This is the tower of the Castle Devin, near Bratislava. Only at home, looking at my pictures, I noticed a guy fishing from the tower. How he got there?? maybe he wants rescue the girl in Maiden Tower?
Wikipedia: Devín Castle (Slovak: hrad Devín or Devínsky hrad, Hungarian: Dévényi vár, German: Burg Theben) is a castle in Devín, which is a borough of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
Owing to its strategic position, the cliff (altitude of 212 meters) at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers was an ideal place for a fort. Its owner could control the important trade route along the Danube as well as one branch of the Amber Road. That is why the site has been settled since the Neolithic and fortified since the Bronze and Iron Age. Later, both the Celts and the Romans built strong fortresses there. In the Roman ruins, the first Christian church located North of the Danube has been identified.
The castle stands just inside Slovak territory on the frontier between Slovakia (previously part of Czechoslovakia) and Austria. The border runs from west to east along the Morava River and subsequently the Danube. Prior to 1989, the Iron Curtain between the Eastern Bloc and the West ran just in front of the castle. Although the castle was open to the public, the area surrounding it constituted a restricted military zone, and was heavily fortified with watchtowers and barbed wire. After the Velvet Revolution the area was demilitarised.
The most photogenic part of the castle is the tiny watchtower, known as the Maiden Tower. Separated from the main castle, it balances perilously on a lone rock and has spawned countless legends concerning imprisoned lovelorn daughters leaping to their deaths.
Inside, the castle is a sprawling landscape of walls, staircases, open courtyards and gardens in various states of repair.
The solution of this puzzle
View of the upper castle.
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alvaraalto (14094) 2014-08-16 1:26
I’m always amused when I see people posing for this kind of tricks. (This summer I “stole” a picture of a girl who captured the Golden Gate bridge in her hands). But it is much more fun if you took such a scene by coincidence and you find out that you have the solution on another picture. Good job!
rbassin (23073) 2014-08-16 1:53
une bonne prise de vue plongeante,les couleurs et les reflets sont agréables.
Bonne présence humaine, en regardant de près je crois que le pêcheur n'est pas en haut de la tour mais il a les pieds dans l'eau, bel effet optique.
Tue (37980) 2014-08-16 2:05
So nice to see this castle from a different angle, as I only saw it from the ferry between Vienna and Bratislava (ten days before you visited the place!). That man must be a bit of a daredevil to climb those steep rocks in order to get to his preferred fishing spot. Excellent composition and the lonely cyclist on the beach is also a nice inclusion.
ikeharel (72227) 2014-08-16 2:21
aAl three photos reveal a fascinating location of teh old castle, malgo.
The puzzle still remain, really not easy to understand where this brave guy found the way to the spot he stood.
Beautiful old ruins, surrounded by big green forest, andthere is a another guy with biles and boith gave good scale to comprehend the size of this place.
Have a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (31464) 2014-08-16 2:28
sometimes people built castles in the most inaccessible places and this one would face of the most determined invaders. I have to laugh though art the fisherman as four hundreds of years it repelled enemies but was joust enough to keep this man at bay :)
I really lie your composition On this shot and the swooping curve of the shoreline
siolaw (38292) 2014-08-16 2:51
There must be some kind of way... looks quite steep though! And you have the perfect POV on the scene, and also first class quality (light, colours and sharp)
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-16 3:08
clever shot this and I love the solution. An image that stirs the grey matter on a Saturday morning. Well done. This old ruin looks amazing too!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
snunney (100154) 2014-08-16 4:03
The fisherman is in fact a fortuitous addition bringing a sense of scale to the composition. Good choice of the vertical format to emphasise the height of the pinnacle and the surmounting tower. A pleasantly illuminated image with appealing natural tones and very good clarity. Thanks also for the very interesting note. I wish you an enjoyable weekend.
Sergiom (80830) 2014-08-16 5:08
Quel beau point de vue sur cette tour de garde bâtie au sommet d'un pic. J'imagine ceux qui voulaient l'attaquer. Tâche presque impossible. On perçoit bien la hauteur en voyant le personnage au loin.
dcole (281) 2014-08-16 7:10
This has to be the most unique fishing location I've ever seen. The scenery is beautiful and you're elevated angle of view shows it perfectly. Excellent color and sharpness, great photo!
holmertz (53590) 2014-08-16 8:50
It's a superb and smart composition but it didn't fool me. I figured out the man's position right away :-). This is a wonderful view and you placed the tower very nicely inside the bay. You know, even I sometimes like to take pictures of lovely sceneries, and this is one such view that I would have liked to capture.
kasianowak (9233) 2014-08-16 13:27
A moze z drugiej strony wiezy jest ukryta mala drabinka?? :-)
Niesamowita jest ta budowla. Niewiele zostalo z zamku, ale dosyc, ze stworzyc zachwycajacy klimat tego miejsca.
carlo62 (49299) 2014-08-16 14:04
la prospettiva gioca molti tiri, il pescatore si trova molto più in basso rispetto alla torre, ma nell'immagine sembra a ridosso di essa.
