[Photo Journal/A-Z Photo Challenge] D is for Devin Castle in Slovakia



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.
Bram Stoker 


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.
Charles Perrault 


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.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

7 comments on “[Photo Journal/A-Z Photo Challenge] D is for Devin Castle in Slovakia

  1. hi Myra,
    thank you again for your stunning quotes:
    “Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers
    within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka
    + your stunning castle details
    + you made me smile,
    watching the portraits of you + your
    travel buddy, Professor Tuting Hernandez
    “Often a photo is like a key to unknown chambers
    within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Frizz


  2. I have been here! So beautiful isn’t it!? I lived and taught in Slovakia for 2 years in the town of Nitra! So excited to see Slovakia featured on your blog!


  3. What a beautiful place! I love that you added those quotes – they really add to the atmosphere of the pictures!


  4. love that tower at the tippy top 😉


  5. The tower is amazing!


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