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Castel Del Monte

(Castle of the Mount) is a 13th-century castle situated in Andria in the Apulia region of southern Italy. Octagonal towers and walls make this an unusual design connected with the mystical power of eight being beyond time*.
*Beyond the seven days in the week that repeat themselves.

comments (11)

A formidable looking building John.
John Prior: Thanks Les
It is a great looking castle John...it seems that eight is a significant number in many cultures....
to the Chinese the number eight is a very lucky number ....it is very prestigious for the people to own a house at No. 8 on any street....petersmile
John Prior: Thanks Peter, also 8 becomes infinity.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2011, 07:08
I rarely use the word but this place looks cool John: I love that unfussy style & stonework
John Prior: Thanks Chris, it is a fabulous building.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jun 2011, 07:13
I like that explanation of 8, John, as well as this gorgeous castle. Your images always draw me in!
John Prior: Thanks Ginnie, I suppose that also gives the connection between 8 and infinity.
great vivid colors
John Prior: Thanks Chantal
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Jun 2011, 11:14
Great looking building love the stone work
John Prior: Thanks Vintage
What more beautiful place. Invited to go and meet him. Composition of the picture I like. A lovely green. A greeting.
Cool Capture
What a fine castle and I really like your composition John with the road at the side.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 1 Jun 2011, 19:46
very nice composition here with the path leading up the main subject.
So neat and clear! Impressive picture and beautiful place! Wow!
Have a nice day.

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