Old Waterbodies of the River Rhine

“Today has been a day dropped out of June into April.” 
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars

Before 1817 the Rhine meandered through the wide plane between Basel in the South and Wiesbaden in the North. Then the river was canalised according to the plans of Johann Gottfried Tulla. The left-over ox-bows and side arms, some completely separate from the river, some with a connection, have mostly been turned into local recreational areas.

I took the photo last week – the weather was almost balmy, with a slight wind mingling the scent of the water with blooms from the trees on the gardens on the landside. Perfect for a birthday stroll!

Find more photos inspired by the quote at Travel with Intent.

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