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May 24: Bamberg evening 2

I continued on the walk until near dusk, mainly over and alongside the Main-Danube Canal, which runs northwest through Bamberg, parallel to the Regnitz River. Actually, this is also considered the right arm of the Regnitz, as the Regnitz splits into two above Bamberg, and its right arm converges with the canal. Further along in Bamberg, the left arm joins up with these, and then the river/canal empties into the Main only about 2km further along.

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A pleasant greensward next to the canal bank.

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Westward twilight over the canal, from a pedestrian bridge. Trigger warning: hope you like spiders!

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Well hi there! What a cutie.

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Distant ducks.

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The Erlöserkirche as silhouette, in a telephoto from the far side of the canal.

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A variety of twilight reflections.

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I made my way downstream on the left bank of the canal, up to this bridge that you can see in the previous photos, the Luitpoldbrücke. This part of Bamberg is called Inselstadt (island town) because it's surrounded by the left and right arms of the Regnitz. It was neat how the street I was on here (Heinrichsdamm) and the bridge were elevated over the bankside bike path.

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Deepening twilight hues from the Luitpoldbrücke.

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A distant Erlöserkirche tower framed by the bridge's superstructure. Given that as I write this in 2013, the Google aerial map still shows the bridge under construction, I think it must have been quite new when I was there.

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It's surprising how slender the long vertical members are compared to the beefiness of the upper and lower trusses.

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Back on the railway station side of the river (known as Gärtnerstadt, "gardeners' town," and indeed it is the flattest and most horticultural/agricultural of the three parts of the city), here we are right around isobrightness.

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Unexpectedly, a lovely, one might say Baroque, mural.

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It's a bird! It's a crane! Sorry. (I'm not even sure it's a crane.)

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Ah, the ol' "shine a flashlight up your face for scary story time" effect. I quite like it here actually, never mind the snark.

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Amber and blue around the bend. This is Obere Königstraße, I'm pretty sure.

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A view back toward the canal; I think those bright stacked lights might have something to do with ship navigation, but I'm not sure. If this is a dumb guess and you know what they are for sure, do let me know.

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A particularly spooky Apotheke sign.

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Why crave I a slice of pie or cake when I behold this house?

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A manhole cover with pretty geometric patterns is always much appreciated.

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Back at the hotel, in the hall outside my room. Nice casual angles.

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My cozy room.

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A nice assembly of mirror and crisp lights, rather like at the Gasthof Sternen lo these many years ago.