This is pencil drawing of girl from Germanic tribes near the Main river. Colored in photoshop CS3. Took me several days to finish it! Hope you like it! She has nordic jewelry that she bought from traders.
Thank you! I choose Main river because it is somehow fitted to the idea of central Germany with big plain fields and also surrounded with other regions of the country. Somehow it makes it protected and still with sense of freedom. So I checked area on Google earth and found interesting scenery around Kitzingen and Dettelbach. There is no special reason but visual. Although I really like the scenery of Rhein castles watching over river curves. There is something really nice in that scenery. I always liked castles by the rivers.
Good point, and you´re right all the rivers are important and unique, it´s just uncommon someone even knows the Main river XD
Usually the people only know the Rhein, the Donau (Danube) and maybe the Elbe. And Bavaria lovers know the Isar.^^
What is also very famous, are the Externstein in Westfalen, they´re rocks coming straight out of the landscape and it was an important esoteric and holy place for the old Germanics. Surely a cool scenery for a picture.
Yes, rivers Rhein and Danube (Dunav) are more common for strangers, but, there are always small paces that capture our hearts. River Isar sounds like some Lord of the rings river. It has really interesting name (obviously Celtic) for area in which it spreads. I didn`t know of Externstein. After I googled it, I find it very interesting and fascinating, especially because it is situated by the water. It really looks like holy place, especially with engravings on it.
Because you think about Isengard when u hear Isar XD But no it´s not a celtic name it´s germanic, it cames from Is/ Eis (just meaning ice), because 2000 years ago, Eis was the name for flowing water, later it became the word for iced water. Meanings changed a lot^^
Yes I´ve visited the Externsteine myself and they´re awesome, also the Hermannsdenkmal is brilliant, I´ve been there in August and the forests around, it looks so much like in ancient times.
It is, because Tolkien used old-germanic languages for his languages, beside finnish. I think he studied gothic, old-english/ anglo-saxon and old-german.
He even visited Germany, and a picture where he saw an old wanderer, he was inspired for Gandalf^^ Also a germanic name, from Gandwolf, the mighty wolf. His story is actually a huge mix of germanic and other european legends, but mostly nordic, with all the runes, dwarfs and even the ring legend is based either on the ring Draupnir from the Edda book, or from the Ring of Nibelungen.