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Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace built on a rugged hill, some 1.25 km climb up from the village of Hohenschwangau. As mentioned in my previous upload, I took the easy way up on a horse-drawn carriage, but you still have to walk the last few metres to the castle entrance (V2).
Ludwig II announced his plan to build New Hohenschwangau Castle in 1868 (it was only called Neuschwanstein after his death) to replace the old castle ruin in the authentic style of the old German knight's castles, and was built as his retreat and as homage to his friend, composer Richard Wagner. It was paid for out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, not with Bavarian public funds. In the end, Ludwig II only lived in the palace for a total of 172 days, and when he died in 1886, Neuschwanstein was still incomplete. Had it been completed, the palace would have had more than 200 interior rooms, but no more than about 15 rooms and halls were finished.
Of what there is to see, it's very beautiful inside, however indoor photography is not allowed, and can only be visited during a 35 minute conducted tour.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX DC HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Apr 2013 - 9:50 AM
Focal Length:20mm, 10mm
Aperture:f/8
Shutter Speed:1/400, 1/250sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Metering Mode:Matrix
White Balance:Auto
Title:Neuschwanstein Castle 1
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:18 Apr 2013 - 10:31 AM
Tags:Architecture, Bavaria, Germany, Hohenschwangau, Landscape / travel, Neuschwanstein castle
Votes:36
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JanieB43
JanieB43 e2 Member 547 forum postsJanieB43 vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 10:36 AM

Beautifully detailed image as always Trev and your write ups add such a lot more !!

Hope you're feeling better and thanks for your c and cs on my efforts Smile

Jane

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NDODS
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18 Apr 2013 - 10:49 AM

After reading you're extremely interesting foreword I couldn't wait to view your images Trev. I was as expected overcome with the beauty of this idyllic setting with a wonderful magical aura about it. You have captured that feeling so very well, the cold wispy light adding to the charm and character of the image tenfold. Image two on the other hand provided me with a rather imposing capture of this wonderfully romanticised facade.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 11:10 AM

What a fascinating write-up, Trev, and two excellent images to go with it. Carol

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woolybill1
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18 Apr 2013 - 11:30 AM

Superb pov for this fairy-tale-style castle. Ludwig II has become known as the Mad King; you have been fortunate to see the castle with a sprinkling of fairy dust, as HRH would have wished.
Regards
Bill

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DicksPics
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18 Apr 2013 - 11:42 AM

A fabulous image of the 'biscuit tin' castle, Trev!
Thanks you for the interesting description.
The last, and only, time I was there you could get 6 German Marks to the Pound - in 1972!

Richard

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18 Apr 2013 - 12:03 PM

I'm hearing Wagner now. V1 is suitably fairy-tale, V2 is suitably disturbing and I prefer it. I think I'd crop a few pixels off the left of V2 though, the straggling foreground crowd would work better for me with a strictly symmetrical background.
Moira

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Joline
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18 Apr 2013 - 12:55 PM

You have gotten a fine point of view of this historic castle....v1 is especially romantic.

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Quoise
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18 Apr 2013 - 1:16 PM

2 excellent images

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 1:29 PM

Fairy Tale stuff indeed, and unusual to see it in snow like this. I remember Julia Bradbury here on one of her walks, fascinating place.

Dave

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Daisymaye
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18 Apr 2013 - 1:51 PM

Like both images very much Trev. The castle looks bleak in winter and locked up, then we see V2 with all the people visiting. Great shots......Sandy

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Mavis
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18 Apr 2013 - 2:42 PM


Quote: You have gotten a fine point of view of this historic castle....v1 is especially romantic.

Yes I agree with Joline . Pity you can't photo inside . I'm dreaming up a James Bond Button that was a camera on my coat Smile You don't say CAN'T to Mavis Smile xx

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ColleenA
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18 Apr 2013 - 3:25 PM

Two stunning images, interesting narrative, well capturedGrinGrin

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Richsr
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18 Apr 2013 - 3:54 PM

Like the view point and good details here Trevor, well worked in the conditions
Regards Richard

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LynneJoyce
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18 Apr 2013 - 5:11 PM

Love V1, it really shows off the magnificence of this structure.

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Sue_R
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18 Apr 2013 - 5:42 PM

Just love V1. It looks like a castle in a fairytale Smile

Sue Smile

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CaroleS
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18 Apr 2013 - 5:57 PM

A fairy tale image indeed!
Carole

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Lillian
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18 Apr 2013 - 7:07 PM

V1 is one brilliant shot Trev!
like the enjoyment going on in V2
Lillian

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18 Apr 2013 - 10:25 PM

Your notes match the excellence of this image
Ken

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achieverswales
18 Apr 2013 - 10:39 PM

Fairytale images Trev, excellent.

Regards

Trev.

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19 Apr 2013 - 7:07 PM

V1 gets my vote Trev it looks like a cold bleak place, however mow that spring and the warmer weather has reached us at last we can reflect on images like this knowing how good they are Wink well done mate.

Trev

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Sezz
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24 Apr 2013 - 11:58 AM

What a fantastic looking castle Trev! Fairytale indeed with the sprinkling of snow! Thanks also for the interesting history, I'm jealous of your travels Smile

Sarah *

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