Predjamski castle (Predjamski grad) is an unbelievable piece of architecture, a fable-like structure built into a rock face 123 meters high. The "original" castle in the cave was mentioned at the beginning of 13th century, while the present structure was built in the 16th century. The dwellers/defenders of them always had an upper hand over any attackers, for the giant cave behind the castle offered many secret passages, making the castle virtually "invincible"...The legend has it that the legendary knight Erasmus (Erazem), owner of the "original" castle built deeper inside the cave, was killed by a "sniper" cannon shot, after his servant betrayed him, signalling the room Erasmus was in to the forces that have besieged the town. Visiting this castle and its adjacent cave together with the magnificent subterranean world of the Postojna cave (Postojnska jama), some 9 km away, is definitely a day worth having in one's life...
This picture was cropped, marginally additionally saturated, and then put through some heavy filtering (Neat Image) - I like it this way, it almost resembles a painting.
Besides, this beautiful place was already featured here on TE, so I thought of posting it in a different way...
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johnnyh (639) 2006-02-15 5:55
Very nice Vlad, good composition. Very unusual place, and your notes are very interesting, thanks for sharing, regards John.
pommedujardin (385) 2006-02-15 6:11
Bonjour Vlad !
Bravo pour cette photo vraiment surprenante.
je ne connais pas du tout la slovénie, mais grace à ta prise tu donnes l'envie de visiter ce pays !
encore bravo !
quetzal (3467) 2006-02-15 9:27
C'est vrai que ton cliché ressemble à un tableau. C'est une belle composition et le site est surprenant.La note est vraiment la bienvenue. Beau travail.
aklanac (264) 2006-02-15 10:16
Bog Vlado, ovo je jako lijepo. Efekt ovih pastelnih boja je odlicno zamisljen. Dobra nuspojava filtera. POzdrav, Alan
alekpet (4663) 2006-02-17 8:40
Jako zanimljiva slika, boje jesu drugačije i NeatImage je napravio da izgleda kao nacrtana slika. Nisam jo bio tamo ali sigurno mora biti jako dobro.
Odličan ugao slikanja iz kojega se vidi lepota ovog mesta.
sixTL (8596) 2006-02-21 6:51
Hello Vlad. Very nice shot. I like the scene and frame. Good Point of viev.
sardonic (378) 2006-03-18 5:58
Is that real?! I vish I could see it with my own eyes!
The way you edited this photo makes me think of some fairy tales =)
Jimbal (1229) 2006-04-17 11:17
Excellent photo of this fantastic castle. Very nice colors and good POV.
BTW did you see my own picture of this same castle?
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-05-11 5:06
Woooooooooow. How a castle could be build in that place? Excellent POV and colours!
Thanks for sharing!
abulafia (4900) 2006-12-17 22:53
What a remarkable castle, im always impressed when i see castles or forts placed in hard to get places like this.
The neat image effect is quite nice.
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-04-22 20:28
Vlad, what an interesting shot, actually the shot is really good, the place is interesting. I am not sure I like the effect of the painting but it surely seems a beautiful place.
buzdovan (294) 2007-08-13 3:27
I have a big wish! Is there a possibility i could use your photo of Predjamski Grad in promo video i am making? I love your photos and they will look great in presenting Slovenian beauty. I can't offer you money but you would be mentioned in credits.
BR and thank you,