What's with the model in the window?

@JudyEv (107655)
Bunbury, Australia
January 5, 2016 4:23pm CST
Late in July 2015 we visited Burg Kreuzenstein, a castle near Leobendorf in Lower Austria, just north of Vienna. I has a long and chequered history and was rebuilt in the 19th century by the Wilczek family with monies obtained from the family's large Silesian coal mines. It incorporates bits and pieces of medieval structures purchased from all over Europe. Inside, a large collection of medieval furnishings and historical artefacts are on view, according to the leaflets, as we didn't go inside on this occasion. One of the oldest surviving catapults is supposed to be in the building although the one we photographed was outside. On site a falconry show is put on for the public hence the one very distorted photo of one of the birds. Can you spot the nude model in one of the windows? I wonder what that was all about? The castle has been used as a location for quite a few films and TV shows.
I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (http://www.youtube.com/upload)
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
6 Jan 16
I have spotted the new model at frame 0:12, it's weird to take pictures of a castle and to find this "surprise".
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@JudyEv (107655)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
Many of the places seemed to have an additional 'attraction', I guess designed to attract more visitors. Maybe it was part of an art display. It looked a bit strange seeing it from below though.
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@LadyDuck (130770)
• Switzerland
7 Jan 16
@JudyEv The image is not big enough to judge if it was a real model, or an art display.
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@Missmwngi (9636)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 Jan 16
I love the green area at the end,is it a forest?
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@JudyEv (107655)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
I guess it is a forest. We had a wonderful view from the top of the hill. There was a falconry there and a nice cafe.
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@Missmwngi (9636)
• Nairobi, Kenya
6 Jan 16
@JudyEv That green is lovely
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@vickyrose (1976)
• Canberra, Australia
6 Jan 16
I really enjoyed your youtube feature and write up, I hope that I can visit this amazing city one day
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@JudyEv (107655)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
Thanks for the kind words. I must admit I never in my wildest dreams expected to visit these places.
@amadeo (53740)
• United States
5 Jan 16
thank you for sharing this with us.
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@JudyEv (107655)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
I hope you enjoyed it.
@jaboUK (52030)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
You must have spent quite a while in that part of the world judging from your slide shows.
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@JudyEv (107655)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
Our 'adopted' grand-daughter and her lovely mum were there so we stayed 10 days. We'd even worked out the trains by the time we left - which was a bit late but still - them's the breaks.
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@Platespinner (19307)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Jan 16
I wouldn't want to be caught underneath when that portcullis comes down, ouch!!! My kids would have entirely too much fun with that catapult--I can visualize my chickens being launched across the yard!
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@JudyEv (107655)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
The portcullis coming down on someone was always a highlight of 'old' movies. Very heart-stopping! There was a big catapult like this for sale in Perth. Heavens knows what it was made for. It would be great fun launching chickens into the skywards! Might put them off their laying though.