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A digital painting, using Whistler’s Rainbow in DAP and Gimp, of the Katzenellenbogen Katze Castle on the Rhine.
The out of copyright black and white engraving is from the Gallery of Modern British Artists 1834 http://archive.org
Original pencil drawing by H. BROWNE and text from the above book.
The ruins of the Katze Castle, or the Cat, are situated near St. Goar, on that majestic river tiie Rhine, between the Rheinfels and the Lurley-berg, remarkable for its echo. The castle rises behind the town of Goarhausen. The inhabitants of this district were anciently called Katten, and the place is now known by the name of Katze. The territory belonged formerly to a noble family bearing the name of Katzenellenbogen. The custlc, wliicli was built in tlic year 1393 by the third Count of that name, was partially destroyed by Napoleon in ItiOT.

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katzenellenbogen, katze, rhine, castle, engraving, h browne, st goar, goarhausen, napoleon, song, historic

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  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingalmost 2 years ago

    I think that anyone that was around in the 1950s/1960s would recognise the title of the song since it was sung by lots of famous singers eg Max Bygraves and the Beatles :):)
    There’s a tiny house (There’s a tiny house)
    By a tiny stream (By a tiny stream)
    Where a lovely lass (Where a lovely lass)
    Had a lovely dream (Had a lovely dream)
    And her dream came true (And her dream came true)
    Quite unexpectedly
    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea

    She was out one day (She was out one day)
    Where the tulips grow (Where the tulips grow)
    When a handsome lad (When a handsome lad)
    Stopped to say hello (Stopped to say hello)
    And before she knew (And before she knew)
    He kissed her tenderly
    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea

  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingalmost 2 years ago

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice Dennis! Amazing how long these places can last but then built with stone tends to do that. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. ~Sam

  • Thank you Sam :)
    I carried on working on our roof right through the weekend.
    My wife Mariana took a very arty shot of me working up there – I will post it to RB :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 1 year ago

    wow, so impressive, love this work

  • Thank you very much Luda :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala3 months ago


    Excellent work Dennis! 5/1/14

  • Thank you very much Leigh :)

    – Dennis Melling

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