About the location:
... the tiny little village of Wattenheim...
About the story:
Pictures were taken at an sunny afternoon in May, i was on the hunt for some colza-pictures and collected this one for a relative...
About the picture:
we are looking here towards the protestantic church of Wattenheim, the tower you can see at the right dates back to the middle ages..
hope you may enjoy, a nice evening to all my friends and guests here at TE!
more infos below:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Location of Wattenheim within Bad Dürkheim district
cordinates 49°31′18″N 8°03′42″E / 49.52167°N 8.06167°E / 49.52167; 8.06167
District Bad Dürkheim
Municipal assoc. Hettenleidelheim
Area 12.53 km2 (4.84 sq mi)
Elevation 312 m (1024 ft)
Population 1,613 (31 December 2009)
- Density 129 /km2 (333 /sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate DÜW
Postal code 67319
Area code 06356
Wattenheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Wattenheim lies on a cone-shaped hill with a gentle slope. This village in the Leiningerland – the name for the lands once held by the Counts of Leiningen – is a starting point for long or short hikes. Wattenheim belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hettenleidelheim, whose seat is in the like-named municipality. Until 1969 it also belonged to the now abolished district of Frankenthal.
Clockwise from the northeast, these are Hettenleidelheim, Neuleiningen, Altleiningen, Carlsberg, an exclave of Neuleiningen, Bad Dürkheim, Fischbach, Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Ramsen and Eisenberg.
Various finds lead to the conclusion that the Romans had already established some kind of settlement in what is now Wattenheim. Wattenheim’s first documentary mention in 793 in the Lorsch codex is said to be disputed. It is believed that the village had its first documentary mention in 1221. In the Middle Ages, Wattenheim belonged to the House of Leiningen. In 1695, it was sold to the Baron of Blumencron.
Culture and sightseeing
The Protestant church’s history reaches all the way back to the first Crusades. Standing in the village centre is the Catholic church, a Gothic Revival hall church from the years 1892-1893.
Economy and infrastructure
Wattenheim is linked to the long-distance road network by Bundesstraße 6. At the Wattenheim turnoff are an Autobahn police station and the Autobahn maintenance facility.
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jemaflor (101419) 2013-07-03 11:32
Nice church vry well presented, interesting angle, nice colors and sharpness, well made.
Periko (6122) 2013-07-03 17:56
I like colors, sharpness and clarity on this photo.
Thanks for posting.
Sergiom (86147) 2013-07-04 5:23
Un excellent point de vue pour mettre en valeur cette belle église dans son environnement naturel. Les couleurs ressortent bien sous cette belle lumière. Les nuages apportent de la texture.
ourania (49935) 2013-07-04 8:08
Hello dear Bernd,
this is such an elegant and delightful picture, your relative must be very pleased with it! I love the slight prespective you've given from an elevated point of view, depth and clarity are wonderful and together with the beautiful vivid colours make the picture very inviting. I also like how the austere church and its impressive bell tower are framed by the curvy shapes of the trees and the clouds. The shadows are very pleasant too. Great work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: bernd matheis (bema) (26425)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6G VR, Delamax zirk. Polfilter 52mm
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-03 9:33