It feels time for a regional #potw. Pigeons have commandeered this tower at one end of the Ehinger Tor (Gate towards Ehingen), which was built in the middle 1800s. It was part of a large circumference wall that was built around Ulm and Neu Ulm to form a fortress that was intended to defend against the French. Decades ago the adjoining wall sections were demolished for roads and residential buildings, and so today this gate stands in isolation. It is one of the main bus/tram interchanges, and I pass it every day on my commute to work.
I cropped a bit from the original frame, and it wasn't easy to make it feel "right". A big part of the problem is the 6-way traffic intersection that wraps around the front of this gate, making it necessary to compose around the traffic light poles and road signs and tram wires. I've had roughly this image in mind for months, but the actual photographing turned out to be trickier than expected. I might try moving the bird around to see if it does improve things.
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