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Heidelberg Castle, Neckar River and Altstadt

It was one day after the longest day of the year (21th of June 2011) as a magnificent and magical sky* was illuminating the Heidelberg castle (seemingly permanent renovation work) and Altstadt (Old Town) with the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge), while the whole country was torn by storms. This was a special day, obviously - it is extremely seldom that you can get a view as pristine as this, with the whole Rhine Rift Valley so clearly in view. A certain mystical energy seemed to fill the valley - or was it really just this gorgeous light? I have not been to this city, which I know so intimately, for too long - that much is clear.

 

*to be seen in full in a future vertorama upload

 

© Andy Brandl / PhotonMix (2011)

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Taken on June 23, 2011