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A vintage portrait of the eastern Eifel, taken on film from an airborne POV above Burgbrohl onboard a Junkers Ju 52 (WW II veteran). That old bird has rather big windows which facilitate photography, but are prone to give nasty reflections.
Many Eifel mountains and hills are of volcanic origin. Herchenberg pit in the foreground used to be an impressive mountain yielding basalt millstones during the middle ages, but has almost been annihilated by the pit where red foam lava is still being mined.
The long bridge leads across Vinxtbach valley, which is derived from Latin "ad fines" and was once the border between the two Roman provinces of Germania Inferior (with Cologne as her capital) and Germania Superior (governed from Mainz), a separation which still can be felt today in local dialect as well as in the residents' orientation towards Bonn and Cologne or Koblenz, respectively.

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