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Explanation: I completely agree with Writeaway - it's important that the text conveys the right overall impression and doesn't sound stilted. The main point is the visual impact which the Sichtachse makes, so I'd go for something like "the magnificent Ludwigstrasse stretches before you"
Armorel Young Local time: 04:11 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 99
Since Sichtachse is probably not the most common German term, why not use "panoramic axis" as the English counterpart?
During the reign of the 17th-century Sun King, Louis XIV, the royal designer of gardens Andre Le Notre conceived a panoramic axis beginning at the Louvre Palace and proceeding in a straight line far out into the fields now covered by the modern city. http://www.oakridger.com/stories/022597/Paris.html