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The secret is in the middle of the Castle!

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Friday October 11, 2013

Niedzica, Poland

Caption: Niedzica Castle - a medieval fortress located on the right bank of the reservoir in the village Czorsztyńskie Niedzica-Castle, in the Polish Spis or Zamagurze (Pieniny Spiskie). This castle was built probably in the early fourteenth century by the Hungarian colonial land border with Strážek Rykolfa Berzeviczy, probably on the site of an earlier building defense.

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35. Wanda1948
6:42 PM GMT on October 21, 2013
Thank you very much!
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34. mtnwoman67
1:28 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Beautiful color and perspective. I'm getting an urge to read an historical novel about a castle and knights and ladies.
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33. Dancingapple
2:41 AM GMT on October 20, 2013
Fantastic!
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32. Wanda1948
6:07 PM GMT on October 16, 2013
Thank you very much to all for your nice comments!
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31. beemeraz
4:26 PM GMT on October 16, 2013
Clicked on this wonderful photo and received an equally wonderful history lesson. Thank you! Interestingly, that the last character in this story that dates back to medieval times died in a car accident, makes history seem less remote. We today are tied to our history, which it turns out isn't really that long ago.
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30. ChrisAnthemum
1:34 PM GMT on October 16, 2013
A true-life fairytale, Wanda! Amazing story and picture!
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29. KYNE
1:21 PM GMT on October 16, 2013
Great photo and a fascinating story Wanda. You are a good teacher as well as a photographer!
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28. nanapoo
11:54 AM GMT on October 16, 2013
Magnificent capture Wanda! The lighting and composition are fabulous! Wish it could have a blue frame too! Thanks for adding the history!
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27. CalicoBass
11:36 AM GMT on October 16, 2013
Very beautiful Wanda, love this!
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26. tomekandjola
9:54 AM GMT on October 16, 2013
Fabulous photo, Wanda!
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25. Wanda1948
7:56 AM GMT on October 16, 2013
Thank you very much!
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24. BriarCraft
8:06 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Stunning! And thank you for giving the history of the castle. Now it is more than interesting architecture in a beautiful setting. It is special!
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23. Wanda1948
6:51 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Thank you very much Heidrun and Richard!
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22. polishprinz1
6:23 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Wanda. You are exceptional reporter of polish history.
I can hardly wait for the next photo! ....... R
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21. trailhiker44
6:12 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Superb shot, Wanda!
You captured the essence of this medieval fortress perfectly including its mystery and beauty !
Ths dark sky and the beautiful lighting fit the mood of this image magnificently !
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20. Wanda1948
5:00 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Thank you very much everyone for the great comments!
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19. llpj04
4:37 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Marvelous lighting/glow captured Wanda! Looks like an old masters painting.
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18. Crucescruiser
4:19 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Absolutely incredible, both the photograph and the backstory!
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17. got2dogs
4:09 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
the story, the image, fantastic Wanda!! Congrats!!!
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16. swreader
5:02 AM GMT on October 15, 2013
This is an incredible picture. It captures the sense of brooding mystery that your account of the history explains. But your picture told the story without words. It conveys a sense of melancholy and lost treasure. There had to be a story behind this one. This deserves an AC (and in my opinion) a World View.
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15. Danube
12:09 AM GMT on October 15, 2013
Ah, about some tragic descendants of Peruvian-born noblewoman Berzeviczy Umina (1762 - ?) and andventurer Berzeviczy Sebestyen. Nedeci var, Dunajecz vara, castle in former Szepes county. Andrzej Benesz ( -1976), ... Fabulous!
This photo is one of my favourites
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14. Luckystar
10:15 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Beautiful composition, capture and Autumn color, Wanda! 10!
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13. lindalaughs
8:37 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
wow, just WOW, to pic and story. Thank you Wanda! (thats my sisters name as well, along with Clarissa, our oldest sis)
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12. Wanda1948
8:21 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Thank you very much, Mary!
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11. newenglandlight
8:09 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Gorgeous photo of this beautiful castle, and very interesting history, Wanda!
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10. Wanda1948
7:16 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Thank you very much everyone for your wonderful comments! I am very happy that my picture you like!
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9. snek
6:50 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Fantastic photo, Wanda, looks like it came out from a fairy tale!
Congratulations on the AC for another in this great series, but this one is my favorite!
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8. Biskitten
6:50 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Amazing image & interesting history!
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7. MTDisk
5:23 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Absolutely stunning Wanda! And thanks for the information also! Very interesting!!!
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6. katy99780
5:22 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Wow this is a fantastically beautiful image Wanda, rich with color, history and culture.

Very interesting history too, thank you for taking the time to translate and share!
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5. ColoradoKat
5:18 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
I'm back! Had to look at this beauty one more time.
This beliongs in a frame on the wall. It is really
a marvelous shot, Wanda.
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4. YouKnowWho
4:50 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Wow! I know I have no 'say' but I vote for a second AC in this series!
This is a phenomenal capture of this incredibly photogenic place!
Thanks for the history, too!
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3. ColoradoKat
4:49 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
Interesting! I did not know the Incas had been
in Poland! What a story! And no matter how
formidable this building looks, it is beautiful
with the surrounding Fall colors climbing the hill
around it! I love that little curved hill at the
bottom with it's pefect golden tree - now THAT is
treasure!:-) Wonderful shot and story, Wanda!
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2. Doesiedoats
4:48 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
This is outstanding, Wanda.

Your composition and exposure are perfect.

Personally, I would have put the blue around this one!

Nicely done and the history is always nice to have.
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1. Wanda1948
4:39 PM GMT on October 14, 2013
The story of the castle in Niedzicy.
With Andrew Benes is related to the story of the castle " Dunajec " in Niedzicy and kipu located there , the Inca knotted letter , allegedly containing information about places to hide treasures. Andrew Benes would be a descendant of the pro lege Vaclav Benes , cousin Sebastian de Berzeviczy who emigrated in the eighteenth century to Peru and there married a woman Inca nobility . In this connection Umina had a daughter who became the wife of a nephew of Tupac Amaru II , leader of the Indian uprising in the years 1780-1781 . After starting the race Tupaków persecution by the Spanish authorities , Umina's husband fled along with Sebastian , his wife and son - Antonio to Venice, where he died stabbed . Sebastian and Antonio Umina converge on northern Hungary ( since 1920 , this area belongs to the Polish ) , to the castle in Niedzicy . Umina - like before her husband - is stabbed to death by chasing the Spaniards. Sebastian saves lives and reduces board grandson Inca emissaries who excel file adoption - also called the Testament of the Incas. Since then, Antonio becomes a son Vaclav Benes and lives in Moravia. Andrew Benes - by his father John and grandfather, Ernest - would be the great-grandson of Inca . According to unconfirmed information to the end - he found kipu Niedzicy in the castle , and even tried to find a hypothetical treasure of the Incas. The search did not produce results. He was killed in a car accident , which is evidence of a curse Inca priests ( encroachment on kipu and treasure without the consent of the emissaries of the Incas )
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My name is Wanda, I come from the Polish city of Bialystok. My city is located on the north-eastern part of Polish surrounded by three National Parks. I am the mother of my two daughters and grandmother of my three grandsons and one granddaughter. I love nature. I am an amateur photographer and I like to watch pictures from around the world. Welcome to in my gallery! Thank you very much for your comments and ratings.

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