Looking Down From the Battlements

I may not have even taken this photo! That's what the scandal here is.

But, in all honesty, I've taken a lot of photos just like it. When you stand on the old battlements of a European castle and look down, you see a sight no one could have planned--the sight of modernity and progress, and how we don't need those castle walls anymore. To have had to live outside of those walls a thousand years ago--that's what truly must have been fearful.

An Abandoned Castle

Black and white photos of an abandoned German castle, this one dating back to the 1300s. It is located along the Nagold, and the castles are so commonplace, I don't even think this one has much of a following. Suffice it to say, it has a sunken tower that is three stories deep and it looks about as good as a somewhat-preserved castle can look.

View From Hohennagold Castle

You can see the fortifications and the hillside from this view, and it was taken from atop the ruins of Hohennagold Castle in Nagold, Germany.

This is one of the better ruined castles; there is quite a bit more of this one to see and experience. Just down the river there is a castle in Bad Wildbad that is still evident but is not as well-preserved as this one.