Photos from the collection ruin

Île d’Ogoz, Switzerland

Aerial photograph of the island of Ogoz in Switzerland, which is connected by a peninsula when the surrounding reservoir is drained.

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Peveril Castle, Castleton

Peveril Castle is a ruin on the hillside above Cave Dale, at Castleton in the English Peak District. The castle is around a thousand years old and is one of the major attractions in the local area. In the background of the photograph is one of the highest peaks in the region: Mam Tor.

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Military outpost, Elba

A very spooky entrance to an even spookier ruined cavern, set of tunnels and hilltop military outpost, which we came across during a hike on the Italian island of Elba. The cavern contained little but low walls on either side, running its full length, and a large red-bricked doorway at the far end. I didn’t […]

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Ardvreck Castle, Sutherland, Scotland

A shot which took a little patience to achieve; waiting for around quarter of an hour until the solitary patches of sunlight passed across the loch to strike the castle. Just out of shot to the right: Archie running back and forth and enjoying the wind whipping across the water.

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Hardknott Roman Fort, Cumbria

This sizeable fort was built around 2,100 years ago and is situated at the foot of the high and narrow Hardknott Pass. What on earth the Romans got up to in such a bleak location is open to speculation, though they did have roman baths, complete with hot and cold pools.

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Unspunnen Ruins

"The lives of the sons of Rudolf von Wädiswil were described thus: "In the unhindered joy of vigourous youth and unrestrained independence, both young barons led merry lives as befitting noblemen of those times. Hunting bears, wolves, chamois, ibex, deer and wild boar in their mountains, or amusing themselves with falconry, a popular sport of […]

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