Woodblock print, circa year 1800, Japan., by artist Toyokuni I. A large, strong, red carp jumps from the swirling water — a classic Japanese design. A brilliant image of the large fish in a rich, orange color against the flowing curves of a rushing stream, with tangles of grasses sweeping around its tail. Toyokuni I did very few nature scenes, and this is one of his best. A wonderful image and a very rare subject to find in reprint, beautifully detailed
Kromlauer Park is a gothic style, 200-acre country park in the municipality of Kromlau in the Görlitz Gablenzgasse district in Germany. An incredible attraction of the park is the Rakotzbrücke, more popularly known as Devil’s Bridge.
The impressive arch bridge was built around 1860. During its construction, other peculiar rock formations were built on the lake and in the park. Devil’s Bridge is no longer open to the public to ensure its preservation. A unique feature of the bridge is that its reflection on the water’s surface creates a flawless circle, regardless of which side is being viewed.