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This week-end, feeling once again in mood for an out-of-town adventure, I've visited an antique castle, almost unknown to the public, in Potlogi, Giurgiu county, Romania.

To be honest, I don't think there's anything in this world that compares to the thrill of discovering something completely special all  by yourself (and your camera, of course :aww:). Built sometime in the XVIIth century, the castle used to be a summer residence to one of the richest noble families from the area. It is exquisitely built on a large domain, it used to be surrounded by other buildings (for the servants, the guards etc.), whose ruins have been preserved and yet ... it's almost completely abandoned.

I am utterly disappointed at the way historical monuments, amazing ones, with great touristic potential, are treated here. No one takes care of them, tourism agencies are blissfully unaware of their existance and so on... It's just a pity.

There is a bright side, though. From what I've gathered from the locals, there is hope of improvement, as European funds have been directed to a preject whose main goal is the restauration of the castle.

Meanwhile, have a look at the way the domain looks now.  Thank you! :D

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I just love to live, laugh and take pictures of people and places I care about. Cheers!
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:iconhraundrangi:
Hraundrangi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, Pretty :huggle:
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :) I'm going to have a look at your gallery.
If you want, check out this group:
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Join, submit and share your art with us :D
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clalepa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for fav :)

I have extended my gallery on facebook and I would be very glad if you visit me! here you have:

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Thanks and regards!

C
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Hraundrangi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, Pretty :huggle:
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mariustipa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Multumesc pentru faveuri !
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MandragoraSauce Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Cu placere, ai niste poze tare frumoase :D
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mariustipa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Si tu.
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Photographer
- Welcome to -
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MandragoraSauce Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Thank you! :D
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mariustipa Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Bine ai venit in grup. Ai o galerie frumoasa, asadar suntem in castig cu tine.
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