- Old Architecture : Built to Last and Still Standing- (Full Colour Only + Border, Title, Date)

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Take a full or partial shot of a man-made building or construction which the original construction is over 500 years old and is still fully standing. No cave holes or half demolished pillars or pit-in-the ground remnants please. Structures which have been gone through some degree or remedial repairs or reconstruction are acceptable. Composites to show different faces, angles and views are acceptable. Put a Border and Title on the photograph itself. Please also watermark the capture date. (correct to the month). It would be nice to provide some information on what and how old this thing is.
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Castle Bran - Romania
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In 1212, Teutonic Knights built the wooden castle of Dietrichstein as a fortified position in the Burzenland at the entrance to a mountain valley through which traders had travelled for more than a millennium, but in 1242 it was destroyed by the Mongols. The first documented mentioning of Bran Castle is the act issued by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377, giving the Saxons of Kronstadt (Braşov) the privilege to build the stone citadel on their own expense and labor force; the settlement of Bran began to develop nearby. In 1438–1442, the castle was used in defense against the Ottoman Empire, and later became a customs post on the mountain pass between Transylvania and Wallachia.
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Submitted: Thursday, 28th March, 2013 20:46 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 12th July, 2011
Focal length: 32.7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/300 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
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