Ksiaz castle and minerals in Poland

I had a great time at the Ksiaz castle in Poland, where I was at the mineralogical conference PEG 2015. The Ksiaz castle is very nice place with awesome landscape around. There was also some short fencing show with fire dance – this inspired me too make some long exposures and the result is pretty nice. We did also some field trips to the famous granite quarries in Strzegom. The mineral finds were not that awesome but the locals had some pretty impressive specimens. Despite some rainy weather I really enjoyed it and of course managed to make a few pictures too.

Ksiaz castle in Poland

The main building of the Ksiaz castle from the central yard.

Ksiaz castle in Poland

The castle from the nearby viewpoint about an hour after sunset.

fire dansing show

This is how dance with the torches looks like with 20 second shutter speed.

Smoky quartz crystal on the albite

Killer piece of smoky quartz crystal on the albite feldspar from Strzegom.

Feldspar cluster from Strzegom

Very nice cluster of orthoclase and albite with small smoky quartz crystals from Strzegom.

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