Szigliget (Hungary/Magyarország) - The castle - part 1

by Björn Roose June. 12, 2019 260 views

Szigliget is, just like Tihany (see here, here and here) and a few other towns and villages I've posted about before, on the banks of Lake Balaton (Hungary).

The settlement has been there since the neolithic age, although it was originally ... on an island (sziget in Hungarian). In 1822 the island got connected to the mainland by rearrangement of the bank-dams around the lake.

High above the village, there's this castle. While my girlfriend remained in the village (and made a few sketches) I of course had to climb up and see the ruins ...

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Bethany Plonski 2 days, 3 hours ago

Nice set! What kind of structure is that in #1?

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 days, 2 hours ago

Thanks, Bethany. The structure is an oven.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 2 days, 2 hours ago

Interesting! At first I was thinking it might be a well, but from your comment I saw they already had that covered. smile  Thank you.

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 day, 18 hours ago

Covered, indeed joy

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Varsha Arun 3 days, 17 hours ago

This is the kind of stuff I come on Photoblog to find! This castle reminds me of a fort here in India similar in style & feel (it is also located in a small town called Jhansi). Thanks for sharing this..

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Björn Roose Replied to Varsha Arun 3 days, 14 hours ago

And thank you, Varsha. The world is not a village, but sites like PhotoBlog do make it easier to travel from one side to an other (and find out there's lots of resemblances) smile

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Yokai - 3 days, 17 hours ago

Fantastic views and captures! I especially like #4 and #5.

3 days, 17 hours ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Yokai - 3 days, 14 hours ago

Thanks, Yokai smile

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Bob Rosenberg 4 days, 2 hours ago

The image 2nd from the end looks like some kind of dungeon gate?

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Björn Roose Replied to Bob Rosenberg 3 days, 20 hours ago

You have way too much imagination smile It's a well. Nowadays they are sealing of these things because apparently people are more stupid than in the middle ages and jump in them ...

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Camellia Replied to Björn Roose 3 days, 17 hours ago

Do you ever wonder how at this day and age people can be so stupid? I am always aghast. How did this happen, what were they thinking? Bizarre.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia 3 days, 14 hours ago

I try not to wonder anymore. A friend of mine gave me a present long ago, a book with the title "Dumbing down - Essays on the strip-mining of American culture". I have not had the chance to read it yet, but the dumbing down is absolutely not limited to American culture ...

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Camellia Replied to Björn Roose 3 days, 14 hours ago
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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia 3 days, 13 hours ago

Well, at least here Mark Dice (whom I got to know as a vlogger via this kind of videos) did find two intelligent people in the end:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Be9f7Ovgg

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Camellia Replied to Björn Roose 2 days, 17 hours ago

Very embarrassing angry

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia 2 days, 13 hours ago

Trust me, you would get just about the same result in Flanders ...

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