Craco was an Italian medieval village built high up on a steep summit for defensive reasons, but recurring earthquakes eventually made it impossible to sustain. Today, less than 800 people live there in a commune, while the majority remains eerily uninhabited.
Foto-Kunstdruck: The cold pony von Gert van den Bosch
Meißen Schloss Albrechtsburg, Sachsen, Germany. This castle, the masterpiece of Arnold von Westfalen, was constructed in the 15th Century as a residence, not as a military fortress, the first German castle for that purpose.