In ogni caso è una bella combinazione, oltre ad essere una bella foto con una interessante storia.
PS la foto non è stata scattata da una ruota, ma dalle antiche mura della città. Si tratta di una giostra per bambini che al momento era chiusa.
marabu61 (11059) 2014-08-16 14:21
Now that is what I call dedication to ones hobby. Quite the dare devil i'd say.
Having said that, this is beautiful spot indeed. The lovely little beach, on which the red cyclist adds a nice touch of color, the gorgeous greenery this amazing tower atop the cliffs all together they form a glorious landscape.
have a great weekend
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-16 23:09
Bon cadrage vertical de cette tour en ruine et de son environnement. L'illusion optique est parfaite, on croit que le pêcheur tente sa chance depuis le tour.
Gerrit (52095) 2014-08-17 0:22
interesting perspective. It is hard to tell weather the angler is standing behind or on the rock. The cyclist is a long way from home too.
Fine place and photo.
ktanska (27874) 2014-08-17 1:05
Awesome place! That watchtower is on a special spot where a steep peak is on the place where rivers meet. And your viewpoint is even higher giving an impressive downwards angle. That little beach looks very inviting.
I think this shot looks somewhat oversharpened though.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-17 1:33
A very nice photogenic view of the lonely watch tower of Castle Devin, surrounded by lush green and deep blue water. The position where you shoot the picture was extremely perfect. a nice composition, well color balance specially combination with green and blue and good sharpness.
with warm regards and enjoy the happy sunday.
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-17 4:21
l was wondering... as title says... really...how he got there? :-)
Absolutely superb and very creative shot! The landscape is amazing too!
l like it very much!
Nicou (143238) 2014-08-17 6:29
Et bien ce pêcheur a trouvé une bien belle place superbe sur le rocher avec cette tour quel rendu sur la pierre quel bleu en fond des reflets de la végétation fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-08-17 7:25
I hope this fisherman has a very long line and I really don't why he wants to be that high. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Good use of the person for scale. Well done, tfs.
rychem (36935) 2014-08-17 9:04
To rzeczywiście robi wrażenie, pierwszorzędnie ujęłaś ten widok, dobra centralna kompozycja i ten człowiek będący odniesieniem do wielkości zamku (wziąłem go zresztą za fotografa :))
PS. Oczywiście, że spłynąłem! Wielka frajda dla wszystkich, choć zakwasy na drugi dzień wyraźne.
A jajka wapienne to się używało do ciasta :))))
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-17 11:16
This is a nice view of the ruins of the castle. The inclusion of the fisherman adds interest and scale for the shot. The angle of the photo is nice giving us a good overview of the scene. The lighting and colors are fine and the photo has excellent sharpness.
Fis2 (98691) 2014-08-17 13:53
Ale to ciekawe, widok wspanialy.
Super kolorki i swiatlo.
Szkoda, ze troche preostrzylas ;)
Wiesz, ¿e zmarl "AEG" Pawel Tzzcinski z Poznania?
jemaflor (98109) 2014-08-17 23:35
Good pov on this imprssive tower, light is well captured, interesting and photogenic location, well presented with people to have a scale for the view.
mcmtanyel (23435) 2014-08-19 23:13
Good question, Malgo, but the answer is quite simple, methinks: he got there the same way the cyclist got there (and I did not peep into your solution or anyone else's comment, honest).
An excellent illusion!
PS. Now that I've looked at it, "Another POV" is breathtaking.
fritzi007 (10837) 2014-08-22 11:16
sehr interessantes Foto, bin einemal mit einen Schellboot von Wien nach Bratislava gefahren (1 Stunde)
habe aber diese Burg nicht gesehen.
Dein Foto ist fantastisch, gratuliere dir
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (98894)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-10
- Categories: Castles, Humorous, Nature, Architecture, Ruins, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 1:03