Some Experimental Photos
Which is a fancy way to say, 'I just pressed the shutter release and wondered what would come out of it.' It also makes for a lazy post because I had a busy week.
Sometimes it looks like modern art.
A staircase inside the keep of Plesse Castle. The stairs aren't Medieaval, of course. The keep tower has been restored to its original height; the upper part was in ruins in the 19th century.
Sometimes nature assists in creating an interesting photo.An Ent at work
A tree growing right inside Hardenberg Castle. In a fight of stones and tree roots, the trees win in the long run. Ask Treebeard (that tree looks a lot like one of his friends).
Sometimes the light makes for a cool pic.A Scherenschnitt
Remains of Walkenried monastery against the afternoon sun. Looks like a Scherenschnitt
(paper cutout; it's another word that made it into English together with the craft, obviously).
And there's always the windows views.Window into the past
Or some forest, at least. It's one of several such photos from all over the place (like the one from Criccieth in the post below). This one is from Scharzfels Castle.
Modern technology can add to an interesting photo as well.Roman architecture meets the 21st century
The baths in the Archaeological Park Xanten, seen from the second floor of the adjacent museum. The remains of the baths have been covered with an elaborate steel and glass construction in the size of the original rooms.
Sometimes the art is right there.Chagall Blues
Some of the Chagall windows in the St.Stephanus Church Mainz. Those windows are stunning; photos don't do them justice.
BTW, I may be off to add another castle or two and maybe a Romanesque church to my collection this weekend. The weather finally has turned into golden autumn.