The castle of Neuschwanstein is the creation of King Luis II of Baviera, who had risen to the throne in 1864 when he was 18 years old. It began his construction in 1869, on a craggy rock over the lake Alpsee and the cataract of the gorge Pöllat, in the place of the ruins of Vorder-und Hinterhohenschwangau, in typical style of medieval castle.
Like in all his other works, the project was born of his imagination and although it was constructed by a group of architects, the king supervised on foot of work the long process, introducing one and thousand changes as it was growing.
At the age of 18, the educated and good-looking prince rose to the throne of Baviera as Luis II acclaimed by his subjects. To the 40 it was already fat and he was living imprisoned in his fantastic castles. A few days, after declaring itself crazy and incompetent, he died drowned.
The lake of Starnberger, to the south of Múnich, is where the last chapter of this trip is located for the places joined Luis II. In his waters it perished of form still not clarified on June 13, 1886, days after being declared incapacitated to govern Baviera. The most romantic version of the event makes sure that the king wanted to escape of his committal. Since he was a notable swimmer, he tried to flee by swimming up to a nearby point where he was waited with a carriage by his cousin Sissí, accomplice and secret lover.
This monumental work by which Walt Disney was inspired to create the castle of The Beautiful Sleeping one is worth it.
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pablominto (53746) 2007-12-29 3:52
Now that is a different point of view!
Interesting to see the surroundings of this much photographed castle, not only is the structure itself impressive but so is the location too...
A well composed, low light presentation!
amateur_2007 (120) 2007-12-29 3:59
This photo is stunning! I am fascinated as much with the landscape as with the castle, itself. I like the way it is not at the forefront of the picture, but off into the distance. What is of equal importance, is the brown colored structure, adding some color to this wintry scene.
snunney (99038) 2007-12-29 4:03
A nice capture of this famous castle in a winter wonderland. I also like the fact that the castle is in the background giving us an opportunity to see its immediate surroundings. The composition is very well balanced and the hut provides a nice contrast against the prevailing greys and whites. Very good clarity.
macondo (19516) 2007-12-29 4:10
A most delightful winter scene. Great positioning of the castle, under that low cloud, and good dash of colour with the small wooden hut on the left. Very good composition and frame to make this a superb late winter photo. Great work.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-12-29 4:48
Muy linda esta poco usual vista del castillo. generalmente las fotos son desde un punto de vista mas alto. La tuya usa muy bien el fg.
Los mejores deseos para el 2008.
alvaraalto (13094) 2007-12-29 4:57
Lovely grey impression of this famous castles that looms up from the low clouds.
Good chosen POV and excellent info about “Gekke Ludwig”.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-12-29 5:23
It is very interesting view. I like your beautiful winter. Good composition with nice colours. Good light, I like all your nature.
hamperium (279) 2007-12-29 5:31
wonderful composed picture wiht good grey tones
good technique and sharpness
jonathan_hart (21276) 2007-12-29 5:56
beautiful composition, a magic castle in its environment, the low cloud and the snow... excellent winterscape :) i like how the tower stands out with the fog in background
tinamunk3 (6408) 2007-12-29 6:05
I don't think I have ever seen an upload of Neuschwanstein from this pov. But it's great and so well composed. The snow on the trees and the castle in the background looks great - so does the low hanging clouds.
josepmarin (58357) 2007-12-29 6:29
un encuadre muy apropiado para mezclar la esplendorosa belleza del castillo en la colina y la sencillez de la cabaña y el edificio rodeados de árboles en el primer plano.
El efecto de la niebla y la nieve dan una sensación extraña de que la parte alta de esta imagen es en B/N y la parte baja en color. El resultado es muy interesante, y me gusta.
Bello lugar, y bonita foto.
Un abrazo, y un feliz Año Nuevo, lleno de salud y paz.
gildasjan (43608) 2007-12-29 6:34
Très bon rendu de cette image sous la neige.J'apprécie le cadrage de cette composition et le bon paramètrage de l'exposition.
Bonne fin de journée et fin d'année.
wolf38 (31296) 2007-12-29 7:20
Hello Charo. You realized this unusual motive in outstanding way photographically. It is the best picture from the Castle that I saw since long time. Really fascinatingly. Best regards, Wolfgang. HAPPY NEW YEAR
Truja (4953) 2007-12-29 7:24
Pués claro que merce la pena Charo, ciertamente es un castillo idoneo para dejar volar la imaginación!!!! y además con este paisaje nevado, es pura magia y poesía!!
Excelentes tonalidades prácticamente monocromáticas para plasmar esta belleza y una atmósfera tranquila. Gran composición con un encuadre muy bello del castillo.
