Lac Lémand, Switzerland

Lake Geneva #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Looking south over Montreux, and the eastern end of Lake Geneva, or the Genfersee, backdropped by the foothills of the Alps; the culmination of a road trip from the Rheinland, through the Hunsrück Mountains, Alsace, Strasbourg, and the Black Forest. Shot on film in the late summer of 2002.

Vineyards in the Rhein Valley, Germany #6

Vineyards in the Rhein Valley #6 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A vigneron uses a tractor in his vineyard close to Rüdesheim am Rhein, in Hesse. While farm machinery can be used in these shallower parts of the Rhein Valley, many Rhein vineyards are on steeply angled hills where all work must be done by hand. Germany, mid-summer, 2018.

Burg Lichtenberg, Germany #10

Burg Lichtenberg, Thallichtenberg, Germany #10 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
At 425m in length, Lichtenberg, in Rheinland-Pfalz, is Germany’s largest castle ruin. Photographed in summer 2018.
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Guard Tower, Burg Lichtenberg #2

Guard Tower, Burg Lichtenberg, Germany #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Thalichtenberg, Germany. Summer 2018.

Der Rhein über Allen

Vineyards in the Rhein Valley #12 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Rhein, as seen from the Rüdesheimer Berg in summer 2018. On the left, is the town of Rüdesheim, and on the far bank, the town of Bingen. In the far distance, the land rises to the Hunsrück Plateau.
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Germania’s Wine #3

Germania's Wine #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Niederwald Monument of Germania, sculpted in 1883 by Johannes Schilling, stands on the Rüdesheimer Berg, towering over vineyards in the Rhein Valley. Germany, summer 2018.

Vineyards in the Rhein Valley #16

Vineyards in the Rhein Valley #16 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Parallel rows of grapevine rise towards the Niederwald, on the northern side of the Rhein Valley. In the distance, is the famous Niederwaldtempel, connected to the nearby town of Rüdesheim by cable car. Germany, summer 2018.

The Temple of Romanticism

The Niederwaldtempel Above the Rhein, Germany by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Niederwaldtempel, in the hills above Rüdesheim and the Rhein in summer 2018.
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