1. In the desert of Jordan east of Amman there are buildings which are known as Desert Castles. We visited three of them. We were very much astonished, as we visited Quasair Amra. It is the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan. It was built early in the 8th century, sometime between 723 and 743, by Walid Ibn Yazid, the future Umayyad caliph Walid II. It is most notable for the frescoes that remain on the ceilings inside, which depict hunting, naked women and, above one bath chamber, an accurate representation of the zodiac. These have led to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    We always considered that there is an absolute prohibition of showing pictures of humans in the islamic religion. But on this occasion we learned that this regulation was only then, as the islamic world was in competition with Byzantium.

    Camera......................................... Sony NEX VG 10
    Software ....................................... Magix Video Pro X5
    Location........................................ Jordan
    Musik: .......................................... Joachim Lehberger (Highland Musikarchiv)
    Language.................................... German

    Der letzte Teil unseres Jordanienfilms ist jetzt online - und er bringt vielleicht eine Überraschung: Im Quasair Amra entdeckten wir sehr schöne Fresken mit Jagdszenen, aber auch Bilder von Bauchtänzerinnen. Erbaut wurde dieses Wüstenschloss in der Omajadenherrschaft im 7. Jhdt. Bisher gingen wir immer davon aus, dass Abbildungen von Menschen im Islam verboten sind. Dort erfuhren wir, dass dieses Abbildungsverbot erst in der Auseinandersetzung mit Byzanz erfolgte.

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  2. This are some shots with my quadcopter TBS Discovery Pro over the castles of Canton Aargau, Switzerland. Startet with Castle Lenzburg from 1036, followed by castle Wildegg from 1242 and closed up with castle Habsburg from 1030 A.D.

    Quadcopter: TBS Discovery Pro - http://wp.me/p1UizA-4ud
    Camera: GoPro Hero3 Black Edition - http://wp.me/p1UizA-2VD
    Cut: hansfischer.com - http://www.hansfischer.com
    Music: Heroes & Knights from SonoCreatunes

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  3. Castles in Cairum, unusual points of view

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  5. Castles & Chateaux in the Czech Republic - The Ultimate Paramotor Paragliding / PPG

    Canon 550D / EF-S 10-22mm / B+W CPL / Magic Lantern 2.3 / Marvels Cine Picture Style

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