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Italy Castello con Capella, Italy - June 2019

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The castle dates back to medieval times. In 1233 Benedictine monks built a fortified manor here. It was sold in 1334 and expanded to include four towers. At the end of the 15th century the castle was divided and had several owners. From 1539 onwards it served as a residence for noble families. Further renovations were made during the 19th century. During World War II it was inhabited by the Wehrmacht (Nazi German army). Proverbs and paintings on the walls leave a stark reminder of their presence. It has been abandoned ever since the war. A nice start to a productive day with @Andy 🦇 🦇 🦇 🦇 🦇

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Some beautifully decorated rooms

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This Reichskriegsflagge (war flag of the German Reich) featuring a Nazi swastika serves as a reminder of the darker times the castle has endured. It appeared to have been painted over at some point but since uncovered again

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More reminders of the German army's presence during WWII. The writing on the left translates as "We don't reach our goal with silence and idleness, but with energetic, stubborn struggle."

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Chapel (Built around 1600)

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Thanks for looking​
 
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Nice photos mate. Dont see a Nazi flag everyday now eh.
Yeah I was pretty stunned when I walked in on that mate. Didn't know the history beforehand so it was a wtf moment
 
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