The Bastei

Exposure time: 10 seconds

The Bastei is a rock formation in Germany. It’s located between the towns of Rathen and Wehlen. It consists of a number of rock columns, surrounded by forest. In 1851 a stone bridge was built between some of the columns. Before that, visitors had to walk across wooden bridges hanging from the columns. From the formation you can enjoy a spectaculair view of the river Elbe. When we visited the weather was rainy and misty, which was a shame.

The bridge leads to the Felsenburg Neurathen, a desolate rock formation on which Bohemian knights built a castle in the 14th century. The ruins of the castle can be visited, but not if you have a fear of heights (like I do). The Bastei has been an inspiration for Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich. He painted “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” based on the Bastei rocks.

Exposure time: 10 seconds

Camera: Diana Multi Pinhole Operator
Film: Lomography CN100
Pinhole: 0.227mm
Focal Length: 29mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f128
Dev: C-41 by Lab
Scan: Canon Canoscan 9000F

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