Charo, os deseo a ti y tu família una Feliz salida de Año 2007 y una mágica entrada de Año Nuevo 2008!!!! Sinceramente, Jordi
danos (97815) 2007-12-29 7:54
nice composition of this snowy place with a perfect POV.A well manage shot with the castle of Neuschwanstein between the forest and covered with snow.The combination with the little wodden kiosk make the scene more interesting.Very educational your note too.
I wish you Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year,Danos
delic (6735) 2007-12-29 8:00
Beautiful winter scenery from the past one. Hope we get this much snow this winter, too. Excellent composition. I like the little patches of color, here and there. Good note, too. Best wishes for 2008!
brandstaetter (15915) 2007-12-29 8:30
good position of the castle. Although the weather is not ideal, you took a great photo.
WepWaWet (3798) 2007-12-29 8:49
Great composition with a very beautiful frame of the castle. Excellent winter scene.
I wish Happy New Year for you and your family.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2007-12-29 9:14
C'est une vraie carte de fin d'année. Les arbres sont décorés à souhait. J'aime bien la petite cabane. J'aime aussi ce superbe château dominant et dominateur. Très belle image de saison, bien réalisée.
Bonne soirée et bon week-end
BONNE ANNEE 2008
gracious (20025) 2007-12-29 9:20
Excellent composition of this outstanding captured of yours in winter scenery!
good pov with perfect exposure and focus!
very impressive and beautiful presentation!
Dyerco (10185) 2007-12-29 9:21
The two buildings compliment each other in balance even though one is much grander than the other. Nicely done.
Wahclellaspirit (4093) 2007-12-29 11:12
Do I see you high up in the tower, once awaiting your shining prince in Armor?
A beautiful photo of the Castle in Snow, seldom seen in the winter scenes, a beautiful crop with orchard in the foreground.
Happy New Year
UnTrained (0) 2007-12-29 11:29
wonderful winter capture and a new POV for the castle. The foggy background and the black&white impression of this colour capture is nice. I like the good contrasts.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
belido (19934) 2007-12-29 11:58
composição bem elaborada! Gosto de ver esse branco predominante com a inclusão do castelo no alto e as árvores cobertas de gelo. Parabéns!
Saludos desde Brasil,
asajernigan (21427) 2007-12-29 12:52
This is a unique POV for this shot. I have seen many shots of this fine castle but none from this POV. Your composition is wonderful placing the castle in the background allowing us to enjoy the landscape and surroundings. The brown building creates nice contrast with the black and white of the rest of the photo.
Clementi (52514) 2007-12-29 12:57
Ciao Charo ,
bella immagine mi piace il castello nella parte alta tutto innevato ,
cosi' pure la parte bassa con gli alberi pieni di neve.
r021251 (3917) 2007-12-29 14:28
Majestic this posting , fabulous , bravo Réal.
Docarmo (9639) 2007-12-29 18:13
Light colours from the buildings in a almost B&W image are very charming.
Thanks for sharing,
Nicou (142084) 2007-12-30 2:15
Merveilleux paysage hiveranal,, une belle couche de neige, avec ce beau château sur sa butte, merveilleux.
Belles fêtes et amitiés
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-12-31 7:28
Ola Charo ,
Bela foto de inverno até me dá frio , e um belo cenario todo coberto de neve , fantastico o castelo lá em cima , bom contraste de cores ,belo ponto de visão , parabens!!!
jurek1951 (42196) 2007-12-31 8:52
Very beautiful winter scenery and compostion.Beautiful trees,castle and colours.well done
Haapy New Year 2008
emilbo (22616) 2008-01-02 9:56
Très jolie paysage d'hiver avec les arbres enneigés et un fond de brume. J'aime bien le magnifique château dans la montagne et la petite cabane qui ajoute de la couleurs à la photo. Bonne compositiion et intéressante note.
Félicitations!... et Bonne Année 2008 à toi et à ta famille,
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-01-18 10:09
I have been off line for a while but I see you are continuing to post beautiful images. Great capture.
adores (45337) 2008-01-22 17:40
Vejo que gostaste bastante deste castelo, é um dos que eu gostava de visitar. A composição ficou muito boa com o castelo no alto, quase coberto pelas nuvens.Depois, o contraste da casinha de madeira cá em baixo, as árvores cobertas de neve. Muito bonita!
giorgimer (34941) 2008-01-31 4:40
Very nice place, I visited it in summer and I like to see it with a "winter mood". Beautiful effect of the low clouds. It just seems there's a little lack of sharpness at in the castle.