The New Castle, Stuttgart

The New Castle, Stuttgart

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This is the new castle in Stuttgart - meaning that it was only built in 1746. The old one, built in 950, sits right next to it. The only reason I can think of for building the new one is that, perhaps, the old one wasn't big enough. Well, problem solved. The new castle is rather huge.

Unfortunately, because it was late, we didn't get to take a tour of it (I assume they're available?) and instead strolled down Königstraße and found a place to have dinner.

The whole centre was heavily bombed during WWII and they had to do a lot of rebuilding. They've done a great job with the older structures and you can't see any traces of the destruction that was once here.

It's certainly a city that I'd like to visit again - and for a little longer - to check out all of the places that I missed on our one day visit. Since it's only two hours away or so, that shouldn't be difficult.

Because it was getting dark and I'd already done a lot of photography during the day, I left the tripod and most of my gear behind and only brought one camera. Of course we arrived in the Schlossplatz at the magic time for photography, when the evening light matches the lights on the buildings. I cursed my laziness and found a spot that I was able to rest my camera against to get this shot. You do what you gotta do.

I like the colour contrast of the blues and oranges/yellows and that's why I posted the colour version but the black and white version has a drama that I really love. You can check that out by hovering over the red "+" symbol that is under the image title.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 5 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-03-05 18:41:17
Posted: 2011-07-04 | 05:10





The New Castle, Stuttgart

The New Castle, Stuttgart

This is the new castle in Stuttgart - meaning that it was only built in 1746. The old one, built in 950, sits right next to it. The only reason I can think of for building the new one is that, perhaps, the old one wasn't big enough. Well, problem solved. The new castle is rather huge.

Unfortunately, because it was late, we didn't get to take a tour of it (I assume they're available?) and instead strolled down Königstraße and found a place to have dinner.

The whole centre was heavily bombed during WWII and they had to do a lot of rebuilding. They've done a great job with the older structures and you can't see any traces of the destruction that was once here.

It's certainly a city that I'd like to visit again - and for a little longer - to check out all of the places that I missed on our one day visit. Since it's only two hours away or so, that shouldn't be difficult.

Because it was getting dark and I'd already done a lot of photography during the day, I left the tripod and most of my gear behind and only brought one camera. Of course we arrived in the Schlossplatz at the magic time for photography, when the evening light matches the lights on the buildings. I cursed my laziness and found a spot that I was able to rest my camera against to get this shot. You do what you gotta do.

I like the colour contrast of the blues and oranges/yellows and that's why I posted the colour version but the black and white version has a drama that I really love. You can check that out by hovering over the red "+" symbol that is under the image title.

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EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 5 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-03-05 18:41:17
Posted: 2011-07-04 | 05:10


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