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May 16, 2009
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May 16, 2009, 1:33:37 PM


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Streetfloating by ZCochrane Streetfloating by ZCochrane
For the most part, the Schwebebahn follows the small river Wupper, the only place in the town where there was actually enough space to build a new transit system, but the final part from Zoo/Stadion to Vohwinkel instead runs over the road and uses a different kind of pillar.

We (that is, :iconshenanigan87: and me) met another guy taking pictures of the Schwebebahn at Vohwinkel, who told us about his Schwebebahn website (go check it out, it's neat and both english and german. By the way, I need to print some business cards myself) and also about this photo point (the Plus parking space near Bruch station). If you read this, thank you again!

In my opinion, this part is the most fun part of the line, as you easily float over the cars standing down there waiting for green traffic lights. By the way: At each pillar, there are signs stating that you must not do any large delivery or other things that need a crane without consulting the Schwebebahn agency first. There was a serious accident (one injured) in 2008 when a crane driver ignored this...

On my homepage

By the way, you can freely use the image for absolutely any purpose, but only if you read and follow the Creative Commons license which is linked to right under the image. It's a short read and in my opinion very fair, but if you think it's too restrictive for your plan, send me a note with what you want to do and I'll probably allow it. And the same goes for all my other photographs as well.
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Excellent picture
janvandyk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Nice photo
ZCochrane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks! :)
Eisenmann87 Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Eines tages komm ich da auch noch hin...
ZCochrane Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student Photographer
Ich freu mich schon auf deine Bilder dann! :D

Danke für die :+fav:s! :)
holzernes-herz Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
I have to agree that this section would be more interesting when you're actually on the Schwebebahn, but for more dramatic photographs from the ground, I think the river section has the edge.
ZCochrane Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student Photographer
I guess you're right there. Have you ever been to Wuppertal, you sound pretty knowledgeable about this?
holzernes-herz Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
No, unfortunately I've never been there, I've never even been to Germany, though that was to be a planned holiday last year or this year at the latest, until my ex-girlfriend broke off our relastionship.

I would still like to visit, and see the Schwebebahn myself some day though. All my knowledge comes from :iconshenanigan87:'s photographs and videos, and from reading about it on the internet.
ZCochrane Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student Photographer
Ah, that sucks! :(

But if you can some day, I can really recommend it. I didn't spend too much time away from the line, but it seems that Wuppertal is a very nice town as well, not just railway-wise.
amosis55 Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
I went to his site. He has some great pictures. The problem is. When you click on a small image to enlarge it, a page loads with many images. It takes some time to load and then scroll looking for the image I wanted.
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