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Author Topic: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz  (Read 9730 times)

Offline Hankwilliams

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Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« on: December 07, 2019, 08:34:38 AM »
Good evenig, friends and neighbors,

today I drove back from my mother`s home to my home, again mostly along the Rhine river. It was a gloomy rainy day. But I visited the Rhine Museum in Koblenz. It was inspiring, a good mixture of technologie and art - I hope, also you will enjoy the pictures!

Thomas

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Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2019, 07:34:29 PM »
Thank you Thomas.......we also know you have some of your earlier Paddler models locked away at your Mothers home

There are some beautiful images of paintings shown

Do you know what caused the red colouration to leach up from the lake water to the Masonry brickwork in the image of Gutenfels Castle?....

Derek 
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Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 12:40:37 AM »
Derek, this parts must be at the west side of the castle.  I think, the simplest explanation of the red colouration is the down going  sun in the afternoon or evening. Today the castle is nearly complete painted white. Just some other pictures of Rhine museum I will post.

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Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 07:30:58 PM »
Great set of pictures Thomas...thanks for posting,

The Rhine monitor is extremely interesting to me as I have a deep interest in mid 19c military history. I wasn't aware such craft existed as I have not consciously come across them before.

It also begs the usual translation question!...in English that war is called 'Franco-Prussian' war as 'Germany' wasn't created until Jan 1871; the german side being a coalition of german states under Prussia.

The model carries a German flag so has to be a post 1871 representation?

Your postings on historical items always prompt me to come back with historical questions!

Cheers...Bernie

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Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 05:33:56 AM »
Thanks, Bernie,

I suppose, the flag at the monitor must be the Prussian warflag for Rhine province. As far I know, there was no difference between the Prussian warflag before 1871 (establisment of Deutsches Reich) and after this date.

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Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 07:27:56 PM »
OK Thomas, thanks for clarifying my flag confusion!

I will go and do some research on Prussian/German monitors of the period. I was already familiar with the Austrian Danube monitors. But I don't want to go off topic again!

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Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 07:30:03 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhein-class_monitor

This says they were post German war. Very short lived as scrapped in the 1880's.

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Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2019, 04:09:55 AM »

Thanks for the nice pictures Thomas.

I knew there was a railroad museum in Koblenz, but didn't know there is a marine museum too. Will have to put that on the list for one of the next visits.

Very interesting the tug with the lateral pulleys. I once read that there was a section of the Rhine where a steel cable was laid on the river bottom. The middle pulley was motorized and the tugs engaged to the cable and pulled themself up-stream.

Jurgen

 

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