DE - Mechernich - Katzensteine / Cats Rocks

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Another example for the simple fact that sometimes, you just need a little luck...

I had intended only to visit two castles, Burg Veynau and Burg Zievel, just a few kilometres apart. As I was not sure if my GPS knew both of them as points of interest, I looked up the map within Wikipedia to write down the respective street names just in case.

Somehow, I scrolled a bit too far and saw a point named "Katzensteine", linking to another Wikipedia entry.

I don't know how often I had taken the country road right next to these rocks before. Must have been at least half a dozen times, if not more. And I never had the faintest idea about this site. Took a little bit of going astray with the mouse cursor - lucky me...

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Comments (15)

Dana Valentová on December 2, 2012

Beautiful rocks, Michael


Greetings, Dana

Georgi B. Todorov on December 2, 2012

Interesting place!LIKE+YS

Adem Dogan on December 2, 2012

Ein sehr Spezialles Foto. Besonders Stark. Die Farben sind hier hervoragend. LIKE 3 + F 3

Viele Grüße und Schönen Abend. Adem Dogan

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on December 2, 2012

great rocks


nice pic

Fred Quader on December 3, 2012

L 5, F 4,

fantastische Formation.

Carlo M. Dimhofen on December 4, 2012

Dear friends, thank you so much for visiting my gallery and for your wonderful feedback.

Best regards,


Giorgos Dimitriadis on December 7, 2012

Wonderful capture,YsL 5/6 Best regards,George

Bartolomeo Gorgoglio… on December 7, 2012

Very nice natural composition ! like it !

Carlo M. Dimhofen on December 11, 2012

Thank you very much, George and Bartolomeo, I appreciate your wonderful feedback.

Best regards,


Eduardosco Chavez on December 13, 2012

Son unas rocas enormes

¡Me gusta!

Very beautiful scenery! Like!

Carlo M. Dimhofen on December 17, 2012

Thank you very much, eduardosco and Nikos.

Best regards,


Pom' Angers on December 19, 2012

YsL 6/10 ~ vale ~ pom'

Carlo M. Dimhofen on December 21, 2012

Thank you very much, Pom', I appreciate it.

Best regards,


Carlo M. Dimhofen on January 2, 2013

2013-01-02: Ranked #46

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 2, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Carlo M. Dimhofen
    • Taken on 2012/12/01 10:29:50
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 5.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.700
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash