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What Eltz?

by Editor Wicher Bos 
Published the 19th of November 2021

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…

'The Wakening' by Carl T. Loveall


'Eltz...' by Krzysztof Browko


'Burg Eltz' by Philip Slotte


So, I wondered what else is there on castles, strongholds and fortresses in the 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…


Castle and Camels' by Mei Xu



'Remains of the past' by ChrisKaddas



'Spis fairy tale' by Marian Kmet



'Red morning above the castle' by Daniel Řeřicha



'El Castillo' by Cesar Alvarez Osorio



'Lichtenstein Castle' by Anna & Maciej Wojtas



'Castillo de Loarre' by Tony Goran


'Hohenzollern in Winter mood' by Franz Schumacher


Yields even more magnificent pieces of ancient architecture and photographic creativity.


'Derawar Fort 2' by Sayyed Nayyer Reza



'Peach blossom snow of the Great Wall' by Simoon



'Early Spring in Mutianyu' by C.S.Tjandra



'Toledo' by Juan Pablo de Miguel



'Light fortification' by Juan Pablo de Miguel



n/t by Ces@r



'Golubac Castle' by Branko Askovic



'Peter and Paul Fortress' by Carmine Chiriacò



'Fortress of Erosion' by Ryan Dyar


Today, not many castles are built, photographer dorus 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:


'5440' by Enrique Izquierdo



'The architect who wants to give everyone a castle' by Hilde Ghesquiere

Hilde Ghesquiere 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…

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.
Very nice!
Great research
Excellent selection of beautiful castle photos. Well done Wicher.
The photos are all amazing and great
Beautiful buildings!
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
Thx :)
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 :)
Funny title Wicher and some superb images, well done!
Thx Peter!
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
Thx Yvette!U2…