Stahleck Castle, Bacharach.

Stahleck Castle stands above colourful trees and a vineyard looking over the Rhine River near the village of Bacharach in Germany, October 2018. Bacharach is a town in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rhein-Nahe, whose seat is in Bingen am Rhein, although that town is not within its […]

Swallow’s Nest Castle.

Swallow’s Nest Castle, Ukraine Photograph by Jane Sweeney, JAI/Corbis The neo-Gothic Swallow’s Nest castle perches 130 feet above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. Built by a German noble in 1912, the flamboyant seaside residence is now a popular tourist destination. via Travel 365: Most Popular Photos of January 2014 — National Geographic.

Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Romania.

In the heart of Transylvania, one of Europe’s largest castles looks like it sits atop a rocky bluff with naught but a thin bridge allowing access. But this is simply Corvin Castle, which looks like something straight out of a fairytale, largely because restorers thought that it should. Built in the mid-15th century, the castle […]

Richard the Lionheart’s Castle.

Richard the Lionheart was once king of this imposing castle on the banks of the Seine that features in Kieron Connolly’s latest book, Abandoned Castles. The world is littered with castles, once majestic but now standing as ghostly reminders to the way we once lived. Château Gaillard was built on the banks of the Seine […]

Paronella Castle, North Queensland.

Image Credit: Photograph: Tommaso Lizzul Since childhood, baker José Paronella had dreamed of building a Moorish castle. In 1913, the adventurous then 26-year-old left his village in Catalonia and moved to tropical northern Australia. There, he eventually found wealth as a sugar cane farmer, and was able to pursue his dream. In 1929, Paronella purchased […]

Magic of Quninta da Regaleira.

I am a Canadian photographer Taylor Moore. I have captured the magic and mystery of the legendary ‘Quinta da Regaleira’ located in the UNESCO village of Sintra, Portugal. ‘Regaleira’ built by (the owner) Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro in conjunction with the renowned Italian opera set designer and architect Luigi Manini. These two noblemen conspired to […]

Dunluce Castle, County Antrim.

Dunluce Castle, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. Category: nature. I was due to catch a train and didn’t have much time, so I just took a few pictures quickly. When I got home I reluctantly inserted the memory card and I saw this picture. And I hadn’t even realised there was cloud like that on the […]

Fire & Ice Castle by Sam Scholes.

Fire ball in the ice castle. (Photo by Sam Scholes/Caters News) Published by dmitry in Art A photographer has discovered a spectacular way of keeping warm during winter – using fire to heat up icy locations. Sam Scholes uses long-exposures to capture the movement of fire in front of ice-covered backdrops. Light swirl in the […]

Bishop’s Medieval Castle, Colorado.

Image Credit Flickr User LePhotography Colorado, San Isabel National Forest – the heart of what many call Cowboy Country. Yet stray of the beaten path and you come across Bishop castle – a 160-foot high structure that weighs in at an estimated 50 thousand tons. Incredibly, it is the work of a single man – […]

Chillingham Castle and the ‘Blue Boy’ Ghost.

The Chillingham Castle, northern England, United Kingdom was originally a monastery in the late 12th century. It attracts tourists from around the world who are eager to see the most haunted castle in Britain. The most famous ghost of the castle is the “blue (or radiant) boy”, who according to the owners used to haunt […]