Guarding the River by Yelena Rozov
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Schloss Schoenbuehel, Melk, Danube Valley, Austria
Canon 60D, Canon 24-105L
f/4, ISO 100, @32mm
Sept 26, 2014

The castle is built on rock approximately 40 metres above the level of the river Danube. The castle was build in the early 12th century by Marchwardus de Schoenbuchele as a defensive fortress. When his descendant Ulrich von Schonpihel died at the beginning of the 14th century, the family was extinguished. The castle was briefly owned by Conrad von Eisenbeutel, and then by the Abbey of Melk. In 1396 it was sold to the brothers Caspar and Gundaker von Starhemberg. It remained in the Starhemberg family for more than 400 years, but fell into disrepair.
In 1819 Ludwig Josef Gregor von Starhemberk sold it, together with the castle of Aggstein, to Count Franz von Beroldingen, who had it renovated and partially rebuilt, so that by 1821 it was again habitable.
In 1930 the Schönbühel estate was sold to Count Oswald von Seilern und Aspang.


Comments

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much! Appreciate the feature!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    February 16, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much Teresa! Appreciate the feature!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 1 year ago

    great view and capture

  • Thanks so much Luda!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • vadim19
    vadim19about 1 year ago

    excellent work!

  • Thanks so much Vadim!

    – Yelena Rozov

  • Perggals© - Stacey Turner
    Perggals© - St...about 1 year ago


    23/02/14

  • Andrew S
    Andrew Sabout 1 year ago

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...7 months ago

    beautiful picture Yelena!!!!

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