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An Old Castle in Handschuhsheim

Uploaded by: Hotzenwaelder

Friday November 30, 2012

Heidelberg, Germany

Caption: My daughters have an apartment in Handschuhsheim close to the new chemistry building of the University of Heidelberg. I took the series while waiting for their lecture to finish, so we could have lunch before I returned home. The town is a suburb of Heidelberg.

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8. maxa
6:53 PM GMT on December 10, 2012
The tree shadows on walls make this photo really extraordinary one! Congratulate.
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7. Glaswegian
8:12 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
A wonderful old castle Bernard; well captured!
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6. Wanda1948
5:54 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
Very beautiful old castle! Great lighting! Congratulations, Bernard!
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5. llpj04
6:15 PM GMT on December 08, 2012
Interesting buildings to explore! I found a little info:
the castle is one of early medieval fortress emerged. From traditions of the 13th and 14 Century shows that it has a water castle was surrounded by a 12 meter wide moat, fed by the mill stream.
1624 was the castle deep in the possession of the Barons of Helmstatt about that in the next 300 years passed on the property from generation to generation.
In the Thirty Years' War the castle was badly damaged and 1689 in Nine Years War destroyed. 1911 to 1913 the Tiefburg with owner, Raban Graf was renovated by helmet instead and made the residential building usable again. In 1950 the castle became the property of the city of Heidelberg.
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4. snek
9:14 PM GMT on December 07, 2012
Beautiful play of light and shadows on this impressive building! Great shot, Bernard!
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3. nanapoo
11:09 PM GMT on December 05, 2012
fantastic lighting on this grand building!!! love it! thanks for sharing your beautiful country with us!
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2. WurzelDave
4:54 PM GMT on December 02, 2012
Great shot, any idea on the age of the castle?
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1. Timsphotos
7:44 PM GMT on December 01, 2012
Nice series and the winter sun and blue skies sure help with crisp images.
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Although born, reared, and educated in the United States, I have been living in Europe for well over half of my life – primarily in Germany, and the pictures I submit are for the most part from the southern slopes of the Black Forest in the Rhine Valley between Germany and Switzerland. I have learned a great deal about photography from all the excellent posters on this site, and I am very thankful to everyone from all over the world for the help.

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