Hi everyone, I hope you had a great Easter. I know I’ve been a little absent over the Easter weekend. Today’s beautiful photo features a German castle located in the city of Schwerin which is capital of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northern Germany. First reports of a castle at this location go all the way back to 973 AD. Throughout the regions tumultuous history, the buildings have come and gone over the years. The current version was mostly constructed between the years of 1841 and 1853 and is still undergoing restorative work to this day. The structure has served many roles since that time including that of a museum and a college. Today it serves as the seat of the state government. Besides the obvious striking design and architectural detail, the beautiful formal gardens in the foreground really enhance this historical castle. This picture takes advantage of the late afternoon lighting which adds a gentle warm hue and sends interesting, but not too harsh, shadows across the fabulous gardens. This striking castle looks like it really belongs here as it rises above the trees and watches over the beautiful gardens.