Castle in Moszna belongs to the most attractive castles/palaces in Poland being relatively little known. The word “moszna” translates from Polish as “scrotum”, which adds some flavour to the trip. I suppose it must be funny to have this word in your address. I was really tempted to use the word in the title but I was afraid the photo may be deleted.
The fragment which you see in this photo presents just a half of the castle. The most interesting part is facing northeast. Early morning in summer you can capture the view of the whole castle reflected in a pond which provides a reflection. Sadly I was there too late for that. Another POV which I noticed is popular is from a point which allows including a huge asymmetric tree. Obviously I have been in all those spots but only from this point here I had the castle well lit.
Moszna Castle is one of the best known monuments in the western part of Upper Silesia. The history of this building begins in the 17th century, although much older cellars were found in the gardens during excavations carried out at the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the investigators claimed that those cellars could have been remnants of a presumed Templar castle.
The central part of the castle is an old baroque palace which was partially destroyed by fire in 1896 and was reconstructed in the same year in its original form. The reconstruction works involved an extension of the residence. The eastern Neogothic-styled wing of the building was built by 1900, along with an adjacent orangery. In 1912-1914, the western wing was built in the Neo-Renaissance style. The architectural form of the castle contains a wide variety of styles, thus it can be generally defined as eclectic. The whole castle has exactly ninety-nine turrets. Inside, it contains 365 rooms with a total floorage of 7,000 sq. m. and a cubic capacity of about 65,000 m3. The period of the Soviet control caused significant damage to the castle's internal fittings in comparison to the minor damage caused by WWII.
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lousat (97585) 2016-05-24 9:55
Hi Mariusz.The perfect postcard to show us this castle in the best way! A long history with the last rebuilth 100 years ago for this magnificent example of architechture,not famous like other castles but absolutely amazing,useful post,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
BennyV (20491) 2016-05-24 9:55
Impressively pompous! Great light gives good definiton and fine textures on the architecture. Glad to be your neighbour today, Mariusz.
holmertz (59142) 2016-05-24 10:25
If you had been like some of your compatriots on this site you would have slept in your car outside the palace to catch the perfect light and reflections ;-). Maybe this castle is so relatively little known because everyone is embarrassed to talk about it? How could it get such a name?
Apart from that, this is a very good photo in an appealing square shape. What we see of the building is truly impressive, it's a very well exposed photo and the dark clouds seem to underscore the good light and intense colours of the façade and towers.
ikeharel (78317) 2016-05-24 10:43
Good evening Mariusz,
Exquisite photo of the beautiful castle, clarity and distinct contrast of the turrets built with local bricks and the red roof-tiles above.
The two big turrets and other smaller in size are fabulously shown.
Tourists / people gave excellent scale to appreciate its mighty size upon the scene.
My best regards,
dta (82386) 2016-05-24 11:39
Hello Mariusz ,
Stunning architecture ! The amazing castle is well framed in the square format . Beautiful light and sky .
Silvio1953 (152991) 2016-05-24 12:07
Ciao Mariusz, great view of fantastic castle, superb sky, fine detaoils, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend , ciao Silvio
Tue (43440) 2016-05-24 12:48
What an impressive castle with so many different kinds of towers and turrets. The people enliven the scene and add a sense of scale. The sunlight and dark clouds make a nice atmosphere too.
COSTANTINO (69660) 2016-05-24 12:52
Hello dear Mariusz and have a nice time
and a happy new day
castle in Moszna belongs to the most
attractive castles yes you are right
and your useful notes too
great light adds good definition
hidibyendu (929) 2016-05-24 13:02
The as perfect postcard can be!! very nice sharpness and color management, It looks excellent.
jean113 (5727) 2016-05-24 13:52
Hello Mariusz,a very impressive castle, even if this is only half of it.
Lovely sharp details.
The dark clouds make an excellent bg.
Interesting note, thanks.
Periko (6214) 2016-05-24 17:36
Great light for a great building.
Magnificent architecture, best possible sharpness. The cloudy sky is a nice backdrop.
TFS & regards
jemaflor (103133) 2016-05-24 23:28
impressive and original architecture for this castle, well framed, nice light and contrast management, interesting photo well made,tfs.
emka (106772) 2016-05-24 23:57
cześc Mariusz, Pamiętam ten zamek ze zdjęć innych Trekkersów. Kiedys był zaupełnie nieznany. Tam był chyba szpital psychiatryczny. Ale wydaje sie, ze teraz jest to obiekt do zwiedzania. Fajne te różne wieże i wieżyczki. Fajny kadr, kolorki. Nazwa rzeczywiscie dziwna.
dkmurphys (64573) 2016-05-25 0:07
Incredible castle, it looks amazing and in perfect conditions. Well taken.
