It is Tuesday once again! Time for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Challenge. Letter this week is D and so I share photographs from Devin Castle in Slovakia. We initially intended to visit Cachtice Castle in Bratislava – my good friend and travel buddy Tuting Hernandez is fascinated with the life story of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, but alas, the castle is closed for renovation. We decided to visit Devin Castle instead. Here are a few of the photographs from this gorgeous place.
D is for Devin Castle, Slovakia
“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
― Franz Kafka
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky.
Monsieur Puss came at last to a stately castle, the master of which was an Ogre, the richest ever known; for all the lands which the King had then passed through belonged to this castle.
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
We are with the young man who gave us a detailed tour of the history of Slovakia and the Devin Castle. We were very impressed by his knowledge. Clearly, he knows his history.
This is our tour guide who also brought us to Old Town. We feel very special with such a personalized tour.
My travel buddy, Professor Tuting Hernandez and I.
Video Slideshow of Photographs from Devin Castle
Since the view reminded us of Game of Thrones, we really felt that “winter is here” and that we were the “true heirs to the iron throne.” No copyright infringement of music intended. Enjoy.