'In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.' - Nikos Kazantzakis.
When I was at the winter driving experience / training yesterday with Volvo, I got asked, why I so often shoot castles. Well, it's simple: because they make a good subject and are displayable by drone in a way that wasn't really easily possible before.
Another reason for it is, that we actually have quite a few castles in Switzerland that are still in a pretty good shape and they always - due to historical reasons - stand out in the landscape, so they make a good display.
Last, but not least: Most of the times there is quite a story behind a castle. It has been owned by several Lords and Barons, they were under siege usually several times, there were wars fought, won and lost and sometimes it was just a simple trade or sell that led to a new ownership. So in general: there is most of the times a good story to a castle and quite a bit of history can be learned as well. I don't mean to be over educative in my posts, but I think it's worth sharing sometimes.
I think it is really important that we learn from history, from the mistakes made in the past to avoid that those are made again. It is important to see patterns that are starting to repeat and then to try to avoid them.
So fitting to the question asked yesterday there is another shot of the Chillon Castle, located between Montreux and Villeneuve in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is one of the few castles in Switzerland built near a lake and not on a cliff high up, but yet very protected because there is only one way to enter it by landside. And flying the drone there is like a dream, because you can fly it over water, which is something I personally love very much.
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