Photographer's Note

Has Gert got crazy? Is he getting old? A photo of a castle, and no people! What happened?

The answer is: I saw the light. I mean, I was sitting at an outdoor café in the Slovakian city of Trenčín, sipping on a glass of red wine, when the setting sun reached the angle that gave the light an incredible golden glow. The city's famous castle looked better than ever before, so I took the camera from my pocket and snapped a couple of photos. I must have finished the wine quickly and walked around while taking more photos before this special light was gone, because the two photos I show in the workshop were obviously taken from other angles.

Trenčín is a relatively large city in northwestern Slovakia, mainly famous for its large castle, originally built in the 11th century but rebuilt and restored so many times that the present version is largely a 20th century reconstruction. I fully agree with this quote from Wikipedia:

"It looks great from almost every part of the town but there is relatively little worth seeing inside it."

Here is a larger version.

In a workshop photo you can see the castle along with the city's "plague pillar", another WS actually includes people.

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