7/3/09 Ready for rain
Rüdesheim am Rhein
A private wine maker
Rushing down the Rhein - Mäuseturn bei Niedrigwasser
Castles on every other hill side
On the grounds of the Hotel Jagdschloß Niederwald
A beautiful place to just sit and enjoy the local wein
From the Neiderwalddenkmal
Over looking Rüdesheim am Rheim
Traffic on the Rhein
Bingen am Rhein
Giant salty pretzels litter the ground of Germany the way french fries are scattered about the streets of America.
Rochuskapelle - Bingen
The monument to all the fallen war heros of Deutschland at the Neiderwalddenkmal
Scenes of Assmanshausen. What does that translate to?
The following series of Burgs were "shot from the hip" while driving along the Rhein, so pardon the lack of clarity.
Burg Pfalzgrafenstein - Used to be a toll castle
Burg Gutenfels in Kaub
Burg Rheinfels - St. Goar
Taken from the Loreley-Kellerie
An der Lourley
Business as usual
More "off the hip"Burg Maus
Its not your mother's "Blue Nun"
Ain't no snack better than an Imbiss Snack
Marksburg - Braubach
The Kölner Dom (Cologne) It is not possible to convey the true gianormity of this structure in a mere photo. But to try, look at the size difference between the Dom and the people standing closest to it. Ground was broken for its construction in 1248. It took 600 hundred years to complete.
A treat from the Eis Cafe next door to the Dom
Angelique and I climbed the 140 meters up the spirial stair case to a breezway just beneath this spire
Inside the spire
The Rhein in Köln
A weeny church six blocks away
Our friends are in the fifth row from the front and second table from the left
Thank you Miguel for your interest in imortalizing yourself in our 850 year old labor of expression to our love of God. Yours truely, Arch Bishop Konrad von Hochstaden
Another little chapel below
The original structure is white limestone, the same as the featured repair. Hundreds of years of exposure to the elements has caused a geologic phenomenon known as "case hardening" to darken the churches' exterior.
Protesters of something at the base of the Dom
The Three Kings for whom the Dom was built
Just one of three organ pipes in the dom
Starving Artist, looking to fund her schooling. The forecast called for rain.
Flying butresses - a typical way of defying height before the age of steel.
They won't miss it
A festival play in Köln
Some closeups of the Dom
A better view of the butresses, seen earlier
The Alter side of the Dom
Last scene of the Dom