Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture, it was built by duke Ilinich at the end of the 15th century near village Mir. He built the castle instead of the wooden farmstead that existed there.
The original construction was in Gothic style, but as the building was subsequently reconstructed, it absorbed architectural styles of Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance. For instance, in 1568, the castle passed into the hands of Dukes Radziwils. Soon afterwards the Dukes completed the building in Renaissance style.
The red-brick castle is a square-planned building with towers at the corners. The fifth tower has a drawbridge and a forged grille. Mir Castle was built as a fortress and it was adapted for armed attacks. The defensive elements give the building a certain solemnity.
During hundreds of years, Mir Castle was time and then destroyed and restored. In the year 2000, this construction was added to Unesco's World Heritage list. And now the castle is being successfully restored.
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kebek (5438) 2006-04-10 10:41
Serwus Tatiana !
Grand castle glowing in the warm, winter light. Well framed, nice shadows and good clarity. Very informative Work.
krysia (4216) 2006-04-10 11:12
Beautiful sunny photo of this interesting red and white castle.I like the architecture.
Wonderful blue sky and nice pov accompanied with a good note.
Fis2 (90131) 2006-04-11 16:52
Wonderful architecture. Beautiful place. I like the colours and light. Good composition and frame. Well done.
Leksand (880) 2006-04-12 9:35
Very nice architecture! The light is delicious and I like the shadows on the snow. Great composition and lovely colours!
sayat (2949) 2006-04-12 10:09
Excellent warm colors Tatiana. A very nice winter picture that remembers us the fairy tale castles.
izmirli (3987) 2006-04-13 17:08
merhaba my friend tatiana
beautiful prince's castle.very good colours.
postvikram (1199) 2006-04-14 14:03
Greetings Tatiana ,
Very nice composition. Great colors and clarity.Nice sky too. Thanks for sharing - Vikram
gary91 (15348) 2006-04-15 1:30
Superb lightning ! The sun going out (up ?) on the walls of this splendid castle gives a unique color to the monument.
Nice composition as well using a semi panoramic format.
Very good job !
sam224 (6215) 2006-04-17 11:07
Lovely shot Tatiana. I like the warm light you managed to capture here and the nice composition with the heavy snow in foreground. Good balance and defintion.
highman (1185) 2006-04-18 13:51
Amazing warm light of the sun rise/set gave nice colours and deep shadows.
Schultzy (5446) 2006-04-20 15:06
It's a great subject with beautiful colors. Nice composition, nice winter sun.
Well done !
capthaddock (28790) 2006-04-24 9:27
Hi Tanya - beautiful structure, looks even better under this low light, thanks for sharing this not so well known building that is very much off the beaten track for most of us.
elmec (12210) 2006-04-24 16:37
This is beautiful photo and very interesting place!
I like the light and the colour on the photo!
The composition is good too
PixelTerror (0) 2006-04-29 4:11
winter is certainly a very nice time to visit Mir, the light you got here is superb, it illustrates well how nice winter can be on such days in Belarus, I had -25° in Minsk and it was not a problem because when the sun shines, the air is clear and there is no wind you just don't feel it is so cold (as long as you keep walking and don't stop !). Coming back to the photos it is well exposed, the snow looks good and the reds of the structure works well contrasting with the blues of the sky, nice one.
Have a nice week end,
anjan (1086) 2006-05-19 5:00
nice image, i like it.
MLINES (12516) 2006-05-27 20:23
Hi Tatiana, Very good composition with the snow in the foreground and bright cloudless blue sky beyond setting off and enhancing the colours of the castle itself. The lighting on the snow is very effective. Well shown. Murray.
david (3992) 2006-06-03 13:38
what a sight! such a beautiful castle and being surrounded in white snow really makes the image perfect.
mostly, i like your blue sky. it's amazing and contrasts the red bricks really well.
evanrizo (456) 2006-06-17 6:55
Hi Tatiana an excellent photo with very good light, contrast and colors, I like it very much.
rajhema (1871) 2006-06-28 8:34
Your angle gives good depth to this picture. colors are great and I like the orange sunlight on the structure. Well described as well. Good one Tatiana.
jmdias (59000) 2006-07-02 13:17
I like this photo, the way how you put the castle is very nice. I think colors are a little saturated but it is ok.
andeweg (139) 2006-07-05 1:55
Very nice picture, but I think it's a bit overexposed. Composition is excellent.
voyagenation (1180) 2006-07-29 12:29
excellent composition and a delightful architecture with a great piece of history and culture.
thank you Tatiana.
branley (3681) 2006-08-03 11:47
wonderful bright composition with great detail. I like that the snow is undisturbed, it looks like something from a fairy tale.
snowfalken (1116) 2006-08-20 17:00
Excellent picture with brilliant colors! Very good exposure with nice details in the snow! TFS!
rl245267 (845) 2006-08-28 13:16
This is definitely a view you would see on a post card.
cepekdong (3676) 2006-11-03 9:26
a lovely picture, great colours and framing, but it needs some more sharpness
Kirini (143) 2011-01-05 6:35
I don't know what to say apart that I LOVE YOUR PHOTO!!! Funnily enough, it reminds me of gingerbread build-yourself houses, and of Christmas time in general.
Whether this was your intention or not, congratulations for the nice shot and beautiful colours/contrast.
Have a nice day!
- Copyright: Tatiana Pavlova (Kirych) (2703)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon EFS 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-10 10:24