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Burg Clam

By bliba  
The very sight of Clam Castle awakens childhood dreams.

Singer Alanis Morissette could not believe it: "What? Someone really lives here?" Yes, of course! The Clam Castle was built in 1149 and has been inhabited by the Clam family for 18 generations. History lives here and history is written. Castle owner Carl Philip Clam has brought the family estate into the 21st century and transforms the grounds into Europe's most beautiful open-air arena in the summer.

we spent our weekend in the "CLAM LIVE LODGE", which is located below the medieval castle of Clam, in the middle of the area of the legendary CLAM LIVE concerts. The lodge is the heart of the open air area and normally serves as a backstage area for artists, bands and their crews, as a place to relax in the middle of a unique scenery.

Thanks to Covid 19, you can now book this wonderful location - the concerts in 2020 have all been cancelled and as it looks today, there will be no concerts in 2021.
But you can enjoy the peace and the wonderful nature around the castle like a star

thanks for loooking

oliver Wink

Tags: Reflection Austria Abstract Monochrome Black and white burg clam

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27 Oct 2020 6:47PM
Enchanting processing, a very interesting write up of this beautiful location, thanks for sharing.

Lory Smile
27 Oct 2020 7:03PM
Very cool they have turned it into a live music venue Oliver ....some of the large wineries in North America have done that too. God how I miss live music ...zoom is okay but not like the real thing ,
Cheers walt
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
27 Oct 2020 7:29PM
It brought to mind that city 30 leagues under the sea. Very well seen Ollie and would be a great book cover.
27 Oct 2020 7:32PM
Great processing, splendid work, Oliver.Smile
27 Oct 2020 8:20PM
Excellent ‘puddle picture’ great idea for the image. Unique and very unusual.

Dave 🙂
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
27 Oct 2020 9:11PM
Well done!

Arne Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
27 Oct 2020 9:30PM
Good Eyes saw this splendid castle in a puddle!---How very wonderful!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2020 10:18PM
The reflection delivers such a pleasant surprise...
Beautiful composition Ollie, well seen.
Isabel GrinGrin
mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
27 Oct 2020 11:34PM
A super idea to use a puddle, to show us the castle from an unconventional viewpoint, but very successful! The potted history is also very interesting.
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2020 11:56PM
Super shot Ollie ⭐

28 Oct 2020 6:51AM
Very well seen and photographed, Ollie.

28 Oct 2020 7:35AM
Sounds like a fascinating place to stay.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2020 8:05AM
I as out of UAs last night. This ticks so many boxes for me, it plays tricks with brain. Reflections create an alternative reality.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 72 Norway
28 Oct 2020 8:10AM
Excellent reflective image, off to Wikipedia to read more about the castle.
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2020 8:12AM
You have used the shape of the puddle to frame - i.e. create - this brilliant composition What a great idea! It is also rather high-key for this technique, something else to distinguish it.

I had never heard of Clam Castle but immediately associated it with Heinrich Clam-Martinic, briefly Austrian Prime Minister in 1916-17. I am such a know-all BlushBlushBlush
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2020 8:32AM
Interesting image and write up, Oliver.
28 Oct 2020 8:39AM
Great story and reflection , Oliver! SmileSmileSmile

28 Oct 2020 9:32AM
Reflection in a castle puddle, well spotted.

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
28 Oct 2020 10:51AM
Very well framed and reflected in the puddle, and turning it upside-down works very well too 👍 It does, as Moira says, trick the brain at first look 😃
Trev 😀
28 Oct 2020 1:18PM
Splendid alternative view Oliver - the puddle frames the image beautifully.
28 Oct 2020 2:02PM
a fine reflection shot and interesting writeup
and as you mentioned Alanis Morissette
here's Utopia
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2020 2:17PM
Great use of your 'photographer's eye'.Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2020 12:02PM
A great imageSmileSmileSmile

JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2020 8:55PM
This reminds me of a lovely Alfred Wallis painting

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