What's with the model in the window?
By Judy Evans
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.
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• 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.