Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Off Topic: Fred The Great Was Here

Castiglione del Lago, Umbria, central Italy: a wonderful town by the Lake Trasimeno, where Hannibal won his famous battle against the Romans in 217 BC. The castle in the picture was first built by Emperor Frederick II von Swabia / Hohenstaufen a couple of years before his death (1250). It was considered to be one of the most impregnable strongholds all over Europe. The 'hermetic' kites in the second photo come from an exhibition that is held every year in Castiglione.