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Fairy Tale View by Wendi Donaldson

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Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. See another view of this remarkable castle here: Some Day My Prince Will Come

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.


Canon DSLR, September 2010
The Silky Touch, November 2012
The GROUP – Gallery of Art & Photography, November 2012


Top Ten ~ Creative, Talented and Unknown, Beautiful Buildings, Exteriors Only, November 2010
Top Ten ~ CHALLENGE ACCEPTED – Fairy Tale Castles, January 2012

Taken on a visit to Europe in 2006.
Canon 400D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Textures from my own p/f.

Wendi is a fine art photographer currently living on the west coast of Canada. Her work has been published internationally in Australia, Canada and the United States.

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  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 4 years ago


  • Very pleased by your comment, Richard….thank you!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Mark.I.F. Jarvis
    Mark.I.F. Jarvisover 4 years ago

    WOW, this is beautiful, very romantic, love the colours you have choosen

  • Mark, I’m so pleased you like this one…. thank you!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 4 years ago

    Wonderful mood you’ve created here Wendi, straight out of Grimms. I’ve seen this sight in real life, it is truly beautiful, but this, this is magic!

  • Always love your visits and wonderful comments, Marion. It is an amazing feat to have built this in the times they did. Very pleased you like it and hopefully it stirred up a memory or two! xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 4 years ago

    So that’s where Cinderella stays!
    Love the rustic texture you’ve added Wendi!

  • Many would say that she does live there!! The inside is a like a fairy tale too, with the incredible painting. No pictures allowed of course! Cheers!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    OH how beautiful! No wonder it was picked by Disney for movies! Not only is the architecture exccellent but I love the base of trees in the foreground! Wonderful work Wendi, your textured treatement has given it a timeless feel!

  • Thank you Joanne…. it certainly does feel fairy-tale-ish. It’s amazing to think of when they built it. Cheers!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    Lovely picture, Wendi. I never could get a decent picture of Neuschwanstein. You did.

  • I climbed (or rather was dragged) up a huge hill out onto the Marion Bridge to get this shot. It’s an amazing place!! Thanks David.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Terry Mooney
    Terry Mooneyover 4 years ago

    superb piece of work Wendi.

  • Very pleased Terry!!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Jessica Jenney
    Jessica Jenneyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful rich tones and treatment, Wendi! An instant fave!

  • Thanks kindly, Jessica…and especially for the fave, my dear!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Wendi :))

  • Lovely to have you visit, Colleen…thank you very much for the great feedback. Cheers!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Oh wow, just beautiful.

  • Thank you my dear Karen!!

    – Wendi Donaldson

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