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From The Slide Scanner 8/14

HEIDELBERG BRIDGE AND CASTLE

 

In the early 70's I used to work with a chap married to a German girl who's family lived in Stuttgart and one Easter we went over with them and spent a few days there.  On the Good Friday we caught the train out to Heidelberg only to find the place was almost closed because of the Bank Holiday, I wonder if it is still the same 40 years later.

 

This picture of the Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle ruins behind it is probably the most usual composition for a photograph there but as you can see at that time we had some really nice sunshine, although earlier we had been to the top of the mountain behind in the funicular in a sudden, and heavy, snowstorm.

 

For all that we really enjoyed our day there and it is one place I would like to return to given the opportunity.


I have had two of my images from Shugborough, this and also this, selected from my Flickr blog to be included in a forthcoming book on Garden Monuments later this year.

From The Slide Scanner 8/14

HEIDELBERG BRIDGE AND CASTLE

 

In the early 70's I used to work with a chap married to a German girl who's family lived in Stuttgart and one Easter we went over with them and spent a few days there.  On the Good Friday we caught the train out to Heidelberg only to find the place was almost closed because of the Bank Holiday, I wonder if it is still the same 40 years later.

 

This picture of the Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle ruins behind it is probably the most usual composition for a photograph there but as you can see at that time we had some really nice sunshine, although earlier we had been to the top of the mountain behind in the funicular in a sudden, and heavy, snowstorm.

 

For all that we really enjoyed our day there and it is one place I would like to return to given the opportunity.


I have had two of my images from Shugborough, this and also this, selected from my Flickr blog to be included in a forthcoming book on Garden Monuments later this year.

comments (24)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 23 Jan 2012, 00:24
Gorgeous Landscape! I have been to Heidelberg but didn't see the bridge from this angle smile
Brian Walbey: I seem to remember we just had time to nip across the bridge and see it from this angle before catching our train back to Stutgart.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jan 2012, 03:37
Certainly looks like a beautiful place, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It really is worth a visit Ray, I would willingly go back there.
Great photo Brian! I remember the previous two images - the red bridge is a favorite! congratulations!
Brian Walbey: Thanks on both counts Elizabeth.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jan 2012, 06:33
I knew I recognized this famous landmark, Brian! My past MIL lived in Heidelberg for 5 years. In fact one of her daughters had a graduation ceremony in the castle there. I had the good fortune to visit it myself one year and LOVED it. I'd love to see it again, too, with Astrid!

Congratulations on your Flickr images being chosen for the forthcoming book!
Brian Walbey: We really liked the place Ginnie and I would certainly go back if I could. Thanks re the book pictures, I'm quite pleased about that.
I knew from the thumb that this wasn't Leicestershire Brian
Brian Walbey: Definitely isn't Richard but it is a lovely place to visit.
This certainly is a beautiful place Brian. The light is superb!
Brian Walbey: It is a fine place Richard, well worth a visit.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Jan 2012, 08:21
This is a fine composition of a grand place indeed Brian - just look at that castle up there!
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Chris, and the mountain behind goes up quite a long way.
Looks lovely Brian. well done with your Shugborough pictures
Brian Walbey: It is lovely Bill, I'm glad I've been there. I'm pleased about the book pictures.
  • lisl
  • Germany
  • 23 Jan 2012, 08:54
You have some great slides, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, I'm only scratching the surface with my SC postings, I have about 5,000 at least, not all decent ones of course.
I love the perspective.
Brian Walbey: This did turn out to be a good viewpoint Chantal.
Very impressive image. I like the bridge, and the castle ruins look really stately too.
Brian Walbey: It is altogether a nice place Sheila and very photogenic.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jan 2012, 10:31
Excellent capture Brian and write up.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 Jan 2012, 10:45
I like the German helmets on the towers of this bridge Brian. Also, congratulations on the two images.
Brian Walbey: I hadn't really noticed those cappings Chad, I too see the likeness. I'm pleased about the book pictures as you can imagine.
A very nice shot Brian, and well done on your two photos , I'm jealous! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks on both counts Frank.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2012, 11:05
Great composition Brian, nice depth!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred.
Judging from this marvellous shot, Brian, Heidelberg would be a joy to explore. So many fine looking buildings dotting the hilly landscape.
Brian Walbey: We really enjoyed the place during the short time we were there Beverly.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2012, 12:39
A feast for the eyes Brian, beautiful light!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.
One of the things I remember Heidelberg for (apart from the walk up to the top if the mountain to the conference hotel!) was the fact that the city fathers had allowed MacDonalds to take over one of the fine buildings in the town square - talk about desecration!
Brian Walbey: Desecration indeed Tom, fortunately our visit to this lovely place was certainly pre McDonalds.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2012, 18:32
Makes a great shot. Also gives its name to the famous printing presses smile
Brian Walbey: Yes I recall hearing of the Heidelberg press John.
Very interesting Brian, I too was there ages ago, about 1980 as I recall, for Christmas.
Brian Walbey: Then you'll know what a lovely place it is to go to Neil.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jan 2012, 21:04
It makes me think the The Drink Song from the The Student Prince sung by Mario Lanza. I think a bank holiday now would be very different there just as it is in the UK apart from Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Well done on being seleted fro the book, Brian; I trust money will change hands?
Brian Walbey: Yes no doubt times have changed as you say Alan. The book pictures will be acknowledged and I will receive a free copy, but not any money. I don't mind actually, it is just a nice feeling to have ones pictures acknowledged in wider circles, a friend of mine in my club feels the same, he has had some picked up, whereas most of our fellow club members never show any pictures outside of the club, what do they bother to take them for we wonder.
This is brilliant.. love it
Brian Walbey: It was a lovely place to visit.
  • JoŽlle
  • France
  • 25 Jan 2012, 16:46
Très bel angle de vue, la mise en scène bien menée, bravo pour cette composition haute en couleurs
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Joelle.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jan 2012, 17:53
Amazing picture, love the brickwork. I don't mind seeing this with Ginnie. I was in Heidelberg once, a looong time ago.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. It was probably the mid-70's when we went there, it would be nice to go again.

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