Diana on the Wall

© Jean B. Hall

Diana on the Wall

Uploaded: November 03, 2008


This Heidelberg Castle, the ruins of a huge structure originally built in the 13th century, although most of the surviving remnants are Renaissance or Baroque. It was destroyed several times: by a thunderbolt in 1537, by the French in the late 17 th century, and then again by lightning in 1764.

It is built from red sandstone of the nearby Neckar region and abounds with sculpture. This charming figure I would guess to be Diana, Roman goddess of the hunt, as I have read that classical goddesses were included and as she seems to have a quiver nearby, as well as lion hunting boots.

I love the diagonal upward stripes of ornate architectural detail – and how they are opposed by the clean, strong steel railings, running diagonally the other way, of the reconstruction behind the openings.


Stefania Barbier level-addict November 03, 2008

beautiful find, comp and capture Jean!!! #1028826

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 04, 2008

Lovely image and details here, Jean.

Dominick #6704928

Jean B. Hall November 04, 2008

Thank you so much, Stefania and Dominick! #6704998

Max Aureli November 04, 2008

Great and beautiful architectural details in here, Jean!!! #6705040

Jean B. Hall November 04, 2008

Thanks very much, Max! #6706374

Ron McEwan November 04, 2008

Thanks Jean for this wonderful photo. For me I was glad to know my memory is still with me; I recognized the thumbnail. I lived for three years in Heidelberg back 42 years ago. Very nice composition and the information is a wonderful addition to the shot. #6706466

Jean B. Hall November 04, 2008

Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Ron. I so wish I had had more time to spend in Heidelberg. #6706499

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. November 06, 2008


KARU. #6717100

Jean B. Hall November 06, 2008

Thanks very much, Karu. I was pleased with how this came out -- almost like diagonal stripes. #6717829

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe November 06, 2008

Jean, you have a beautiful gallery and so many beautifully captured images! I love the way you have explanations about the places you photograph! It adds so much to the enjoyment.

Beautiful detail, composition and light!
Nice work Jean! #6718925

Jean B. Hall November 07, 2008

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Sheryl! #6721218

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 08, 2008

Such rich details in this beautiful capture, Jean! #6727432

Jean B. Hall November 09, 2008

Thans very much, Terry! #6730407

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 09, 2008

Congrats Jean! Very sharp details and great POV! #6731341

Jean B. Hall November 10, 2008

Thanks so much for your supportive comments, Courtenay. I really appreciate them! #6736099

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