The solstice sunset over Lichnice

The solstice sunset over Lichnice

Every year around the summer solstice, the Sun sets over the old Lichnice castle-ruins when viewed from the Seč city. UNESCO’s Lichnice was constructed as in the first half of the 13th century. It was first mentioned in 1261, when it was in possession of Smil of Ronow, who called himself Smil of Lichtenburg and thereby created the von Lichtenburg family. At the end of 16th century, it lost its importance and got abandoned then. From the beginning of 17th century was described as ruins. Nowdays, it is opened for wide public after reconstruction, offering wonderful view in the Iron Mountains from brand new lookout tower or rich cultural program, especially in summer. Captured on 18th June 2017, using Canon 6D, MTO-1000 AW (f10.5/1100), ISO 100, 1/2000s exposure from tripod.