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Neuschwanstein Castle 2

By TrevBatWCC    
Looking out in a south-easterly direction from Neuschwanstein Castle you can see Marienbrücke (Mary's Bridge), some 250 metres away as the crow flies, which spans the large Pöllat Gorge, with a waterfall nearly 100 metres below it. It was from this bridge that King Ludwig II admired his dream castle, and it's well worth the twenty minute walk along the winding path to get this splendid view of the 'fairy tale' castle. Both shots were taken from the bridge, with V2 showing a wider view.
The palace has appeared prominently in several movies, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle.
As mentioned in my previous upload, you can't take photos inside, but this link has an excellent range of images, showing just how beautiful the interior is.

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

Tags: Bavaria Germany Hohenschwangau Landscape and travel Neuschwanstein castle

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
20 Apr 2013 11:03AM
Great write up Trev, clicked on the link and what a place, mind you we have some Council Houses in Wales like this, like both versions and agree a fairy tale castle.



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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 11:08AM
Two beautiful captures of this rather hauntingly beautiful Fairy Tale Castle. For me the longer image adds much to the fantasy and the tales in my mind. "Maybe a mono conversion?"

Very well worked as always Trev

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Apr 2013 11:10AM
A beautiful view, Trev, the snow makes it almost monotone.

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
20 Apr 2013 11:12AM
Thanks for sharing this and the link. Such opulence. It is difficult for me to imagine the wealth and man hours that went into this.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Apr 2013 11:45AM
What a stunning capture of this dream castle, Trev, beautifully presented. Carol
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 12:39PM
Excellent Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 1:05PM
Two impressive black-and-whites that really evoke the atmosphere of Snow White, Rapunzel, the Sleeping Beauty and so on - the icing-sugar versions, I mean; the original tales were rather darker. Great use of a fabuloud pov.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
20 Apr 2013 1:26PM
Two excellent images here. Such a massive castle. I wonder how many square feet this castle is. It would be wonderful to take a tour through it. Looks lovely in winter with the surrounding snow. Really great shots Trev.......Sandy
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
20 Apr 2013 1:30PM
Wow...a fairy tale beautifulGrinGrinGrin
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 1:47PM
Two super shots - the wintry atmosphere is very fitting.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Apr 2013 4:01PM
A most impressive castle, Trev, and captured from a fine viewpoint: one of King Ludwig's great contributions to the architectural heritage of Bavaria.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
20 Apr 2013 5:46PM
Ooh, I remember going there. Like a fairy tale. It's amazing how they build these wonderful structures in such impossible places. I have to prefer V2 today because we see more of the tricky terrain.
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 8:31PM
What a beautiful place! Really envy you this trip, Trev.

Sue Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 11:14PM
V2 is my favourite as it shows off the location so well.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 10:12AM
Imagine building that there, two amazing shots!
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 4:32PM
Magical Trev
both really beautiful
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 9:51PM
Great pictures of this wonderful place. I like them both but V2 really adds the context.


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