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Niedzica Castle


Niedzica Castle
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Copyright: Slawomir Kobojek (skobek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 437] (2389)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-26
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot A520
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-25 11:05
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
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Niedzica Castle (lat. castrum de Dunajecz, hu. Nedec Váralja or Nedec-Vár, ger. Sub-Arx Unterschloss), also known as Dunajec Castle, is located in the southernmost part of Poland in Niedzica (Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland). It was erected between the years 1320 and 1326 by Rodric from Tyrol on the site of an ancient stronghold surrounded by earthen walls in the Pieniny mountains. The Niedzica Castle stands at an altitude of 566 m, on a hill 300 m upstream from the Dunajec River mouth, measured from the center of the dam on Czorsztyn Lake. The outline of Niedzica Castle can best be viewed from the ruins of Czorsztyn Castle on the other side of the lake. It is known as one of the most picturesque castles in the country and adorns the covers of many books.

The castle was built by a Hungarian known as Kokos from Brezovica with family rights dating back to 1325. In 1470 it became the property of the aristocratic Zápolya family. However, in 1528, the entire county including the castle was given away by John Zápolya aspiring to the Hungarian throne, and became the property of Viliam Drugeth who received it as a reward for his support. Sixty years later it became the property of Hieronim Łaski and his son Olbracht. At the end of the 16th century the castle was bought by Ján Horváth from Plaveč. The fortress was renovated many times in the fifteenth, sixteenth, eighteenth and in the beginning of the 19th century by its successive owners. The last Hungarian inhabitants remained there until in 1943 when the coming of the front in World War II inspired the Salomon family to abandon it. The last countess left with her children two years before the Red Army marched in. The final reconstruction of the castle was completed in 1963 under the supervision of the Polish Ministry of Culture. It has served as a historical museum ever since./from wikipedia/

Zamek w Niedzicy nazywany jest także "Zamkiem Dunajec". Fotografie miałem ochotę podpisać tytułem: Zamek Polski 3, ale uznałem, że było by to przekłamania bo właściwie zamek niedzicki jest zamkiem węgierskim. Nasz polski zamek to widoczna w tle na zdjęciu ruina Zamku Czorsztyn. Dolina Dunajca na granicy Pienin Spiskich i Pienin właściwych stanowiła w dawnych wiekach granicę między Polską a Węgrami i zamek w Niedzicy był strażnicą węgierską, a zamek w Czorsztynie strażnicą polską. Historia zamku w Niedzicy mogła by posłużyć jako scenariusz niejednego sensacyjnego filmu. Bardzo interesującym wątkiem dziejów warowni jest historia skarbu Inków, który był w zamku niegdyś złożony. Skarbu do tej pory nie odnaleziono, został on prawdopodobnie wywieziony z tego miejsca. Znaleziono za to inkaski dokument w postaci kolorowych sznurków z supełkami (kipu). Nikt do tej pory nie odczytał pisma kipu.

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Hallo Slawek,
Majestatycznie wyglada ten zamek o ktorym naturalnie duzo slyszylem lecz niestety jeszcze na wlasne oczy nie widzialem.Bardzo doibra perpektywa,swietne ujecie ze strony wody.Ladny widok.Pozdrawiam Siegfried

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-01-25 11:46]
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Witaj Slaweczku!

Bardzo pieknie oddales urode tego zamku i jego okolicy...nie mozna tego pomylic z zadnym innym widokiem.
Sliczne ujecie w naturalnych kolorach.
Bylam tam, ale bardzo dawno temu, jeszcze przed zalaniem tych terenow, ale teraz jest chyba ladniej!
Bardzo serdecznie Cie pozdrawiam.
Barbara

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2009-01-25 12:20]
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ladnie, naturalnie jak w przewodniku pokazujesz miejca godne odwiedzenia
pozdrawiam

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-01-25 13:08]

Hello Slawomir
You have a country that is rich in history, so many beautiful castles a real feast for a photographer.
A great location for a castle and you really did it justice with your composition.
Dot

Hi Slawek,
Again a nice presentation of a Polish castle with nice brightness and contrast on the building. The horizon seems a bit strange or tilted, I don't know, but not a serious thing. Fine contribution and good note! TFS.
Greetings,
Kristof

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-01-26 21:06]

Witaj Slawku:)
Widzialem wiele fotografi tego zamku, bylem tam dawno temu i dlatego pamietam to miejsce doskonale i musze przyznac, ze Twoja praca jest jedna z najlepszych.
Znakomite POV i naturalnosc barw obrazu, bardzo mi sie podoba i lecia na ulubione:)))
Serdecznosci - Tomek

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-01-27 7:01]

Hi,
What an imposing view of the castle. I'm glad you inlcuded the surrounding scenery too. A fabulous composition indeed.
Regards,
Subashini

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-01-28 5:00]

Hello Slawomir
Wonderful landscape, very well composed, with a great DOF and excelent natural colours and light.
Greetings, mb

Czesc Slawek! Wstyd sie przyznac, ale nigdy tutaj nie bylem, a widze, ze mam czego zalowac. Bardzo dobra fotografia. Klaniam sie!

Hi Slawa.

This series of shot you're posting lately is so nice for my eyes. I just love being there...

Have a nice day!
David

Witaj Slawku
To juz bardziej znane dla mnie tereny,bylem tam wiele razy(dawno temu)
Bardzo ladnie przedstawiles ten zamek na fotografi i w opisie.
Widze ze pogoda dopisala bo jakosc fotki doskonala,super kolory i swiatlo.
Pozdrawiam
Andrzej

hello Slawek,
I have been away and have just noticed your nice series on Polish castles. Very good compo, natural colour and lighting here. A very imposing view. Well done! Joni

HelloSlawomir.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Regards.
Jose Luis.

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