Devil's Falls...

by David Swatton September. 20, 2018 683 views

This is the woodland and series of waterfalls below Devil's Bridge where the River Mynach drops 90m down a steep, narrow ravine. After all the recent rain there was plenty of water rushing down on the day I visited.

According to legend, the original bridge was built after an old woman lost her cow and saw it grazing on the other side of the river. The Devil appeared and agreed to build a bridge in return for the soul of the first living thing to cross it. When the bridge was finished, the old woman threw a crust of bread over the river, which her dog rushed across to retrieve, thus becoming the first living thing to cross it and the Devil was left with claiming just the soul of the dog.

I could think of a few people I would have preferred to go across before the doggie.

By the way, as I'm far too lazy to carry a tripod up and down the hundreds of steps all the pictures are taken having wedged the camera against a handy tree or the path hand rail.

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Radha Mistry 1 year, 1 month ago

Makes me want to go there. X

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David Swatton Replied to Radha Mistry 1 year, 1 month ago

It's a beautiful spot.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 1 month ago

Beautiful place & camera work! Thanks!

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Ram Ya 1 year, 1 month ago

Beautiful series, David
Thanks for sharing!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 1 month ago

Poor doggie! sob 
The same story in Frankfurt, but a cock lost its life. I bet this devilish bird had no soul at all. There is even a statue of the cock on the brigde, which is called from everybody in hessian slang "Brickegickel" (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brickegickel).
#1 - I bet, that is an enchanted forest!
I think it's interesting to see water not drop by drop, but in yellowish-white cascades. It's like old hair.
#5 is the hair of the old hag, who caused the death of a brave dog! She should have sent a cat, not even the devil likes cats, it would have survived  - at least with 8 of its 9 lifes!

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David Swatton Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 1 month ago

Perhaps the Devil still lurks in the forest.... imp

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Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 1 month ago

Waterfall photos I find difficult to appreciate, the water looks like cotton wool! Sorry to wound! Mx

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David Swatton Replied to Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 1 month ago

It would be boring if everyone liked the same things all the time!

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Marilyn Grimble Replied to David Swatton 1 year, 1 month ago

Your photos are anything but boring David! Mxx

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