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January 26, 2008
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Jan 26, 2008, 3:50:41 PM
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The secret stairs by duncan-blues The secret stairs by duncan-blues
The secret stairs.


Found these break-neck medieval stairs by sheer luck during an imprompto urban photo safari with a friend of mine today.
These stairs seem to be part of the remains of the fortifactions of a little medieval castle. They are hidden, wedged in between two dilapidated industrial buildings which were built into the side of this hill, not paying any attention to monument conservation or anything, probably around the 1950es. From the looks, there used to be more to the left and right in earlier days. Bummer.

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Shot with a Sony Alpha 700. Fill-in flash using a Meth 48 AF-1. Developed from RAW using PSE5 and Adobe Camera RAW. Sepia effect using Pog's Mono Renditionizer.


PS: This is NO stock image. Do not copy, alter or redistribute without asking FIRST!
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ElaineTheMain Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Student Photographer
that's just great!:D
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kessalia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy cow! I'm gonna come visit and you have to take me there. What an awesome site!
Would look awesome snow-covered too, i bet.
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duncan-blues Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, if you'd come all the way, you'd probably be disappointed by the horrible surrounding. One great thing about photography is that you can pick the right perspective to focus on the interesting details and keep all the crap around out of the picture.

This is definitely a great example of a "Lost Place" - a really cool site that rarely anyone knows that it is there even though probably thousands of people pass along every day just a couple of feet away.
I really have to go on a longer vacation along the river Rhine again at some point and roam around all the ancient castle ruins that are scattered there everywhere.
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