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View from Rabi Castle,Boehemia, Czech Rep. by lars bo iversen

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1.63 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 08, 2011
Date taken
Jul 06, 2011

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History and tourist attractions
The biggest Castle ruin in Bohemia was built on a limestone hill, above the homonymic village - Rabi.

The core of the Castle was built in the beginning of the 13th century as a watch, a defense and a housing tower. The Castle had a very good location. Its task was firstly to defend the trade route, which connected the two towns: Sušice and Horažďovice and secondly, to defend gold washing along the river and in the gold-bearing river Otava.

We do not have any written report about the first holders of the Castle. The Castle was most likely founded by German counts of Bogen and later on, it was used by the noble family of Wittelsbach. The territory of Sušice itself belonged until 1273 to Bavaria. This territory was again a part of the Bohemian state at the end of the 13th century. The Castle belonged in this period to the members of the noble family of Velhartice.

The first written report we possess, goes back to year 1380, when the legal owners were members of the most significant and influential Bohemian noble family - "The Rosenberg family". The family Švihovský of Rosenberg bought the Castle or gained through matrimony from the noble family of Velhartice sometime during 14th century. At the turn of the 15th century the Castle was rebuilt and fortressed. Since then it has become one of the most massive and safest castles in Bohemia. It happened most likely because of battles between supporters of king Wenceslas IV and members of the seigneurial unity, to which the owner of the Castle, Břeňek Švihovský of Rosenberg, also belonged........................................

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1628 megapixels (84528 x 19268 pixels)
Input images: 176 (22 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 156.2 degrees wide by 35.6 degrees high (top=7.7, bottom=-27.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Image size: 5616x3744 (21.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-07-06 13:02:47 - 2011-07-06 13:15:30
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.005
ISO: 125
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 32.6 to 40.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 39.5 to 42.1 percent
Computer stats: 12278.9 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 26:16 (9.0 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 6:29, Projection: 4:40, Blending: 15:07
(Preview finished in 13:50)

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