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Old November 25th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #401
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Castello Ursino, Catania. 13th century.



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Old November 27th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #402
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The Palace of Parliament Bucharest. This is the second largest building in the world after Pentagon USA. It was bulit in 1980-1990, but with a great price: demolition of historical Uranus neighborhood. 30.000 historical residences, 19 orthodox christian churches, 6 Jewish synagogues, 3 protestant churches was demolished, plus 8 relocated churches.

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Old November 27th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #403
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Old November 28th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #404
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Problems with the concept "castle" in different lenguagges

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I don´t know if teh concept castle is different in the different lenguages( castle, château, castelo and castillo...could mean something different.

In Spain a building is a castle ( castillo, alcázar) when the building has some specific defensive funtions- defensive, regulation of the land..- that in XIX century dissappear with the new army of the XIX century.

The british castles of XIX century are for us palaces or country houses but not castle for us because has not a defensive function.

In fact the portuguese lenguage the concept is just the same, the said "The palace of Pena in Sintra" not the castle of Pena because is a XIX century building and has not a defensive function.



In Spain we have more than 5000 medieval castles, some of them half-drestoyed, but we don´t have a lot arquitecture of XIX century because we don´t have an earlier industry.
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Old December 10th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #405
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Old December 10th, 2010, 12:44 PM   #406
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Jersey - Gorey Castle

Mont Orgueil is a castle in Jersey. It is located overlooking the harbour of Gorey. It is also called Gorey Castle by English-speakers, and lé Vièr Châté (the Old Castle) by Jèrriais-speakers.
The site had been fortified in the prehistoric period, but the construction of the castle was undertaken following the division of the Duchy of Normandy in 1204.
The castle was the primary defence of the Island until the development of gunpowder which then rendered the castle ultimately indefensible from Mont Saint Nicholas, the adjacent hill which overlooks the castle. The construction of Elizabeth Castle off Saint Helier was commenced at the end of 16th century to replace Mont Orgueil. Walter Raleigh, Governor of Jersey in 1600, rejected a plan to demolish the old castle in order to recycle the stone for the new fortifications with the words: "'twere pity to cast it down".
Mont Orgueil (French: Mount Pride) has guarded Jersey's east coast since the 13th century The old castle continued to be used as the Island's only prison until the construction of a prison in St. Helier at the end of the 17th century. The Crown found it expedient to send troublesome agitators such as William Prynne and John Lilburne to Mont Orgueil far from the realm of England. The regicides Thomas Wayte, Henry Smith, James Temple, Hardress Waller and Gilbert Millington were transferred to Mont Orgueil in 1661.
A report for the States of Jersey in 1691 declared that the barracks accommodation was so dilapidated that it was impossible to quarter troops there. Two years later, the castle was stated to be in a ruinous condition and subsequently was abandoned as a prison. This was because Elizabeth Castle had been built and the castle was neglected and not needed anymore.
Mont Orgueil by John Le Capelain Repairs were carried out 1730-1734 and for the rest of century parts of the castle were adapted for garrison accommodation. In 1800 the Corbelled Tower was fitted out for use by Admiral Philippe d'Auvergne as his headquarters for the secret service organisation he was running in Brittany and mainland Normandy.
In 1846 the castle was visited by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The castle has also hosted subsequent royal ceremonies to welcome George V in 1921 and Elizabeth II; inscriptions mark the occasions.
Until the second half of the 19th century the castle was open to the public on one day a year, Easter Monday, and crowds used to flock from all over the Island. This is believed to be a survival of the pre-Reformation custom of visiting St. George's Chapel inside the castle on St. George's Day.
German WWII look-out posts were designed to fit in with the existing structure of the castle Left in a generally ruinous state by the British government at the time of its handover to the people of Jersey by the Crown on June 28, 1907, Mont Orgueil has been managed as a museum site since 1929, although during the Second World War German Occupation (1940-1945) the occupying forces garrisoned the castle and added modern fortifications camouflaged to blend in with existing structures.
The heritage site has been managed by the Jersey Heritage Trust since 1994. Aspects of the Trust's plans have been the subject of controversy between historians, politicians and the public - in particular plans to build a Tudor hall inside the castle keep.
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Old December 10th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #407
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Old December 10th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #408
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Bardi castle, Italy (near Parma)



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By the way, the previously posted Castle of Torrechiara was used in the movie Ladyhawk. And where is Torrechiara? You guessed right, it's near Parma XD
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Old December 10th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #409
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Castles of France, Germany and Romania, are beatiful.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 03:16 AM   #411
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Gaudí's Castles in the region of León (Spain):







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Old December 15th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #412
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Hello..

I don´t know if teh concept castle is different in the different lenguages( castle, château, castelo and castillo...could mean something different.

In Spain a building is a castle ( castillo, alcázar) when the building has some specific defensive funtions- defensive, regulation of the land..- that in XIX century dissappear with the new army of the XIX century.

The british castles of XIX century are for us palaces or country houses but not castle for us because has not a defensive function.

In fact the portuguese lenguage the concept is just the same, the said "The palace of Pena in Sintra" not the castle of Pena because is a XIX century building and has not a defensive function.



In Spain we have more than 5000 medieval castles, some of them half-drestoyed, but we don´t have a lot arquitecture of XIX century because we don´t have an earlier industry.
It is same in Polish, and afaik in English too just moust of people don't care about the diffrence beatwin castle, palace, mannor house...
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In swedish we ussally use the word castle for both castles and palaces and sometimes even old manors is called castle.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 08:49 AM   #414
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St Paul, UK
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Old January 7th, 2011, 05:18 PM   #415
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