December 24th, 2009

khram

Khust Castle, The Carpathians, Ukraine

This castle was built in the XI c. as the Hungarian royal castle for the defence of the salt way. And it was destroyed by an explosion in the XVIII c. Now it is called as the Drakula Castle.
Certaintly, it is a legend, but you know, I can't download my pictures - only one, the first :-(


For me it was a quite strange and frighten place. Imagine, you have to go up during 1,5 hours to the empty woody hill with the cemetory in its half-way. It was unexpected, because these ruins are like in the centre of a small town. I was alone and in the half-way I was completely afraid and wanted to go back, but it was shame to do it and pity... So I walked up and up, with a hope to meet people at least in the top. I saw people only twice. And you know, in such a place you don't know is it better or not :-). Then, in the top it was even more awful. I was alone, only with stones and "jungles"... I ran there and tried to do photos with my hands trembling... and then I really ran down... As a result I reduced near 3 kg :-) or more....

These photos from here: http://realt.org/photo/11





A Request

Hello Fellow Explorers!

I have a unique request, and a chance to help preserve historical information for hopefully several more years. A beloved website of mine, www.pinetreeline.org will be closing down for good at the end of the year. So I've launched a project to maintain the information about this line of Radar Stations, and hope to launch a new site in 2010.

So why am I posting this here? Simple, I know that there are people on this site spread out across all of Canada, several might be near former bases or have visited them in the past. I would like to include your photos on my new site, fully credited to the photographer of course!

So if you have such things you want to contribute, post a comment here and I'll send you my email address to send the stuff to.

So watch: http://pinetree.alexluyckx.com in 2010 for the new site.