My photo was taken in front of castle Lüftelberg near the town Meckenheim southwest of Bonn (please see map view). On the right wall one can see different signs with several hints: It is a listed building, it is in private ownership (keep off!) and Mind the dog!. When we approached the entrance a big black growling dog appeared behind it and shortly after it a friendly gentleman who asked us whether we would like to enter the courtyard and he shouted ... please waite a minute! Then he came back again and told us that he had locked the dog away.
Because of his friendliness I can show you in the large version (a stitch of four vertical photos) that castle Lüftelberg is a moated castle. You can see it also here. It originally was a medieval castle and a Knight von Lüftelberg already was mentioned in a document in the year 1260. It changed owners several times in the course of centuries and it got its today's appearance in 18th century. The castle's name goes back to St. Lüfthildis, a Rhenish local saint.
I think this big double door goes with our theme of May. In map view I put the marker exactly on it.
Uhhh I don't like when the dogs bark behind the fence, you never know when they find a spot to come out - haha. What a lovely place to live in, the LV shows the whole beauty. They even own a little pond big enough for a small boat trip as it seems. Really nice of the man to let you come inside and take some images.
Doorways and windows makes good frame to emphasis something in the BG, but I find a partial open door add mystery to the scene and leaves wanting to know whats be hind the partial open door. What is hiding.......
The partially closed door and the wall form a nice window towards the castle with its window and another door. Thanks for the panorama, which shows the moated castle well. A good addition to the theme.
Have a nice weekend!
What a charming composition of sunlight and shadow. I like the way the shadowed gate opens to the sunny yard. Thank you for the map view, it really shows details of the castle nicely. Your Lv allows us see the detail of the moat that I hadn't recognized in the map view. GLF, Pat