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Cochem Castle

When the troupes of King Louis XIV (called Sun King) invaded the Rhine and the Moselle area in the war of succession of the Palatinate, Cochem castle, too, was occupied in 1688. After the town had been completely occupied by French troupes in March 1689, the castle was set on fire, undermined and blown up on May 19th of 1689.The French Sun King’s troops almost completely destroyed the town of Cochem. The castle remained in ruins until 1868, when a Berlin business- man, Mr. Louis Ravené, bought the castle grounds and the ruins. Shortly after his purchase he began to rebuild Cochem Castle incorporating the remains of the late Gothic buildings into the main castle structure.

Canon EOS 70D
1/200s f/22.0 at 17.0mm iso200 full exif

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Tom LeRoy08-Oct-2017 07:04
Fine silhouetted capture of the castle in great sunshine! V
vifut08-Oct-2017 04:40
Great 'contre-jour' (V)
larose forest photos08-Oct-2017 02:17
Lovely shot of this beautiful castle/ V
Frank Tran07-Oct-2017 22:57
Excellent backlighting shot. V+
Hank Vander Velde07-Oct-2017 22:36
Beautiful image with that terrific sunburst.
laine07-Oct-2017 21:37
An excellent sunburst to lighten the skyline.
Tom Beech07-Oct-2017 20:33
Sweet Sun back lighted shot...
Chris Morton07-Oct-2017 20:11
a great silhouette shot
Martin Lamoon07-Oct-2017 19:57
A fine shot shooting towards the sun.
Ton T.07-Oct-2017 19:47
Stunning backlight image! V
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