Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.76.
Entitled – Schaffhausen. The Falls of the Rhine.
From a Photo by Frith & Co.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Schaffhausen. – We reach Schaffhausen from Zurich in about 2 and a half hours.
The population of the town numbers 12,400.
A particularly fine view is obtained from the Castle of Munot, which commands the town, and which is ascended by a winding plane instead of a staircase; the walls are 16ft. thick.
The acesbest way to visit the famous Falls of the Rhine from Schaffhausen is to drive in an open carriage by way of Feuerthalen to Schloss Laufen.
In point of volume these falls are the grandest in Europe.
Here the Rhine is precipitated in three leaps over an irregular rocky ledge, which, on the side next the left bank, is 60ft. high, and on the right bank, 48ft.
Above the Falls the river is 375ft. wide.
If the rapids and cataracts, a few hundred paces farther up, be taken into account, the total height of the Falls of the Rhine may be estimated at 100ft.
In June and July the Rhine is much swelled by melted snow.
Viewed by moonlight, the Falls are surpassingly beautiful; when the sun shines, too, numberless rainbows are formed in the clouds of silver spray.
Of the four limestone rocks that rise above the Falls, the one nearest to the left bank has been worn to one-third of its original thickness, and has lately been buttressed with masonry.
When viewed from a boat below, the rocks seem to tremble; the base of central and highest rock may be reached by boat, and the ascent is made by means of a path protected by a railing.
The best survey of the Falls is made from the summit of this rock, which is crowned with a small pavilion.
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