Castle View

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    I wish I had found out the story of this unusual castle on our way to Rifugio Prato Piazza. I found the juxtaposition of old and new building styles rather striking, and would happily spend time enjoying the view from either. OK you Dolomite place experts, here is yet another chance to play Name that Mountain. No prizes, because I will not know if you are right. :)

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    1. SerenaK. (in stand by) 55 months ago | reply

      WOnderful, suggestive image!!!

    2. kgrin 55 months ago | reply

      Well, I feel rather humbled by all the comments and views-- and more than embarrassed by a lack of care in identifying the "castle" as Forte Prata Piazza and the house nearby as Rifugio Vallandro. I stand corrected!

    3. DanielEwert 55 months ago | reply

      What a majestic scene you have captured here. Well done.

    4. SerenaK. (in stand by) 55 months ago | reply

      Si tratta del Forte Prato Piazza, un fortino austroungarico costruito alla fine dell’ottocento. Durante la prima Guerra Mondiale era presieduto dalle truppe nemiche, che combattevano sulla linea di confine, contro quelle italiane appostate di fronte, sul Monte Cristallo. Tutta questa zona è stata teatro di lunghe e sfiancanti battaglie di trincea.... le montagne sullo sfondo sono i Cadini di Misurina.

    5. kgrin 55 months ago | reply

      Thanks Serena (see above comment) - I really appreciate the more detailed description you provide:

      This is the Fort Meadow Square, an Austro-Hungarian fortress built in the late nineteenth century. During the First World War was presided over by enemy troops who were fighting on the border, compared with those stationed in front of Italian, Monte Cristallo. All this area was the scene of long and exhausting battle in the trenches .... mountains in the background are the Cadini Misurina.
      (Google translation, not mine!)

    6. b l a u m 55 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!!

    7. Mundus Gregorius 55 months ago | reply

      eXcellent photo.

    8. Lopamudra! 55 months ago | reply

      What a classic shot !!
      Superbly stunning, my dear friend !!

    9. irishishka 55 months ago | reply

      Great image!!

    10. A guy with A camera 54 months ago | reply

      What a Magnificent picture! Excellent work!

    11. touchingthelight 54 months ago | reply

      Quite brilliant light and design. Oh boy am I in a mountain mood right now ...!!

    12. QC52 53 months ago | reply

      The composition, the light ....it's beautiful.

    13. Domi Rolland  47 months ago | reply

      Lovely , Beauty

      My Friend

      Domi

    14. Colskier1 42 months ago | reply

      Great view, great comp!

    15. mapledog 34 months ago | reply

      this is so awesome

    16. mstoy 33 months ago | reply

      Spectacular image!

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