My operating system (Elementary OS Luna) comes with a set of wallpapers - one of which is some kind of castle or cathedral built in mountains. Where is it?

castle wallpaper

  • Use google image search. Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 21:52

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The background is called 'Temple' by Jason Absolom. It was one of the announced wallpapers chosen in a competition for the selection of them.

I believe it is a composite image and not a real place, which is why I'm putting this as an answer, but if I'm proven wrong I'm happy to remove it.

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    Looking at the other submissions by the same artist, it's quite obvious that he does submit a lot of composite images, so this seems to be a reasonable assumption.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 11:43
  • You spoiled my fu, @Mark. I was just about to Answer, "Gondolin".
    – David Pugh
    Commented Apr 21, 2015 at 16:45

It's quite certainly a composite. Building on @MarkMayo's answer I figured tin eye might help and it did. Sadly the original image is a stock image and seems hard to find the origin. From some of the places the picture has been used here it seems likely it is in the Tiroli alps.

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