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Advent Calendar – Door 20: The Portal Reial in Poblet

The Portal Reial, Monestir de Poblet via Wikimedia Commons, by PMRMaeyaert (CC BY-SA) If Monday’s post was about photography’s artistic possibilities, today’s is all about its documentary capibilities. What you see in the above (and in the following) pictures may … Continue reading

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Schallaburg Castle

This past weekend I went to see an exhibition on medieval Byzantium which was held at  Schallaburg Castle, located approximately an hour’s drive west of Vienna. As interesting as the exhibition was, I was even more intrigued by the castle … Continue reading

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Speaking of castles…

I’ve always liked the way some castles, pertched on a hill or mountain top, seem to grow directly out of bare rock. One of the finest examples is certainly Riegersburg, a mostly early modern castle in Styria, in southern Austria. … Continue reading

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