taken: May 22, 2012, Chęciny (ŚK, Poland). .taken with:
Nikon D40x, AF-S kit Nikkor Lens 18-55 mm.Castle in Chęciny at dusk.
"The Chęciny Royal Castle was built in the late 13th century. It fell into ruin in the 18th century and remains in that state to this day.
It is certain that the castle existed in 1306, when king Władysław I the Elbow-high gave it to the Archbishop of Kraków, Jan Muskata. A year later, under the pretext of detection of a plot against the royal power, the castle returned to the king. It played a significant role as a place of concentration of troops departing for war with the Teutonic Knights.
In the second half of the 16th century the castle began to decline. In 1607 the fortifications and buildings were partially destroyed and burned. The destruction was completed in 1707 during another Swedish occupation. Then, the last residents left the castle."
Reportedly on the narrow path leading to ruins through the woods strange sounds of hoofbeat can be heard. Local villagers claim it is a sign that mysterious ghost cavalier is travelling across the forest mounting a black horse.
This place has some incredible mood, especially when night already falls and everything is covered with gloom.
The wind blew intensively, crickets whispered somewhere within high grass and quick shadows of lonely bats flitted from tree to tree soundlessly.
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