The other day I saw a photo of a magnificent castle on Twitter. With some help of Google it appeared to be the Eltz castle in Germany. According to Wikipedia it is still owned by a branch of the same family (the Eltz family) that lived there in the 12th century, thirty-three generations ago.… From 1965 to 1992, an engraving of Eltz Castle was on the 500 Deutsche Mark note. Well, this castle is present in the incredible 1x image base too…
So, I wondered what else is there on castles, strongholds and fortresses in the 1x.com image base?
Each and every time I am amazed by what 1x hides in its image base….
This time is no exception, here is a selection of what I discovered…
KEY WORD: CASTLE
KEY WORD: FORT(RESS)
Yields even more magnificent pieces of ancient architecture and photographic creativity.
Today, not many castles are built, photographer found one.
He wrote ‘due to haggling & politics this modern castle was left unfinished and standing still for 9 years now. And oh yes, they are still haggling...'
'contemporary haunting' by dorus
Or perhaps our contemporary castles are more like this:
explains: “THE RED WALL Ricardo Bofill La Muralla Roja is a postmodern apartment complex in Calpe, Spain designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in 1968. In designing the building, Bofill referenced the architecture of North African casbahs.”
I hope you enjoyed this selection and big thanks to all photographers that made it possible…
Emel Sefer PRO
A great theme.. You can hear the music in the selected wonderful photos, I like it very much. Congratulations to all photographers. I would also like to thank the editor, Swapnil Deshpande, who prepared this article.
Vasil Nanev PRO
Ron Trimarchi PRO
Miro Susta CREW
Excellent selection of beautiful castle photos. Well done Wicher.
Yousef Sayadi PRO
The photos are all amazing and great
Cristiano Giani PRO
Impressive images. Many thanks....
Mei Xu PRO
Love this topic. Thanks, Wicher. I have more images in my 1x profile about this castle in desert.
Will have a peek in your portfolio because it’s a remarkable structure
Great title and beautiful journey through the imaginary of castles. Thank you very much.
remarkable article with nice title and a wonderful collection of erxcellent images. Thanks a lot Wicher
Susanne Jung PRO
Castles usually have something mysterious, exciting. A wonderful collection of photos shows just that! Compliments to the photographers and a big thank you for this article!
Indeed these photographers are great :)
Peter Davidson CREW
Funny title Wicher and some superb images, well done!
Yvette Depaepe CREW
Wonderful trip along the castles all over the world, Wicher. Love the intriguing title. Congratulations on this fine article, my friend. Have a great weekend ahead... Cheers, Yvette