Ancient Castles, Forts, and Defensive Structures - EXTERIOR

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We're looking for EXTERIOR images showing the exterior of Ancient Castles, Forts, and Defensive Structures. Structures in this usage means BUILDINGS of some sort. We are interested in wide views, NOT closeups of specific details. Some of the best structures have had the town build up very closely around them, sometimes to the extent the structure itself is only glimpsed from certain angles. Should this be the case with yours, images presenting the structure and it's surroundings to their best advantage are excellent choices. FOR THIS CHALLENGE, LET'S RESTRICT THE MAIN SUBJECT STRUCTURE TO PRE 1900.
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Cesky Krumlov Castle
by sgitlin
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Český Krumlov Castle is a castle located in the city of Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic. It dates back to 1240 when the first castle was built by the Witigonen family, the main branch of the powerful Rosenberg family. Currently the castle is listed as a national heritage site and thus serves as a major tourist attraction.
Submitted: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 13:56 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 16th April, 2015
Focal length: 40 mm
Shutter speed: 10/21 sec
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 400
Views: 32
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