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Lorelei - Germany

Posted by
mirela (ann arbor, United States) on 12 October 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

"According to legend, Lorelei was a maiden who threw herself into the Rhine in despair over a faithless lover. She was transformed into a beautiful but wicked siren whose enchanting and echoing song can be heard luring boatmen to their deaths against the cliff.
The legend, claimed as his invention by German writer Clemons Bretano in his novel, Godwi, has been the Heinrich Hein's poem of the beautiful river nymph Loreley, which has been set to music by more than 25 composers, and is still well known today."

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Great capture with great details! Very soft image, beautiful colors!

12 Oct 2009 6:17am

@Andrei Barbu: Thanks, Andrei!

Eros from tehran, Iran

wow... such a great story. i loved it. and thnx for th shot to complete it.

12 Oct 2009 8:56am

@Eros: Thank you!

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great photo and story. I was in Germany when the wall came down and it was one of the best times of my life. It was kind of surreal but when people found out I was from Detroit, I was an instant celebrity, I am wondering if you had a similar experience?

12 Oct 2009 1:34pm

@Ralph Jones: I was treated really nice there, they truly like us Americans :)

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Sailors beware! I love the tight cropping here--very cool shot!

12 Oct 2009 1:55pm

@Amanda: thank you :)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Cool picture. I like the texture of this statue !

12 Oct 2009 3:03pm

@MARIANA: Thanks!

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful statue, which stands well on this blue sky!

12 Oct 2009 4:00pm

@marc battault: Grazie, Marc!

Bishop from Houston, United States

A nice portrait of the sculpture - although I'd have liked to see a bit more details in the neck and the chest areas; unfortunately they seem to have been overexposed a bit. :(

12 Oct 2009 6:46pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a beautiful statue framed with a gorgeous blue sky...wonderful :)

12 Oct 2009 7:25pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Nice capture and great shot!! Love the blurred sky in the background. : )

12 Oct 2009 7:42pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Old and romantic story! Nice!

12 Oct 2009 9:32pm