Sunday, May 21, 2006

The "Leinpfad" (towpath)

I'm cheating today - it's been raining "cats and dogs" yesterday and today we have grey sky, so I decided to post this photo from a few days ago. Blue sky and nice weather is just nicer to look at ;).

It has been taken during one of our evening walks along the Rhine and the small harbor of Oestrich-Winkel. There had been a family of geese on the path which is escaping back to the water (they're in the shadow so not easy to spot right away).

Btw, this path along the Rhine has an interesting history: in former times when boats weren't running with motorcraft somehow the boats had to get upstream as well. Therefore, they hired people with horses to drag them upstream. And this had been the path for the horses then. Nowadays it's used by pedestrians and bicyclists (great way to do a bike trip along the Rhine!!).

11 Comments:

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Kris said...

interesting post! I would love to walk those paths , lovely scenes :)

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

Lovely! Indeed it looks like a nice place to bike or do a long walk!

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger Fraser said...

What a lovely scene and interesting history. Of course, canals always had the horse path, but less common on rivers. Thanks.

 
At 8:49 PM, Anonymous deji77 said...

A real scenic shot.
Wish I had one like this :(

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Mohammadreza said...

What a beautiful view.

 
At 10:58 PM, Blogger photo-effe said...

Entlag the Rheinfluss

sehr schöne Bildern

 
At 3:39 AM, Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

beautiful composition and scenery, nice capture:-)

 
At 7:41 AM, Blogger micki said...

This is a lovely scenic! Great work when composing. The geese were actually quite easy to spot.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thank you all so much for your comments - very much appreciated!!

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Lorraine said...

Simply breathtaking Nicola :)

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thanks Lorraine!

 

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