be flown in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. When I saw this and remembered the original photograph from a textbook in my studies, I hastily had it printed out and returned to the scene. Although I had to use my phone's lens as I did not have my DSLR camera with me at the time, for what it lacks in screen resolution it makes up for in a dignified contrast, and remains one of my favorite photographs taken.