Rhine river cruise

Photos from my day cruise on the Rhine river just west of Wiesbaden. The day begain with a tour of Berg Rhinestine (Rhinestein Castle) and ended with a wine tasting in the heart of Reisling wine country. Drawings will be coming shortly – as soon as I recover from the wine tasting.

Me, duh, at the Germania memorial (Niederwalddenkmal) constructed to commemorate the foundation of Germany after the end of Franco-Prussian War in 1871. Rhine river below. This photo was taken silghtly after 1871, as Don Ameche had not yet invented the camera (with repects to the Marx brothers).

 

Views of Berg Rhinestein – – – – – –

From the river

An interior garden with burgundy grapes on the trellices.

Another garden, looking north.

Castle view. The iron basket on the upper right was used to persuade riverboat tax collectors not to continue their occupation ( about a 300 foot drop) on their first offense. They were out in there for a frew days. One their second offecse they got the same view without the benefit of the basket.

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