Rakvere Castle

Estonia was a very important part of the trading routes throughout Medieval times. Hence many of the cities on the coastline have the remains of fortresses and castles. The castle at Rakvere is interesting in that it was only destroyed approx 400 years ago - by Polish forces. However, the castle itself still plays an important part in the life of the citizens of Rakvere. It draws many tourists and still hosts local markets and events. Parts of the castle are quite accessible - while parts are ruined and provide a dramatic backdrop to the events and activities held there. It is also possible to wander around the various sections and explore dungeons, sword rooms (complete with swords which you can wield if you wish!),the chapel, galleries around the walls, tunnels within the walls and even the horrific torture chamber.
Creative angle- although I keep wanting to straighten it out so I can see the chess pieces! Fun shot.
posted September 18th, 2018  
Love the pov, I'm never creative enough to think of that
posted September 18th, 2018  
I never think of angles like this either! Interesting history and a lot to see here.
posted September 18th, 2018  
Reminds me of a holiday in Essen Germany... we played chess with some huge chess pieces... was hard toplay haha... great image
posted September 18th, 2018  
@olivetreeann LOL Ann - the pieces were so heavy that the girls gave up after about 10 minutes! But the castle was so much fun - very hands-on.
posted September 18th, 2018  
@fbailey @rosie00 Hi FB and Lesley - It's funny but I think just owning the little "point and shoot" Canon is actually good for encouraging crazy angles - it's so easy to move around - and then you can fit so much more in the frame. It sort of becomes second nature. :)
posted September 18th, 2018  
Fab pov!
posted September 19th, 2018  
Don't look now, but that castle's sliding outta sight.
posted September 19th, 2018  
Fabulous - love the crazy angle!
PS emailed you when you get a chance to pick it up.
posted September 20th, 2018  
What a fascinating trip and so glad you are documenting it...angle is a little too acute for me, but hey, that's just me.
posted September 27th, 2018  
HiSuzanne, Granagringa and Marnie Thanks for your comments on the angular castle shot - it was so much fun playing normal games in a castle which has had gaping walls etc for 400 hundred years, but is still so alive. We're nearly home now so hopefully I will soon be able to respond to more of your posts. Cheers Rob @suzanne234 @granagringa @golftragic
posted September 27th, 2018  
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