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Castle of Beynac - 1 by BenHeine Castle of Beynac - 1 by BenHeine
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This is the Castle of Beynac in the Dordogne department of France. I was there a few days ago.

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10, provided by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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More facts: The castle is one of the best preserved and best-known in the region. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River.

The oldest part of the castle is a large, square-shaped, Romanesque keep with vertical sides and few openings, held together with attached watch towers and equipped with a narrow spiral staircase terminating on a crenellated terrace. The castle was bought in 1962 by Lucien Grosso who has restored it. The Château de Beynac has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1944.

Beynac castle has served as a location for several films, including Les Visiteurs by Jean-Marie Poiré, in 1993, La Fille de d'Artagnan by Bertrand Tavernier, in 1994, Ever After by Andy Tennant, in 1998, and Jeanne d'Arc by Luc Besson, in 1999. The village of Beynac below the chateau, also served as a location for the film Chocolat by Lasse Hallström, in 2000. (Source: Wikipedia)
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MewTheLynX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
this looks unreal....your photography is absolutely stunning
SinZero66 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
This is just incredible! It does have this classic film atmosphere. Beautiful!
wiebkefesch Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This reminds me very much of a painting or maybe a black and white photo of a painting. The effect is especially strong in the far distance of the water.
fariitaah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
HOLY FCK, tht's awesome <3 i so wanna go there!!
Colin-Bentham Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is a really nice photo. very atmospheric. Almost like a fairytale.
JCapela Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
chris-stahl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot!
KirokenTargeth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Great shot. Really strong contrasts. I think RenamonTamersBro get the point: "epic"
gokhanproject Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
good work nice tone.
Laurilee222 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
lucky!!!!!! wonderful pic. its so mysterious and almost unreal :D
just wonderful :dance:
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