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Royal Palace at Visegrád

Royal Palace at Visegrád

Built after 1325 by King Charles I of Hungary (although accounts seem to differ both on time and builder) this palace once had 350 rooms but now is only a shadow of its former grandeur. It served as the home of Hungary's rulers until the Turkish Ottoman invasion, when it was destroyed and later buried in a landslide. Archeologists found parts of the ruins in the 1930s and reconstruction has been going on since then.

The tourbooks I have on Hungary seemed to give it only a minor mention, but quite frankly I felt it was fascinating, with excellent displays of reclaimed artifacts and nicely done reconstructions. The site is quite large, and with time I'm sure it will become even more interesting.

Nikon D700 ,AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
1/250s f/11.0 at 34.0mm iso200 full exif

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Buba Jafarli08-Apr-2012 04:59
It appears many kings of old times were living more modestly than some of the modern parish-level politicians or business people... :)
Milan Vogrin01-Apr-2012 06:16
Look very nice.
joseantonio29-Mar-2012 20:48
Amazing light and colors. Very nice composition
J S Quesada29-Mar-2012 19:11
Nicely composed. Love the array of different colors here. V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)29-Mar-2012 16:41
Beautiful shot,nice colors. Vote.
John Reynolds29-Mar-2012 14:01
Nice capture. Looks to be worth another visit. V.
Stephanie29-Mar-2012 12:26
What an interesting palace ~ most definitely worthy of a visit! I like seeing the Visegrád Citadel at the top of the mountain! Nicely done at f/11! V
Tom LeRoy29-Mar-2012 06:07
Yes, this looks like one for more exploration and photos. Fine exterior shot. V
John Hamers29-Mar-2012 06:07
Interesting palace, indeed worth wile to visit !! Nicely captured !!V
Zoltán Balogh29-Mar-2012 05:47
This is vey nice Helen! V
Betty Vlasiu29-Mar-2012 04:20
Beautiful light, colors and composition!
Walter O. Koenig29-Mar-2012 00:51
Certainly looks like a fascinating building with an interesting layout. Nicely composed with the citadel in the frame."V"