The Trakai Island Castle is an unusual place from both historical and architectural point of view. It has been built in the 14th century as a construction with strategic importance. Not only Lithuanians but also people from other nationalities, such as the Karaim community, are part of its history.
I won’t lie to you… I went to Peñiscola only for this spot. “The city in the Sea”, as local people call it, was tempting me for long time, so that we decided to spend one day of our trip along the eastern coast of Spain there. The castle which you see in this photograph was built in the thirteenth century by the Knights Templar.
It was around the time when Jesus Christ was born when the Romans first settled in the area around what is called today Bratislava. There they built a military camp of strategic importance to secure the trade routes. But why do you find statues of speared roman soldiers on the gates to the Bratislava Castle?
Bratislava is famous for its castle and the fact that you can see it from almost everywhere in the city. This photo was taken at the Hurban Square (Hurbanovo námestie) which kind of worked as a hub for us during our stay. As the weather wasn’t our best friend, the solution could only be “Blue-Hour-Photography”.
After our long way down from the Bucegi Mountains, we were pretty exhausted and just wanted to find a pub to finish the day with a well-deserved beer. But when we came to a parting of the ways (one toward the town and the other one had “castle” written on it) we just had to go the extra mile. And as so often, we got rewarded for it. The Peleș Castle (Castelul Peleș) is a real beauty in the Romanian Carpathians.