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Island Castle of Trakai, located in the town of Trakai, about 25 km away from Lithuanian capital city Vilnius. The castle was built in late 14th century as a defense castle against Teutonic Order but it lost it's defensive significance after Grunwald Battle in 1410 as Teutonic Knights were defeated and stopped their military campaigns in the area. The castle then served as a residense of Grand Dukes. The castle was neglected during the last centuries and not much of it had left, but in 70's-80's it was rebuilt and gained it's original look. Now it's a nice attraction for summer tourists. It's situated on an island inside Galve Lake and is connected to the town center with a wooden bridge.
The form of Trakai town was presented to UNESCO world heritage comission and in a couple of years the town and castle are expected to be inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage list.

I didn't use a tripod for this one, just put the camera on the ground.

tech.: slightly cropped, inscreaed gamma, contrast and sharpeness. Removed noise with NeatImage.

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