Heidelberg has two funicular railways connecting the old town and Königstuhl – the highest point in the city. The railway in the photo is the modern one running between Kornmarkt in the old town and Molkenkur. From there the one of the oldest electrical funicular railways takes you to top of the hill. Together the both railways are the longest funicular railway in Germany. For further information visit the Heidelberger-Bergbahnen official site.
To match the season on the northern hemisphere the theme of todays Middle Earth screenshots is snow. For some reason I have always liked the wintry areas in games and there are many in The Lord of the Rings Online. From them I have chosen four for this gallery. (more…)
I had just the suitable shot for todays Black & White Sunday waiting on my hard drive.
A fully grown red slug, Arion rufus, is 7 to 14 cm long. They have wrinkled surface and are often red-orange with dark tentacles. The respiratory pore is visible on the right side of the slug. For a different angle see this earlier post.
The individual could actually be a spanish slug or a black slug instead, since they are hard to distinguish certainly without dissection or molecular analysis.