View of the River Rhine. by Lilian Marshall

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The view across the River Rhine after climbing the 533 steps that go up to the top of one of the 2 huge steeples of the Cologne Cathedral .Climbing up the narrow stone staircase at the same time that people were coming down was a bit hazardous at times but I never left the side holding on to the rail all the time. I took my time and was rewarded with fantastic views such as this . Two thirds of the way up is the Belfry and the only decent place to have a rest before continuing up to the top.The bell room holds several bells of various sizes including the St . Peters bell which is the largest free swinging bell in the world.Lumix DMC-TZ6

progressed from holiday snaps to being serious about it just 3 years ago.I keep a compact camera in my handbag at all times .It is more convenient, an SLR is to heavy and complicated for me. I just like to point and shoot. I do enhance my images slightly with pseudo HDR on a single image. Now I have a hobby and a passion.

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  • finepix
    finepixalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful Lilian and well done for getting to the top x

  • Thank you David was well worth the climb.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    A stunning picture Lilian.

  • Thank you very much Don for adding this to your favs.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago

    In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
    Buddha said.
    Wonderful composition make the splendid artwork, thank you to inspire…Thank you for explore information my friend:)
    Best regards,

  • Thank you Kornrawiee. You have such lovely sayings.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, well done Lilian…r u back?

  • Thank you Sandra for the fav. Yes I am back.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stonealmost 4 years ago

    Stunning view and capture Lilian, and very well done you for climbing all those steps, I would have only made the first 33, never mind the 500, Honestly in this day and age you would think they would put a lift in wouldn’t you LOL

  • Thank you very much Peter for adding this to your favs. I read that on a guided tour you went higher up in a lift but I went up as far as you could go and I couldn’t see that you could go any further. I definately couldn’t see where a lift could be unless it was in the other tower.Worth the climb. I did think it would be horrendous if some one took ill up there as the staircase is so narrow.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 4 years ago

    What a wonderful capture dear Lilian,
    10 out of 10 for climbing so high.
    Well done.x

  • Thank you Catherine. Fantastic up there.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • supernan
    supernanalmost 4 years ago

    What a lovely capture Lilian x

  • Thank you very much .

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spaynealmost 4 years ago

    Great view. Did the bells ring while you were up there?

  • Thanks Val. They did ring on the way up. lol

    – Lilian Marshall

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful picture Lilian. Dont think I would get past the first ten.

  • Thank you very much for adding this to your favs Jacqui.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you

    – Lilian Marshall

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