I live in Darlington and traveled with my family to Europe in August. One of the many sites that we visited was Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian region of Germany near the Austrian border. It was built in the 1860s by King Ludwig II, also known as Mad King Ludwig. He was only 19 at the time and loved fantasy, so he had it built to resemble medieval architecture. King Ludwig died 17 years later and the castle was still not complete. This is the castle that Disney used as a model for the Sleeping Beauty Castle. You get this spectacular view from a bridge that spans a gorge alongside the castle. Unfortunately, the castle was under a major renovation project while we were visiting but the views were still unbelievable.
The Baltimore Sun welcomes submissions for "My Best Shot." Photos should have been taken within the past year and be accompanied by a description along with your name, address and phone number. Submissions cannot be returned and upon submission become the property of The Baltimore Sun. Readers who have their photos published will receive a travel book. Write to: Travel Department, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, or e-mail email@example.com.