Real Germany: Rhine 04.09.2012
Well, so no I’m teaching Bulgarian colleague to Russian language in German country. Something is unusual here. Though anyway.
Yesterday story was ended at about 17:20 when I started from Sankt Goar to Bingen by boat. It’s already dark here at 9 in the evening. So in the end it was already a twilight and photos might not look as cool as it would with a bright sun. Even those I have look good enough (imho). Though now I have so many photos, that I’m trying to figure out what I should do with it. However at least half I have to delete.
Along the river there are a lot of castles and ruins. You have to be extra careful to notice the hill without one. Though some of them are hidden really good and are not visible in a forest and mountains.
People like to build town along the river here. Looks like they really love to watch Rhine river flow :) But one have to pay for the joy. In my opinion the price is too high. On both sides of the river there is rail road and autobahn. Roads go right under people windows. I'm still wondering how they ended up with such a mess. Probably houses were build a long time ago, before the rail road. That's why I'm wondering why they built it so close to the houses of fellow Germans. Trains are passing here quite often. The train just to Koblenz is scheduled at least 10 times per day. And that's not the only train in here. Some Germans are not happy with that and try to put flags to express their opinion. But doesn't look it will help to remove rail road.
Trains is a separate topic. It looks unbelievable in a landscape. You see and and still do not believe it is real.
I believe it’s a tough life for farmers on Rhine. It’s extremely tough work to farm on in a flat fields, but here it is a step slope. These vineyards looks truly amazing from the river.
In the end I got into Bingen. There I found out that Germans also have some traffic at rail road crossing (well, first I found out that they have rail road crossing, and then that they have here traffic jams :). The crossing was closed about 15 minutes and for that time here arrived
8 autos 7 autos and 1 bike, who wanted to cross it). I was really surprised with the crossing, cause even in Sankt Goar with population around 3000 citizens they don't have it. They have bridge with rail road. Unfortunately it was already dark, so no photos from Bingen and Mainz.
Though there are some other photos left: