Photography & filming - Eifel
I just had a fantastic trip to the Eifel over the Easter weekend with @meechoon. We went to see my Mom and her dog Paula. Our dog Brownie is always happy to see Paula and she accepts his admiration stoically.
We managed to see Burg Eltz, a fairly old castle which is still in privat ownership but made accessible for the public. We also went to see the longest hanging bridge in Germany but we could not cope with all the other tourists and their neo outdoor functional "end of the world" gear: and let's not forget the "I can do it all" Mom's who take their 2 year old on a 4 hour hike!
Anyways we had a great time and I even got to skate a little and take many photos. Please enjoy!
Here is a little edit i made from the drones footage! the drone used is the DJI Spark!
This is "Burg Eltz"
The castle is a so-called Ganerbenburg, or castle belonging to a community of joint heirs. This is a castle divided into several parts, which belong to different families or different branches of a family; this usually occurs when multiple owners of one or more territories jointly build a castle to house themselves. Only a very rich medieval European lord could afford to build a castle on his land; many of them only owned one village, or even only a part of a village. This was an insufficient base to afford a castle. Such lords lived in a knight's house, which was a simple house, scarcely bigger than those of his tenants. In some parts of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, inheritance law required that the estate be divided between all successors. These successors, each of whose individual inheritance was too small to build a castle of his own, could build a castle together, where each owned one separate part for housing and all of them together shared the defensive fortification. In the case of Eltz, the family comprised three branches and the existing castle was enhanced with three separate complexes of buildings.
The main part of the castle consists of the family portions. At up to eight stories, these eight towers reach heights of between 30 and 40 metres (98 and 131 ft). They are fortified with strong exterior walls; to the yard they present a partial framework. About 100 members of the owners' families lived in the over 100 rooms of the castle.
Here you can see our favorite dog model Paula posing and looking gorgeous!