Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Rhine water gauge

On the river bank on the side where Der Dom (Cathedral) located as you can see on the left photo is the Köln Triangle (posted 20 May). This water gauge actually already stood here since 1810 but in 1943 being bombed and the condition what you see now is the rebuilt from 1951. In the past when the river over flow then it will be big flood until the old city but nowadays the river level is less than usual. There is an old photo shows in around here where I stood now about the flood in the past.You can enlarge by click the photo to see the last water level from the other side wall.

6 comments:

April said...

It looks like new, but it often has had its feet in the water ;-)

Beetle said...

Right it get always wet feet..the only object without the touch of graffiti hehehe ;o)

Kalyan said...

a lovely view of the water gauge...very well captured shot!

Z said...

At first, I thought the round thing was a clock, but of course, that's the gauge! I haven't figured out how to read it. Was it something like 2m 38 dm when you took the photo?

Beetle said...

hehehe ;o) you're same like me,for so long I thought it was an ancient clock until the day i took this picture and read the small board behind it...very sorry,I don't know either how to read it :o(

Thanks to daily blogging I more aware to my city in details

Keropok Man said...

haha.. i also thought it was a weird clock that only has till 10 o'clock.

until i read your description, i realised i was being silly :-)