With agile handling, here Turner pictures the village of Alken, nestled at the foot of a mountain range. Buildings such as the Chapel of St Michael can be seen, built into the gradient leading toward the ‘ivy-mantled’ ruins of Burg Thurandt.1 One of the turrets of Wiltberg House can just be made out behind the church.
Michael Joseph Quin, Steam voyages on the Seine, the Moselle, & the Rhine, London 1843, p.60.
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