Perfection does exist: it’s a German stone circle!:-)

motto:”A circle is the reflection of eternity: it has no beginning and it has no end…”(Maynard James Keenan)

The delicately arched “devil’s bridge”, known as the “Rakotzbrücke”, is nestled among the trees of Kromlauer Park, in Kromlau, Germany. It was specifically designed to create a circle when it’s reflected in the water beneath it, and it was constructed in 1860 by the knight of the town – with a grand optical illusion in mind: reflected over the water, it does make a PERFECT circle throughout the seasons. Warum-why its name is “devil’s bridge”?… well, it’s a metaphor, natürlich, due to the popular belief that such bridges were so dangerous(or miraculous!) that they must’ve been built by… Satan himself!!! 🙂
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motto:”Un cercle est le reflet de l’éternité: il n’a ni commencement, ni fin…”(Maynard James Keenan)

While the bridge and plenty of other “stuff” were created by human hands, its builders did seem to have held its aesthetics in higher regard than its utility. Both ends are decorated with thin rock spires that look like they could be natural outcroppings, since they’re not angular. Furthermore, the parabola of the bridge was meant to be one half of a perfect circle, so that when the water is calm, flat and the light is appropriate, the illusion of a complete stone circle shows up. Nowadays, it’s prohibited to cross it, in order to preserve it, BUT, I’m sure some “bold” people do cross it secretly, now and then… 🙂
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hummin’ with Simon & Garfunkel:”like a bridge over troubled water”… have a fine weekend, guys – away from “troubled water(s)”! 🙂


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Posted on 6 May 2017, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. that is so beautiful! Great images, Mel!

  2. C’est un cercle magique, on se croirait dans un conte de fées! Bon week-end à toi, Mo

  3. It’s beautiful, Melanie – symmetrical perfection!

  4. Great photos, Melanie. What a marvellous structure and it does frame the things seen through the circle so nicely.

  5. An amazing bridge and beautiful reflections and scenery.

  6. Hopefully this is one bridge that will not be sullied by the dreaded ‘lovers’ locks’! Beautiful!

  7. I love the way it frames the reflected image inside the circle.

  8. What a beautiful bridge, and to see it in all the Seasons… Amazing captures! 🙂 Sending love across the ocean, and may Love be the bridge to unite many more! ❤ xxx

  9. Fabulous, in the true sense of the word, Melanie.

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