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Durlston Head

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 12 December 2013 in Architecture.

So here we are at Durlston Head. This is the castle built in the 1860's by George Burt, a man ahead of his time as will be seen.

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 1/831 second F/5.6 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good over all view, although that small turret looks rather precarious up there!

12 Dec 2013 8:08am

Etsu from Japan

Wonderful POV. The castle is magnificent. Have a nice day. :)

12 Dec 2013 8:14am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Intriging design at work - and magnificent composition.

12 Dec 2013 8:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I do like the way you are covering these places . . adding the history.

12 Dec 2013 8:52am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Lovely old castle, wonderful view, and the stonework is my favorite:)

12 Dec 2013 9:56am

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Stunning scene with the brilliant stonework and that ominous sky. Excellent image.

12 Dec 2013 11:14am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful composition, clouds, colors, lights & textures!
Amazing Castle!

12 Dec 2013 11:43am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition . Beautiful !

12 Dec 2013 11:49am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful composition. Stunning capture of the castle from the excellent POV.

12 Dec 2013 1:10pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec ce mur en fond et les pierres quel petite tourelle charmant.

12 Dec 2013 1:47pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Cracking shot, from the helicopter?? to the dry stone wall great job .

12 Dec 2013 4:43pm

@Jeff: helicopter?? I wish.... The penny has now dropped. You don't mean I was on a helicopter to take the shot but the one your eagle eye spotted in the distance :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

LOve the way you composed this view for us.

12 Dec 2013 5:43pm

pixim from Nizza la Bella, France

i Love this impressive framing, and the skie in front of the contruction is like a fighting ;-)

12 Dec 2013 6:05pm

parastoo from Tehran, Iran


12 Dec 2013 6:48pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful compo, the turret makes a nice foreground.

12 Dec 2013 6:53pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Great shot.

12 Dec 2013 8:43pm

Ferret from Central Florida, United States

I did not realize they were still building castles in the 19th century - I always thought of castles as medieval structures.

12 Dec 2013 9:22pm

@Ferret: The Victorians had a taste for pastiche and adapted many architectural styles to their buildings, such as faux timber framing. Lots of nouveau rich industrialists built large castle style houses on their new estates. It was all appearance really.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What wonderful stonework for this castle shot. It's in a beautiful spot with those white cliffs beyond, but the horizon police may give you a warrant. ;D

12 Dec 2013 9:45pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I know I know, They're banging on the door as i type :0

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love these historic sites. Nice shot.

13 Dec 2013 1:03am

L'angevine from Angers, France


13 Dec 2013 8:00am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The princess tower ... I need to see a long golden braid! A hug, Adela

13 Dec 2013 11:30am

Ferret from Central Florida, United States

Learn something new everyday ... thank you or the explanation.

13 Dec 2013 6:21pm

1/831 second
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)