Palace of Kamieniec Zabkowicki is one of the finest objects in Central Europe. It was built in the nineteenth century for Marianne of Orange, wife of Albrecht Hohenzollern, by the architect Karl Schinkel. Construction work began in 1838 and lasted until 27 years. This monumental residence was build for the equivalent of three tons of gold. It's a mixture of different styles: English Gothic, Teutonic and Sicilian architecture, Byzantine and Moorish architecture. Today, this gem of Silesia is a monumental ruin, it was destroyed by the Germans during the second World War I, and then set on fire by the Russians after 1945.
It has almost 100 000 sq m and 100 chambers, restored one by one.
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jadesgran (4302) 2013-11-25 22:17
Very informative note - Thankyou.
The palace looks rather grand towering above the buildings below ,but almost lost in the very green foliage of the trees.Unusual.
jemaflor (76660) 2013-11-25 23:28
A Good result with architecture and trees, light is nice as the colors contrast a good view to show this castle.
jjcordier (69639) 2013-11-25 23:47
Ce palais émergeant de la végétation est impressionnant. J'espère que sa restauration, certainement très coûteuse, pourra être menée jusqu'à son terme!
timecapturer (40322) 2013-11-26 4:41
another magnificent Castle, never knew you had so many in your country. I really must get over and experience them, and this one looks fantastic. Gloriously surrounded by green, the red stonework and turrets just look amazing. Wonderful!
Regards - B.
saxo042 (35210) 2013-11-26 13:43
An impressive castle, nicely embedded among the lush green trees. A very pleasant summer picture.
eldancer1 (22463) 2013-11-27 13:54
Looks like the castle has a good vantage point--able to see the enemies from a distance. The trees look so green as compared to our desert. Nice capture with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.