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Prospect (2nd quality)

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 25 November 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

Yes, there is another image that will show a similar prospect at an even better place, but this here is remarkable, too: I've taken this standing on a shaky platform. Many kids and their parents around me, the kids 'testing' the platform's (actually a scaffold) stability by jumping around, which made the experience even more intense. The whole area below Drachenfels fortress (the ruin) is under construction; the condition of the restaurant destination was demanding this.

This is a view down into the Rhine valley. The island is Nonnenwerth, a former site of a Benedictine nunnery, later a Franciscan convent, now Gymnasium. The city is Bad Honnef. Just some more meteres and we'll arrive the summit.

Z from Shanghai, China

Somehow it reminds me of the view of somewhere in Chengdu...the narrow island split the river...

25 Nov 2011 6:19am

@Z: This is Rhine river; this year it's having extremely low water (five times lower than normal). The place we're standing here is a rather prominent one: it was painted and extolled by many British artists and poets of the 18th century, who found in Germany a land that wasn't already transformed into an industrial state, but mainly characterized by agriculture and Romanticism.

franz from Baden, Austria

sehr schöner blick ins land! schade nur, dass es so dunstig ist ...

27 Nov 2011 11:23pm