Martin M. Miles' photos


  • Cologne - Schokoladenmuseum

    Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany - and one of the oldest. A Germanic tribe, the Ubii, had a settlement here, this was named by the Romans "Oppidum Ubiorum". In 50 AD, the Romans founded "Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium", the city then beca…

  • Cologne - Schokoladenmuseum

    Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany - and one of the oldest. A Germanic tribe, the Ubii, had a settlement here, this was named by the Romans "Oppidum Ubiorum". In 50 AD, the Romans founded "Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium", the city then beca…

  • Cologne - Deutzer Brücke

    Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany - and one of the oldest. A Germanic tribe, the Ubii, had a settlement here, this was named by the Romans "Oppidum Ubiorum". In 50 AD, the Romans founded "Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium", the city then beca…


  • Cologne - Ludari

    Cologne, the fourth-largest city in Germany, has all kinds and styles of restaurants and eateries. Ludari, located in the vibrant "Suedstadt" quarter, offers best Italian food - and over noontime tasty pasta dishes are served here. Mille grazie, C…

  • Cologne - Haus zum Maulbeerbaum

    Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany - and one of the oldest. A Germanic tribe, the Ubii, had a settlement here, this was named by the Romans "Oppidum Ubiorum". In 50 AD, the Romans founded "Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium", the city then beca…

  • Niederehe - Kloster Niederehe

    The Kloster Niederehe is a former Premonstratensian monastery, founded in 1162 by the local nobles. It was planned to have a convent in accordance with the Augustine rule for unmarried aristocratic daughters. The erection of the church and first convent…


  • Niederehe - Kloster Niederehe

    The Kloster Niederehe is a former Premonstratensian monastery, founded in 1162 by the local nobles. It was planned to have a convent in accordance with the Augustine rule for unmarried aristocratic daughters. The erection of the church and first convent…

  • Niederehe - Kloster Niederehe

    Kloster Niederehe is a former Premonstratensian monastery, founded in 1162 by the local nobles. It was planned to have a convent in accordance with the Augustine rule for unmarried aristocratic daughters. The erection of the church and first convent buil…

  • Niederehe - Gumball Machine

    When I was a kid I loved these machines, as the gumballs sold here, were the best for bubblegum bubbles. Unfortunately, my parents neither liked bubblegum nor these vending machines... Though chewing gum is still popular, these vending machines are only…


  • Gerolstein - 1909

    City rights were granted to Gerolstein in 1336. In 1691, the town was almost completely destroyed when it was liberated from French occupation by troops from the Duchy of Jülich. After reconstruction, a devastating fire burnt down the town in 1708, and ag…

  • Gerolstein - Kaiserhof

    City rights were granted to Gerolstein in 1336. In 1691, the town was almost completely destroyed when it was liberated from French occupation by troops from the Duchy of Jülich. After reconstruction, a devastating fire burnt down the town in 1708, and ag…

  • Schalkenmehren - Weinfelder Maar

    The graveyard, that surrounds the old church (prev. uploads) borders to the Weinfelder Maar, also called the Totenmaar ("maar of the dead"). The lake was formed more than 10000 years ago by a volcanic steam explosion. These maars are typical of the Volcan…


  • Schalkenmehren - Weinfeld

    This church, surrounded by an old graveyard, belonged to a village named Weinfeld, that was abandoned in the 16th century. The church, once dedicated to St. Martin, is one of the oldest in the area. Parts of the foundation date back to Roman times. A par…

  • Schalkenmehren - Weinfeld

    This church, surrounded by an old graveyard, belonged to a village named Weinfeld, that was abandoned in the 16th century. The church, once dedicated to St. Martin, is one of the oldest in the area. Parts of the foundation date back to Roman times. A par…

  • Manderscheid

    Manderscheid is a small town (pop. ~1500) known for its two massive castles ruins - and the Eifelklinik, a large rehab hospital a little outside the town. Near the hospital between two large ponds is the restaurant Heidsmühle, where not only humans are of…


  • Wiesbaum - St. Martin

    Already in 1131 a church, dedicated to St. Martin of Tours, existed in "Wisebenne", what now is Wiesbaum. A new parish church was erected in 1928, as the old, still existing one, was not suitable any longer. Here is the oldone, erected around 1500, surrou…

  • Wiesbaum - St. Martin

    Already in 1131 a church, dedicated to St. Martin of Tours, existed in "Wisebenne", what now is Wiesbaum. The new parish church, seen here, was erected in 1928, as the old, still existing one, was not suitable any longer.

  • Berlin - Commemorating the Traité de l'Élysée

    Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states. The first records of towns in the area of present-day Berlin date from the late 12th century. The central part of Berlin can be traced back to two towns. C…


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