Sunday, June 09, 2013


The Germans do picturesque very well. Below is a photo of the little town of Cochem. The town dates back as far as Roman times and the name is recorded as early as 886.

The town is located on the left bank of the Moselle River in the west of Germany:

The castle on the hill, named Reichsburg, has an interesting history.

It was built in about 1000 and survived until 1689 when it was destroyed by French troops during the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV. A German businessman purchased the ruins in the 1800s and used them in rebuilding the castle.


  1. Those photos are picturesque but I prefer this:

    I have some of my own photos of this village as well as lots of other locations...

  2. Anon,

    Thanks! Had not heard of Helmsdale before. The photos of the harbour and main street are especially attractive. Pity though that the castle ruins were demolished in the 1970s.

  3. It's just a wee village in the Scottish Highlands.

    I live in Scotland and there are plenty of picturesque, attractive villages like that here.

    Helmsdale is a nice place, but then so are others like Cullen and Pittenweem: