Old castle. The architectural whim of the Emperor

in monomad •  19 days ago

Once upon a time, This fortress corresponded to all the classic rules: it was equipped with artillery guns, at noon there was a shot from a cannon, and at sunset raised the drawbridge. It was too long ago, at the turn of the 18-19 centuries. It looks like this nowadays:


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This photo is for the #monomad contest hosted by @monochromes and was initiated @brumest.

Russian landscape painter Shchedrin SF (1745-1804) was able to capture in his picture the view of the castle and fortress during that era.


Location: St. Petersburg, Russia. "Pavlovsk" Museum-reserve

Camera SONY DSC-W350

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Wow so cool to have the painting of the historical fortress and the photo so similar. And looks very nice in monocolor.

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@steven-patrick, We visit these places at different times of the year, and in winter this castle also looks attractive :)
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Very nice! I also wondered what color the fort was today :) I lived in Minnesota for 8 years. This reminds me of there.

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I'm glad it gives you good memories. It reminds me of a knight's castle. But now it is a cozy hotel and a good restaurant.

A very nice place and a very nice picture what you have succeeded there again.
Can you please tell us your camera settings?

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My camera Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W350 . I mainly use automatic settings. Then I edit in black and white. I'm glad you liked this part of our old castle Park. I was pleased to share this photo. Thank you for Your visit :)

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Nice picture, but i like the old painting as well.

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It is always interesting to compare the past and the present. There is still an engraving of that time :)

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Wow the place is so beautiful and even more beautiful the capture. Loved the black and white vibe in this.

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I'm pleased to know that. Thank you for Your visit @cave-man

Absolutely stunning @madlenfox. If i was judging this would definitely be a winner! 😂

The sky, the reflection, the subject. All gorgeous!

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Oh! Thank you @gillianpearce ! I'm glad. I love this place. I like to come here again and again at different times of the year. Nowadays, this castle is a cozy hotel and restaurant.

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Is it quite expensive there @madlenfox? It looks like it might be. 😊

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The hotel has 22 rooms of four price categories: from $ 200 to $ 1000 per day. Approximate cost of meals in the restaurant 15$-25$

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So the meals sound good value but the rooms would be a little much for me I think @madlenfox. 😊

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@gillianpearce, I will agree with you that this is a higher cost. They explain this pricing by the fact that all the rooms are very different, non-standard in interior and designed in the historical style of the castle. Some people rent the entire castle for various large events (for example-wedding). I can't tell you the exact amount, but I think it will be about 10,000 or more per day.

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