The German Chancellor’s Office | Bonn, Germany

The German Chancellor’s office is a symbol of power and authority, a place where some of the most important decisions in modern German history have been made. From 1964 until 1999, the Chancellor’s office was located in a small room that seems almost humble in comparison to the grandeur of other world leaders’ offices.

Despite its size, however, the Chancellor’s office was a place of immense power and influence, a center of decision-making and policy formation that helped shape the course of modern Germany. From here, Chancellors like Helmut Kohl and Gerhard Schröder oversaw the reunification of Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the country’s transformation into a leading economic power before the office was moved to Berlin.

But still. Kind of small, don’t you think? I mean, just think about where the American President is working and imagine him sitting in such a small office. Well, at least the residence for our Chancellor was much cheaper; the total budget was only 1 Mio Euro. Anyways, I guess Merkel has a much better office today.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm @ 18mm
ISO: 200
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Aperture: 3.5
Exposure time (middle): 1/40s
Tripod: handheld
Size: 14.5 MPx
Date: Taken in October 2012
Location: Office room in the Chancellor’s bungalow in Bonn, Germany
Software: Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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