Berlengas Fortress in the municipality of Peniche; Portugal

Berlengas Fortress | Portugal

Berlengas Fortress | Portugal Peniche, Portugal The Fortress of São João Baptista on the island of Berlengas near Peniche has tempted Nico for a long time. The problem is that there are usually a lot of visitors around the fortress who enter Nico’s frame. So,...
Sforza Castle/Castello Sforzesco in Milan; Italy

Sforza Castle | Milan, Italy

Sforza Castle in Milan | Italy Italy, Milan Sforza’s Castle in Milan is one of the city’s focal points. Despite this, it is often overlooked in photographs depicting this northern Italian city. Sforza’s castle is just a stone’s throw from Piazza il...
Bratislava Castle (Bratislavský hrad); Slovakia

Bratislava Castle | Slovakia

Bratislava Castle | Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia Bratislava Castle (Bratislavský hrad) in Slovakia was like a favourite candy for Nico to photograph, whose wrapper is not so easy to open. If you stand on the hill of the Lesser Carpathians, where this most important...
View of Verona and the Adige river at sunset | Italy

Sunset in Verona | Italy

Sunset in Verona | Italy Italy, Verona Do you recognize this view of Verona (Italy) from St Peter’s Castle? Apart from being one of the most popular shots of the city of Verona with the Adige river, Nico has already published a similar photo.   You can see...
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria - daytime view; Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria | Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria | Germany Bavaria, Germany If literally translated from the German ‘Neuschwanstein Schloss’, the name would be ‘Castle of the New Swan Stone’. A perfect term for this fairytale castle located near the village of...
Castello Estense (or Castello di San Michele) - Ferrara, Italy

Castello Estense – Ferrara | Italy

Castello Estense - Ferrara | Italy Ferrara, Italy The distinctive features of Castello Estense (or Castello di San Michele) are four fortified towers and a moat with a drawbridge. The whole brings to mind the original function of this palace: a defensive fortress....
Budapest: Buda Castle or Royal Castle in Hungary

Budapest: Buda Castle | Hungary

Budapest: Buda Castle | Hungary Budapest, Hungary Budapest is one of those cities in Europe which we miss the most. And this is not only because of the cuisine but also because of all those visually pleasing monuments. Although we must admit it is not always a piece...
Ferrara Castle/Castello Estense/Castello di San Michele; Italy

Ferrara Castle | Italy

Ferrara Castle | Italy Ferrara, Italy This defensive castle in Ferrara was built in the 14th century by the noble Italian d’Este family. The castle is also called Castello Estense or Castello di San Michele. From 1597, after the heirless death of the last member...
The Royal Castle | Poznań, Poland

The Royal Castle | Poznań, Poland

The Royal Castle | Poznań, Poland Poland, Poznan This newly renovated Royal Castle in Poznan has quite a long and rich history. Works on its construction started already in the 13th century. Today it houses the Museum of Applied Arts. The origins of the Royal Castle...
Imperial Castle in Poznan | Poland

Imperial Castle in Poznan | Poland

The Imperial Castle in Poznan was built for the German Emperor and King of Prussia William II. Since 1710 the castle has served various functions – it housed government offices of Germany, and after World War II it became a place of cultural events of newly rebuilt Poland.

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