Kerry Drager level-classic 3/4/2008 1:39:39 PM

Hi Jim,
Terrific photo! In fact, this is an excellent choice for the "Where in the World?" quiz for BetterPhoto's free PhotoFlash newsletter.

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Kerry Drager #869587

Peter W. Marks 3/5/2008 3:45:58 AM

How about a couple of clues Jim!
But for now I am going with Disney World and it is artificial snow. lol

Pete. #5594418

Daniella Puente 3/5/2008 5:16:21 AM

Is a wonderful photo the location of the castle and for me looks like a very real place, maybe Ireland? #5594868

Eivor Kuchta 3/5/2008 5:26:46 AM

Makes me think of Hogwarts, from the Harry Potter books. The one they used for the movies is in England, I think. My guess for this would be Scotland, but I don't have a suggestion for exact location.
Beautiful image! #5594915

Jill Odice level-classic 3/5/2008 6:15:42 AM

Castle San Leo in San Marino Italy? #5595154

Eric de Jong 3/5/2008 6:29:17 AM

Alright, let me give it a try. I am from Europe and we have a lot of these things all over the place... but I am guessing this one is in Luxembourg.

Let me know what I have won.... hahaha!

Very, very nice picture b-t-w.

Regards, Eric #5595245

Tiffany S. Finch 3/5/2008 7:05:50 AM

Okay, I see someone already took a shot at Scotland, so I'm going to say Ireland! I don't have an exact location, because I've never actually been to Ireland. The picture is beautiful. I hope I'm close.
Tiffany #5595455

Marianne Fortin 3/5/2008 7:39:45 AM

It's not anywhere in Britain or Ireland. My guess would be somewhere in Spain, don't be fooled by the snow!

Marianne Fortin 3/5/2008 7:45:53 AM

I think it is San Marino Castle, San Marino, Spain.

Susie Peek-Swint 3/5/2008 7:54:48 AM

Looks like Mont Saint-Michel off Normandy, France to me :)
susie #5595729

Janet G. 3/5/2008 8:23:14 AM

I think it is Landstuhl Germany. #5595867

Janet G. 3/5/2008 8:52:16 AM

I have no idea where it might be, but I love it. Both castles and snow are in my list of favorite things in the world, so this pulled me in very quickly.

Nice job! #5595991

Michael Skelton . 3/5/2008 3:06:09 PM

From the design , age , snow and mountain location the best guess I can give is somewhere in Eastern Europe. #5597484

Jennifer Gunyon 3/5/2008 7:11:42 PM

I have no idea, but my guess is Bavaria. It's a stunning photo. #5598450

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 3/5/2008 8:45:43 PM

My guess is Eastern Europe. Great photo! #5598775

Kevin 3/5/2008 8:47:33 PM

My first thought was Romania, so I'll guess that - I'm intrigued to hear the answer! #5598780

Peggy Lucas 3/6/2008 5:38:48 PM

I can picture Monks at work transcribling works of art, Tibet, maybe? #5603544

Cleofitas M. Schoolcraft level-classic 3/9/2008 6:03:10 PM

Beijing, China? #5618022

Peter W. Marks level-classic 3/18/2008 2:16:29 PM

Marianne is correct except that San Marino is an independant republic state inside of Italy not Spain.

Peggy Lucas level-classic 3/18/2008 4:46:24 PM

question: Is is a castle or a fortess, there is a little difference. What does Jim say about the location? #5660100

Jim Zuckerman 3/18/2008 4:52:07 PM

A few people got this location correct. It's San Leo in San Marino, Italy. This is a tiny country of 109 square miles within Italy, and I got there on a clear night where I took some great twilight shots. I awoke the next morning to the place covered in snow, and it was indeed magical. This was taken after I had just had a wonderful workshop in Venice during Carnival.

Jim Zuckerman #5660122

Peter W. Marks 3/20/2008 5:09:39 AM

Answering Peggy's question. A fortress would only be used by the military to defend against attackers whereas a castle was in effect a self contained residence for a king, prince or the like. The castle would be garrisoned by military but also have families, servants etc living within its walls which is why in most castles castles are much larger than fortresses. #5667493

Peggy Lucas 3/20/2008 9:42:03 AM

Thank you! It is impressive, I haven't had the time to look up San Leo or San Marine yet to check out the history. #5668608

Jill Odice level-classic 4/2/2008 2:34:59 PM

Hey Jim ! Don't we win anything for guessing correctly? :-) How about a free year of BP gallery space ! #5735001

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