The theme for Lens-Artist Photo Challenge from Amy this week is: Architecture. During our travel, we have seen amazing architecture.
The Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival Palace on a rugged hill top above the village of Hohenschwangau with an elevation of 800 m (2,620 ft) in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The fairytale castle was commissioned by King Ludwig II as a retreat and a homage to the king’s favorite composer Richard Wagner.
Walt Disney was so inspired by the fairytale architecture of Neuschwanstein that he used it to create Cinderella’s castle in the 1950 animated film, and the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Wikipedia My travel post is here.
Amy‘s theme this week for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #31 is Landscapes. I included some photos of natural landscape and architecturally designed landscape.
I took this photo on the Alaska trip when our train passed by Hurricane Gorge, Alaska. They named it because the wind could go 150 miles per hour. The train slowed down for passengers to take photos from the bridge. The Hurricane Gulch Bridge is a 918 feet long steel arch railroad bridge and is 296 feet above the Hurricane creek. It is both the longest and tallest bridge on the entire Alaska Railroad.
As part of our Travel in Germany, we experienced the high speed train ride from Cologne to Berlin. At one point, the train was running 250 km/hr (155.34 miles/hr). The train ride was as smooth as silk. We appreciated some beautiful countryside sceneries on the way, and arrived Berlin early in the day for sightseeing.
Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – February 17, 2017
We took a trip to Germany and Austria. One of the sightseeing locations was Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Eagle’s Nest was completed in 1938. It took only 12 months to finish the construction from the bottom to the top of the mountain. It was officially presented to Adolf Hitler by the National Socialist Party as a gift to his 50th birthday.
Eagle’s Nest was built up to rocky plateau. For tourist, after arriving at the bus zone, there is a 124-meter-long (406 feet) underground tunnel, bright lights shine throughout the tunnel, that leads to a 124-meter-long (406 feet) vertical brass-panelled lift which transports people to the mountain top.
The elevation of the Eagle’s Nest is 1834 meters (6017 feet) with the view up to 200 kilometers (120 miles).
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– Photos by Miriam Hurdle