Château de Chillon I

Château de Chillon I

Sorry for the lack of posts lately — things have been busy. But my new 5D Mark II finally arrived!! So I'll probably start posting a lot more in the near future.

In the meantime, here is a shot of the famous, thousand-year-old Château de Chillon. This castle was made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem "The Prisoner Of Chillon" (1816) about a monk and political prisoner held there from 1530 to 1536. In his usual fashion, Byron felt obliged to carve his name on a pillar of the dungeon. He had a tendency to leave graffiti at historic architectural/archeological sites, as he also carved his name at the Temple of Poseidon in Greece, which I visited a couple years ago.

Panorama stitched from 6 photos.

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