Nonne Tower

The Nonne Tower of the Nikolausfels Crag high above the Rhine River Valley, with Mäuseturm Tower below. April 25th 2006

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rpc

rpc - Apr 25, 2006 10:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks like

Columbia River Gorge in OR a bit, no? Nice shot!
Tower shots always get my attention :)

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Apr 25, 2006 11:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Thanks Radek!

Hmm - I'm not sure about the resemblance - does the Columbia River Gorge have vineyards all over the place? Or castles? Maybe train tracks...

desainme

desainme - Apr 26, 2006 3:20 am - Voted 10/10

Mouse Tower

Is this the one in the story of the Bishop of Mayence who retreated to it after being besieged by mice and rats? I think they ate him up in his tower.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Apr 26, 2006 4:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Mouse Tower

Yes, Mark, it's the same. The Archbishop Hatto of Mainz retreated to that tower during a draught and took all the provisions he could get with him. His people were left to starve while he was enjoying his life in the tower. Howver, mice and rats moved over to the little island and ate his provisions and later him. That's how the story goes, anyway and it is very similar in its morale to Poe's Red Death.

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