The Swallow's Nest castle on the Aurora cliffs of cape Ai-Todor (2005-09-229)

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The original photo is at VascoPlanet™ photo library at: www.vascoplanet.com/world/crimea/.

Swallow's Nest, one of the romantic castles of Neo-Gothic style near Yalta; built in 1912 by the order of a German baron Stengel according to a project of a Russian architect A. Sherwood.

wolfm49, 25feb 83, irishale, and 54 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. kainet ages ago | reply

    wow, awesome castle, looks so cool

  2. abundant stream [deleted] ages ago | reply

    really cool place!!!

    (3-2-1)

  3. Global Reactions ages ago | reply

    Fantastic building, almost seems dangerous having it this close to the ledge. but the view would have to be one in a million. 321

  4. vbrincat ages ago | reply

    Beautiful shot...fantastic place. Thanks for the history.
    (3-2-1)

  5. LucaPicciau ages ago | reply

    Impressive terrace!!

  6. hallowed grape [deleted] ages ago | reply

    The view must be marvelous!

  7. brentdanley ages ago | reply

    Precarious is right! Cool place and great picture.

  8. I, Puzzled ages ago | reply

    Congratulations! This image is currently one of Flickr's most interesting photos for 27 July 2006. (It is on page one of the calendar view.) Would you please add it to the Interestingness pool? It would be a great addition!

  9. Argenberg ages ago | reply

    Thanks. Cool to see this photo to be #2 for July 27th, 2006 across entire Flickr community. Who knows maybe it goes #1 some day :) Time to celebrate :) That Swallow's Nest got so much interest - come to Yalta/Crimea some day and watch this castle for yourself. You're welcome!

  10. robinfensom ages ago | reply

    Not sure I'd feel comfortable in there, so close to the edge of a cliff! But great pic, nice one.

  11. J Store Photography ages ago | reply

    Hopefully that cliff isn't falling away underneath the castle because it's beaufitul.

  12. Catching Magic ages ago | reply

    Wonderful visit.. super shot.
    where are the architects now..box building..

  13. Beelama ages ago | reply

    Did I see this on an Escher Illustration?

  14. Argenberg ages ago | reply

    @Beelama: Probably yes. In this case M. C. Escher was the follower. The caste was built in 1912. There's some resemblance because of its Neo-Gothic style, and many Escher illustrations were inspired by Gothic.

  15. fujiyama17 ages ago | reply

    I am making my way from the US to there next week!

  16. Argenberg ages ago | reply

    You're welcome!

  17. eeeannie20k ages ago | reply

    I am originally from Yalta and i love these pics, i've been here as well and its gorgeous. You have a great eye and framing angle.
    Great photograph, i can really appreciate it.

  18. bigwhitefish ages ago | reply

    Like Maggrite! очень красиво

  19. Kutamundra ages ago | reply

    Ужасно хочется увидеть это вновь.

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