- 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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the castle of quinto vercellese
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the origin of the castle dates back to the 12th century and the final structure was completed in the 15th century. The military role was that of protecting the commerce between the regions North of the Alps and the fiefs in the fertile valley of the river Po. The family of the Avogadro, counts of Quinto, owned it from the erection to the end of world war one. It has undergone meticulous repair in 2007 by the Municipality of Vercelli who is the actual owner.
Submitted: Monday, 1st April, 2013 12:02 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 1st April, 2013
Focal length: 127 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Notes: thanks to the compressed perspective of the tele the Alps appear to rise just behind the castle even though they are 30 miles North, thus creating a confrontation between the majesty of the Alps and the military severity of the Castle
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