Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ferry in Mittelheim

The widest part of the Rhine is in Oestrich-Winkel where it's about 1km wide. The next bridge crossing the Rhine is about 20km upstream. Therefore we have ferries in several towns along the river.

This one is in Mittelheim, crossing not only the Rhine but also the state borders between Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. Of course there are little "fun-quarrels" going on about the fact of having the Rhine as a "border" - the people on each side refer to the others as "living on the wrong side"...

7 Comments:

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Lorraine said...

Stunning Photography!

 
At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Christian said...

Hi Nicola, that's funny the thoughts of the people "living on the wrong side"
have a good evening.

 
At 5:22 AM, Blogger micki said...

Gorgeous shot! The water and sky are lovely!

 
At 6:59 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

How is the Rhine nowadays? Is it not too polluted?

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger Seesaw said...

Beautiful scenery, and really fantastic shot this one!

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Kala said...

I've heard so much about this Rhine river - I definitely need to check this huge river out when I visit Germany!

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Kala said...

I never know whether to respond in my blog or on your blog - but well, that temple you saw in my post is in fact a temple - you are very observant! this is actually a japanese temple located at a place called the Valley of the Temples on the windward side of the island. It reminds me of the incas for some reason, but its actually japanese. If you closely at the pic, you will see some flowers on marked graves near this temple. This area has a bunch of temples or worship sites for both buddist and catholics I believe.

 

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