Historic Exploration: The wire ladder below was installed in 1924 during a six-month exploration and Geographic Society. Built by Jim White, a cave guide, the ladder descends 90 feet into Lower Cave. Explorers felt uneasy dangling in this dark pit on the swaying ladder. It’s value established by explorers and scientists, Carlsbad Cavern became a National Monument in 1923 and a National Park in 1930.
Here I am with this most popular fairy-tale inspired castle Neuschwanstein ( literally means New Swanstone Castle) which was designed and commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near a town, Füssen. The construction started in 5 September 1869 and completed around 16 years later. It was opened for public in 1869 shortly after the death of the King.
The architecture of this castle can be regarded as typical for 19th century style. You can see the shapes of Romanesque, Gothic and Byzantine architecture and art were mingled in an eclectic fashion and supplemented with 19th century technical achievements. This is really interesting for me because I can see how King Ludwig ll had a wonderful vision in the time of 18th century!
This view was taken from the way up to the castle with my new camera Nikon d5600! BTW, I am still practicing on it LOL