Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

The Alternative

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 23 November 2011 in Transportation.

Of course we could have taken the old rack railway, it would be just a ten minute drive up to the summit of Drachenfels hill. But there are people who want me to take photos of this ascent, and I want the real thing. So let's take this last hop!

Z from Shanghai, China

Wonderful view! Great details of the trolley in the front and the misty further view!

23 Nov 2011 6:19am

@Z: You'll like tomorrow's shot!

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany


23 Nov 2011 7:28am

@Ralf Kesper: War etwas anstrengend, die Kamera ruhig zu halten. Meine Kondition könnte besser sein.

alex centrella from California, United States

nice catch ...

23 Nov 2011 4:22pm

@alex centrella: Thanks, alex!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

oh yes, really like this, vistas, autumn and cable cars...fab composition MS!

23 Nov 2011 7:47pm

@Ted: Thanks so much, Ted!

franz from Baden, Austria

schöner blick auf die trasse und darüber hinaus, beachtliche schärfe, beeindruckende farben ...

23 Nov 2011 9:25pm

@franz: ...und ich war fix und alle, als ich dieses Foto gemacht habe. :-) Ich muß mehr auf den Berg!

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

Now HERE would be my way up! Excellent view!

24 Nov 2011 3:54am

@Christine Walsh: But walking the whole way is _so_ intense! ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I guess they have no trouble with 'leaves on the line' there . . reliable rack drive !

24 Nov 2011 7:26am

@Ronnie 2¢: It's not completely unproblematic, as falling rocks are sometimes causing problems.