Local Heart, Global Soul

January 22, 2015

Looking Is Less Painful If You Wait A While… Like Over A Year…

Filed under: GERMANY,Neuschwanstein Castle,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
Tags:
(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

In yesterday’s archive post I described the longest and most difficult walk I’ve undertaken  in the last four years and mentioned that multiple rest stops were necessary during the journey.

Today’s post depicts some of the amazing detail of the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany that I photographed during these many rest stops.

It’s a great pity that due to the painful circumstances I didn’t at all enjoy looking at the view as well as I might have at the time, but now, with more than a year’s hindsight I can at least open these from my archives and fully enjoy them now.

As usual the detail is the star of the show, there are so many literary and story book “images” that can be called to mind when you look at Neuschwanstein Castle, for instance:  the  “Juliet” style balconies where you wouldn’t be totally surprised to find a Romeo waling around a corner somewhere, or the long round towers that call to mind the story book character of Rapunzel and her seriously long braids.

The decorated towers and turrets are full of detail, and all over the castle are tiny additional snippets like gargoyles and stone statues. As the saying goes: “A picture speaks a thousand words” and for that reason maybe I should just let the photographs speak for themselves…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Note the statue on the gable end of the roof…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

A “Juliet” style balcony …

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Statue and turrets…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Is that a (brown) door I see at lower right ?  It’s two or three stories high up so if it is that might be interesting mistake if you stepped out in a hurry…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

A Rapunzel style tower…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Spot the gargoyles…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

1 Comment »

  1. Great perspectives of the castle.

    Comment by roamingpursuits — January 22, 2015 @ 2:30 am | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: