Two Swedish Castles

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  1. Niki

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    These are from my trip in Sweden :heart:

    Castle in Öland:

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    Castle in Visingsö:

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    The second one became even more darker when I resized it to smaller. :(
     
  2. JonMikal

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    nice pics and cool looking structures! :thumbup: is there access to the inner portion of #2? if so, do you have any shots?
     
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    Yeah we got in it, but I don't have much shots from there. It was very windy and I had troubles to keep my camera steady. Next time when I go there will be summer and with tripod. Not that there was much left inside anyway. Just few walls and windows. Under it was a jail, but I didn't have guts to go there. Way too dark as you can see in the last pic. :p

    Anyway, here are the few shots from inside...these are the most unblurriest I found:

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    yes! now i can't wait for your summer shots! what an awesome structure and what a blessing historic preservation exists. you can definately see the years of maintenance. thanks for the additional shots Niki!
     
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    Great shots Niki :thumbsup:
     
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    Nice series Niki. How old is the castle and what was it's purpose? I was always under the impression the vikings never defended but always attacked? My favourite is the 3rd picture on the last post.
     
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    Thanks for the comments Jon and Labonte. :)

    Cruzin, here comes some history for you. (About the second castle.) :)

    Per Brahe, Gustav Vasas (old swedish king) brothers son, became a duke and was given Visingsö, and after a while he expanded it to 120 km2 all over Sweden.
    The basics of the castle was made in the 1560 and they ruined 3 villages to be able to build it. This was the first castle of 3, the so called triangle system.
    The castle had around 800 people in it, so it was a lot bigger than what we can see from the photos.
    At 1717 - 1718 the castle held 2000 Russian war prisoners. 1718 the Swedish king died, and the war prisoners at the dukes place escaped/made a rebellion and they set the whole place on fire.
    Here is also a picture how the castle looked before. As you can notice only little part of it is left plus the dark cellars under the ground.

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    Very nice shots :thumbup:
     
  9. Niki

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    Thanks Nan C. :)
     
  10. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    nice work niki

    judging by the shadows, Castle in Visingsö looks like you were shooting against the sun, always a tricky situation. Did you meter against the castle?
     
  11. Niki

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    Thanks Vonn.

    That day there weren't any sun at all actually. Just a gloomy day. I was standing on the highest position I found and about 10-20 minutes later it was so dark that we could barely see the castle anymore. :mrgreen:
     
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    Very nice! Makes me want to visit there! Great job!! : )
     

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