Warum ist es am Rhein so schoen?
It was English travellers and artists who, at the end of the 18th century on their way to Italy, discovered the Middle Rhine between Bonn and Mainz as a landscape and made it famous in travel literature and drawings: the medieval castles, ruins, picturesque villages, rocks and vineyards. Still today this picture of the Middle Rhine, designed by Lord Byron and William Turner, for example, shapes our view of this section of the river.
But as Erich Kästner wrote in his poem Der Handstand auf der Loreley in the early 1960s:
"We change. The pilots take it in.
The Rhine is regulated and dammed in.
The times go by. One no longer dies on the ships,
certainly not because a blond woman eternally combs. "
A photo series about the romantic part of the rhine river between Cologne and Mainz in Germany, Europe, 2001-2003.
FineArt Pigment Print, 42x29,8cm, sig.,num, stemp., edition of 5 (overall ed., different sizes and materials) + 2AP
Exhibition "bilderstrom - Der Rhein und die Fotografie 2016-1853", the series is part of the collection of the LVR LandesMuseum Bonn, 2016