Nicou (151064) 2016-05-25 1:44
quelle vue de ce château quel rendu sur la pierre et ce toits rouges tout pointus fantastique image et captage avec la verrière à l'entrée superbe.
Bravo et amitié
claudeD (41582) 2016-05-25 4:59
wonderful castle view really like a postcard. Excellent and impressive sharpness and clarity for this perfect contibution to TE.I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
sabermonajati (11387) 2016-05-25 5:10
this castle has nice and illustrated architecture and you captured amazing frame from it.
Sergiom (88317) 2016-05-25 5:13
Il est vraiment très beau ce château. Je ne l'ai pas vu très souvent dans ces pages.Le point de vue est parfait et le rendu des détails impeccable, Le ciel gris en arrière plan offre un contraste parfait.
dale54 (8972) 2016-05-25 11:20
mariusz hello...amazing capture for us to enjoy!my is this massive! beautiful work! tfs! dale
danos (103144) 2016-05-25 12:43
great the view of Moszna Castle with its clarity to be captured and presented superb.The grey sky enhance the beauty as the details of its facade making the image even more effective and unique.Excellent presentation.
Sonata11 (34007) 2016-05-25 21:00
zdjecie jak z bajki. Cudowna architektura. Zamek przepiekny i na pewno bylo co zwiedzac. Zamek robi wrazenie. Nie myslalam ze to w Polsce. Oh! warto byloby to zobaczec. Wspaniale wykonane zdjecie z reszta jak zawsze.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam, Barbara
macjake (72555) 2016-05-25 21:32
all I can say is wow wow wow wow!
How come nobody told me about this Castle before I visited Poland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this has to be right up there with the world famous castle we all know about in Germany in the forest. This place is outstanding.
It helps too, that the atmosphere is grey and cloudy, it gives that special moody feeling to the scene.
its super sharp and well detailed. I'm very impressed and also upset that I didn't know about this!
tyro (26142) 2016-05-26 3:13
Having worked as a doctor, I always fancied the idea of living in a house called "Bedsyde Manor" but "Castle Scrotum" certainly beats that! :)
A fascinating note you have given us about this place and this is a beautiful photograph of what reminds me of a fairy castle with its rounded towers and romantic conical spires. You could just imagine a maiden in distress waving a handkerchief out of one of those high windows.
The light here is glorious and illuminates the intricate façade of the building beautifully, setting it out splendidly against a darker sky. Your composition is both excellent and very pleasing, the colours are rich yet true and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
Fis2 (106408) 2016-05-26 7:02
Odwiedziles kolejna perelke architektury.
Ten zamek jest niesamowity.
Ladny kadr i kompozycja.
cornejo (46782) 2016-05-26 10:22
Mariusz Witaj, excellent photograph of this beautiful and interesting castle, very well composed and captured in this interesting image, good sharpness, light, color and quality. Great and interesting work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
alvaraalto (20328) 2016-05-27 2:17
Really a postcard, but one of the better. We can perfectly see all the details of the pompous architecture of the castle and the many people in front gives the right dimension at the scene.
The sunshine on the façade contrast beautiful against the dark threatening cloud.
adramad (49544) 2016-05-27 3:53
A superb composition of this fabulous castle that I see for the first time in image, beautiful architecture impresses me with the variety of volumes, with its towers, pinnacles and variety of details on its walls, much as recreation.
Good image perspective, very pleasing to the eye.
Color, sharpness and brightness are excellently captured.
Very good composition, great presentation.
Have a good weekend.
ChrisJ (117855) 2016-05-27 18:24
Looks wonderful and would give some serious competition to some of the castles I saw in Romania. The antlike people add scale. Tfs!
PaulVDV (32641) 2016-05-28 4:10
With all its towers and spires this castle offers a vision from a fairy tale.
You present us this part of the building from a very good angle.
Beautiful light on the castle emphasized by the slightly darker clouds on the background.
We notice quite a lot of visitors. It must be a popular sight in Poland.
Excellent clarity, sharpness and composition.
Best regards, Paul
Cricri (125878) 2016-05-29 2:52
Belle lumière sur ce très beau château a l'architecture intéressante et toit rouges, très belle présentation
npecanhuk (78549) 2016-05-30 14:58
Wonderful Castle! Man, Poland has so many attractions, I must include it in my travel list!
Very attractive and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
adores (46363) 2016-11-01 16:48
The dark sky really makes this photo special and the caste is very beautiful also. Great light and composition! You took the photo on the best moment!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39943)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2016-05-08
- Categories: Châteaux
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Map: view
- Versions: version originale
- Carnet de voyage: Southern Poland, May 2016
- Date Submitted: 2016-05-24 9:51
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