Fotoeins Friday: Heidelberg at night, with the Old Bridge & Old Town
22 November 2012.
I’m in Heidelberg, Germany again during the final stage of my year-long RTW, and while my adopted home looks pretty under sun at the best of times, the city also doesn’t look half-bad under night lights. In the final week of November, the city’s Christmas markets are in full swing after sundown, and I’ve escaped the crowds by walking across the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) to the north side of the Neckar river. The location provides a well-known vantage point south for this familiar look back (south) at the Castle ruins (left), the Old Bridge (centre), and the rest of the Old Town, including the Heiligeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit) at right. At upper-left are the towers on the summit of Königstuhl hill, and at upper-centre are the lights from Schlosshotel Molkenkur.
During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 22 November 2012 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 0.3-sec, f/3.5, ISO800, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-ahH.
2 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Heidelberg at night, with the Old Bridge & Old Town”
Your Heidelberg images are making me long for my old home. Shawn and I are hoping to get back someday soon (we haven’t been to HD since 2012), but for the meantime, wonderful memories will have to suffice. I miss early-morning walks across the Alte Brücke, walking the 314 stairs up to the castle, and hiking to the forest within a matter of minutes. The city has a perfect blend of natural beauty and urban charms.
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Hi, Tricia, and thanks for your comment. I’m glad the image of HD’s Alte Brücke at night has evoked good memories; I’m sure you know exactly where I made this shot 😊 I can’t seem to stay away, although I’m not in town if I’m on rush or if I have to be on the other side of the country. But when I’m town, I always enjoy a walk in the streets. Pleasant surprises included rediscovering Neuenheim and the area around Karlstorbahnhof (HD-Altstadt S-Bahn station). I have to get back to Ladenburg, and to rediscover more of the windy Neckar valley farther east. Five years away from Heidelberg is a significant amount of time; I hope you both get back “home” soon!