From the top of an isolated hill overlooking the valley below , crossed the road S.Terenziano - Mercatello . its origins go back to the Stone Age , the period to which they refer numerous findings of scrapers, knives, hatchets polished green stone , arrowheads , javelin and dagger . (weapons made from a hard stone called flint ) . The castle was founded in 1250 with the name of Cerqueto , as surrounded by a vast forest of oaks, subsequently took on its current name for the building of a strong walls with towers angular suitable for defensive purposes and palombara . Un'arcuata door, surmounted by the crest of the eagle Todi , enter inside, where there are houses leaning to the circle perimeter . Ugolino III came to power after the death of his uncle Corrado XII, continued the policy of control of the territory on behalf of the Holy See ; confirmed peace with Perugia for another hundred years. Before 1500 there were 33 families Towers , often in constant bickering between them, so that the various popes alternately subdued in Gualdo Cattaneo and Todi. After the restoration was enfeoffed to S.Terenziano and aggregate from 1861 to the town of Gualdo Cattaneo.
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BillyPs (51) 2014-04-28 10:30
I like the way you used the ultra wide angle of the lens which gives stunning perspective and dramatic sky.
Very nice photo.
ourania (32127) 2014-04-28 10:45
il dinamismo, la profondita' e la nitidezza di questa foto offrono un risultato molto gratificante. Mi piace molto come hai diffuso le prospettive, in combinazione con i colori brillanti hai reso lo scenario molto attraente ed anche le machine ed il bidone sono integrati nella composizione senza dare fastidio. Il cielo e' affascinante, l' ombra nel primo piano offre equilibrio. Una presentazione molto interessante, complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
jemaflor (85510) 2014-04-28 11:30
Good angle and original architecture like towers, light is well captured, interesting post, tfs.
mesutilgim (85454) 2014-04-28 12:02
Hello dear Silvio,
Another topclass capture from Umbria !
I think you've used here a wideangle lense which has created a perfect effect.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (86309) 2014-04-28 14:01
A very curious castle.
I like frame, colors and light.
carlo62 (33803) 2014-04-28 15:03
ripeto le tue parole, auto, cavi, bidoni ecc....
E' un male comune a quanto pare, figlio dei nostri tempi, tra cento anni utilizzeranno queste foto per fare le ambientazioni dei film sui nostri tempi.
Ottima condivisione, tutti luoghi a me sconosciuti e di interesse storico.
bobocortis (15946) 2014-04-28 15:17
Le auto, raramente gradite nelle immagini di monumenti, fanno comunque la loro parte e non sono cromaticamente invasive. L'ombra in primo piano sopperisce alla mancanza di elementi vicini all'obiettivo.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-04-28 20:17
tanti castelli, tanta storia, così grandi posti bellissimi da scoprire attraverso le tue favolose immagini
e tali presentazioni meravigliosi!!
complimenti sinceri caro amico
un caro saluto
rychem (24022) 2014-04-28 21:26
What a pity that cars block such a beautiful view of the castle, this architecture is really interesting, the photo is simply perfect with perfect light and sharpness
dip (23632) 2014-04-28 22:56
nice capture with the wideangle lense the whole castle,
I like the natural colors and the composition,
thanks for sharing,
jjcordier (76858) 2014-04-28 23:03
Quelques éléments viennent nous rappeler que nous ne sommes pas au Moyen-Age mais on n'en apprécie pas moins la beauté de ce château bien restauré.
jurek1951 (42158) 2014-04-28 23:22
a very spectacular photo of this interesting castle, the POV is very attractive, great details and lights. Superb shot,
Nicou (123272) 2014-04-29 1:26
Fantastique mouvemetn dans ce ciel quelle forme ce nuage blanc et le bleu et ce château tout en beauté quel rendu sur la pierre sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
emka (79926) 2014-04-29 1:32
Another fantastic architecture from Umbria. Impressive old towers and so well preserved. Good use of wide angle and splendid light. Stunning perspective.
Have a sunny day
snunney (84931) 2014-04-29 2:54
The wide angle lens creates an unusual distortion that accentuates the mass of this still impressive castle. I like the lighting and the detail to be observed in the stonework of the walls. Also, the foreground shadow play and the lovely sky. First class technical presentation.
jhm (140070) 2014-04-29 4:45
A lovely picturre of these old fortress, I would with the perspective tool of photoshop this old castle nice right make, but this is a choice of the photographer
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (61172) 2014-04-29 5:09
Quel beau château. On sent grâce à la grande netteté de l'image la texture des murs de pierres. J'aime beaucoup la grande luminosité et le ciel de toute beauté.
dkmurphys (50030) 2014-04-29 6:39
Nice POV of this solid castle. I like the distort and the shadows over the street. Well taken.
pierrefonds (57531) 2014-04-29 13:43
The composition is well divided. the sky, the castello and the road. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the architecture of the castello Torri. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (43718) 2014-04-30 4:12
Great historic shot, well caught as the illumination on the stonework is so brilliant and standout out against the setting. Very well retained detail throughout and luminous with excellent scale, and the clouds add to lovely finishing touch, Great capture. TFS
eldancer1 (28513) 2014-04-30 7:35
Very nice capture of this ancient building and the modern cars, it is somewhat nice scene. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
macjake (57074) 2014-04-30 7:38
yes, i like this one alot.
it has that super wide angle type of view that i enjoy so much.
excellent light striking the stonework, large clouds, attractive subject, it has everything that you need.
well presented like this.
omid266 (5302) 2014-04-30 19:42
Salam Silvio ,
Dear friend ,
an excellent shot from old castle in interesting location,
very nice captured with excellent clarity and good details ,
very well done and Thanks!
npecanhuk (66344) 2014-04-30 20:52
Beautiful building and picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Cricri (107306) 2014-05-01 11:09
Ciao ami Silvio
Intéressante architecture du château, une très belle lumière qui permet d'apprécier les moindres détails des pierres, très belle présentation