Discovering William Turner

plaque to commemorate William Turner´s visit

William Turner Plaque

At the weekend we went on a trip to the Nahe valley not too close to where the river joins the river Rhine in Germany. It was quite a surprise to learn that William Turner had been there almost 200 years ago.

I knew that Turner had visited places on the river Rhine but never expected to find traces of him 25km into the Nahe valley at Bad Munster am Stein. Now you have to know that the German word “Bad” has the exact opposite meaning to the English word. The German word “Bad” means “Spa”.

Turner Plaque donated by the Rotary Club

Turner Plaque

So I can well understand why Turner went to visit. The place is absolutely beautiful and the wine is excellent. There is a castle on top of a mountain facing the highest rock formation north of the Alps with a sheer drop of 600 feet.

Turner painted scenes of the valley with its impressive mountains in watercolour. The Rotary club have donated a printed copy of one of Turner´s paintings and had it placed at a beauty spot as you can see in the photo.

Bad Munster am Stein Ebernburg on the river Nahe

Bad Munster am Stein Ebernburg

So if ever you get the chance to visit you will find it to be a painter´s paradise.

 

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About Pat Harrison

Painting and drawing have been my passion from early childhood. I have attended numerous exhibitions in England and Germany. Presented with the Judges Award at a show I now have one of my paintings on permanent display at a museum in Greater London with growing sales and commissions.
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2 Responses to Discovering William Turner

  1. Zalamanda says:

    Curiously, I dug out my Tashcen volume on Turner this very evening!

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