Beam me up, Scottie!
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|Rock formations which have been shaped by wind and weather in the course of many millenia are abundant in the Danube Aperture. These rocks have been given various names by the locals. The "kitchen rock" is like a perpendicular wall rising from the water. The "Bavarian Lion" is incessantly staring upstream. When the boat moves along, you can see the "bishop´s mitre" the "kissing pair", the "uncouth man" who turns his back on you and on the river, and then the "Roman´s rock". Here the story goes that the Romans had spanned a leather bridge across the river. After that we come to the "silent wall" and "long wall", where the river bends off to the left and makes you believe it is a gorge and gully with no way out.|
The rocky walls soar 40 metres into the air and shove the waves into a river-bed of only 110 metres. On the "long wall" there are a number of massive iron rings. Boatmen used to tow their skiffs upstream by means of these rings.
A niche in the rocky wall harbours the life-size statue of St.Nepomuk, the patron saint of fresh-water navigators and bridge builders.
Three dome-shaped peaks also are present - the "Three Brothers of Stone" . A "giant lizard" forces its way up a rocky ridge. The "flight to Egypt" can be seen. Then there is a huge "beehouse", a hollow rock with numerous holes shaped like honey-combs. On one side there are "Peter and Paul", on the other "Napoleon on the flight", and the Liberation Hall dedicated to the fight against Napoleon is seen on the height.
After passing "little monastery", a former hermitage, the last rock formations are "robber´s rock", "robber´s cave", "Napoleon´s travelling trunk", and "Nuremberg´s gate". (excerpted from www.altmuehltal.de/kelheim/donau-e.htm)
This photo is of "robber's cave". The day was very cloudy which caused the sun flare. It looked like aliens being beamed up from the cave.
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- [2005-07-28 15:07]
Captain, too margarine in your system, the weight is too much, I'll beam you up after your diet.
Excellent shot, Alli.
Well done on the composition.
Nice shot Alli,
Well composed and very interesting notes. nice title (one for Pieters one liners). The details are nice and clear.
Well captured, thanks for posting
A very nice composition, with excellent color and detail. The light rays add the nice dramatic effect. Exclllent discriptive notes for this post. Nice Job!
- [2005-07-29 2:26]
Excellent capture.Great composition and light...
I like this place...
Thanks for posting...
- [2005-07-29 4:22]
Very nice post.Colors,POV,DOF,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)
Very nice scane.Light rays on the upper left side added wonderful visual impact.POV,colors and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.
I like the shades of green here. Nice detail on the rock formations. The caves look inviting and the glare does NOT distract from this photo.
Very Good Job.