A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
017: Carriage wall painting
Boppard is located in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2002. This valley, also known as the Rhine Gorge, 65 km section of the Rhine River between Koblenz and Bingen. This section gained much fame with the Lorelei legend, in which a siren named Lorelei seduced shipmen with her singing, while sitting on a treacherous rock. As a result, many of the shipmen lost their attention to navigation and had their ships wrecked against the rock. For centuries, Boppard was an important city along the track that follows the Rhine River. Carriages must have arrived and departed frequently. Close to a local hostel, at Schinderhannes Platz, this wall painting depicts a carriage pulled by two horses,
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1991-2001, 2017