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Old August 4th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Does anyone recognize this castle and chalk figure?

I saw this while looking up books online, but the image itself caught my eye. I wasn't able to find info from a publisher or anything on the photo credits. Or from looking up chalk figures and castles. Although the book itself is about issues in France from a german, I assume the photo is someplace in Britain because of the chalk figure and Britain tends to have a lot more of its castles in their ancient and ruined nature like that. Does anyone recognize it and where it might be? I think its very impressive.

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It doesn't look like anywhere I recognise - in fact, the chalk figure looks like the Nazca lines in Peru, specifically the hummingbird pattern, so I'm wondering if the cover image is a mock-up. The castle looks more like a Cathars or maybe Norman judging by the shape, though I'm no expert.
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Old August 14th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Spis Castle - Spissky hrad, Slovakia
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...d-slovakia.php

Edit: Just realised the date of the OP...
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Old August 30th, 2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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OK thanks guys, I had been wondering about this. I actually was looking for a different thread I created but happened to notice you two replied.

Lejaad, thank you. Thats it!

Tonefloat, I was thinking that too. However it is definetly Spis Castle as Lejaad posted. When looking up this Spis Castle I didn't see anything about a chalk figure, but according to this wikipedia article, the castle does in fact have a chalk figure that was created in the 2000s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucippotomy
Unfortunately I couldn't really find any photos on google that show the chalk figure, except one with just a little bit of it.

So apparently the place and the photo are completely real. Strange that a book by Marx about Louis Napoleon would use it as the cover though! Thanks for the help guys!
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