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Andrew Bodrov

Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle

Southern Estonia

August 20, 2014, 15:20 local time

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© 2014 Andrew Bodrov, Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons License

Caption

Vastseliina Episcopal Castle was built in 1342 on the lands of the Bishop of Tartu and it became one of the most powerful fortifications in old Livonia; it is also one of the 21 places in Southern Estonia worth discovering which are marked by a yellow National Geographic window.

During the Middle Ages, the castle was well-known for the holy cross in its chapel and as a popular destination for pilgrims; a visit gave them indulgence for 1 year and 40 days as decreed by pope Innocent VI. The castle was destroyed in the Great Northern War by the armies of Peter the Great.

Today, you can visit the castle tower, light a candle in the sacred place and enjoy night concerts on the territory of the castle.

Source: http://www.visitestonia.com/en/ruins-of-the-vastseliina-episcopal-castle

Location

Europe / Estonia

Lat: 57° 43' 48.53" N
Long: 27° 21' 41.86" E

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

Taken with a Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR, Canon 15mm fisheye. Mounted on a Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and monopod. Stitched with PTGui.
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