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Old March 1st, 2013, 08:35 AM   #881
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2 shots I took of Burg Eltz a couple of years ago




Magnificent castle - and the photos are outstanding.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 08:41 AM   #882
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Two more of the immaculate Bodiam Castle (Kent, England):

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The raw and powerful Norman keep of Rochester Castle in Kent was besieged in 1215 (successful) and 1264 (unsuccessful):



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The world's largest inhabited castle, and the oldest in continuous habitation, at Windsor:



Majestic, imposing, grand and beautiful all at once.

And built to last almost forever.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 07:25 PM   #883
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Hohensalzburg. Austria.
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Hohensalzburg - Salzburg di mong789, su Flickr

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Hohensalzburg di Laocoonte, su Flickr
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 05:53 PM   #884
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Predjama Castle, Slovenia

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Predjama Castle (Predjamski Grad) by Clio7, on Flickr

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(519) Predjamski Grad / Predjama Castle, Slovenia by Franz St., on Flickr

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Predjama_Castle_340 by galuppi, on Flickr
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I remember a Laibach video (sympathy for the devil) taking place in that castle
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:08 AM   #886
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The Castle of Ducks of Brittany, Nantes, France

Built in the XV-XVIth century's in the Gothique Flamboyant-Renaissance style.

actually, it's a Museum :


the castle in the XVIth century :





after the explosion of 1800



in 2013 :











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Caernarfon from aloft by Shertila Tony, on Flickr

Caernarfon derives its name from the Roman fortifications. In Welsh, the place was called "y gaer yn Arfon", meaning "the stronghold in the land over against Môn"; Môn is the Welsh name of the island of Anglesey.
Caernarfon was constituted a borough in 1284 by charter of Edward I.

Wales 2013 01 1921 Caernarfon HDR
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On 1 July 1969 the investiture ceremony for Charles, Prince of Wales was again held at Caernarfon Castle. The ceremony itself went ahead without incident despite terrorist threats and protests which culminated in the death of two members of Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru (Welsh Defence Movement), Alwyn Jones and George Taylor, who were killed when their bomb - intended for the railway line at Abergele in order to stop the British Royal Train - exploded prematurely. The bomb campaign (one in Abergele, two in Caernarfon and finally one on Llandudno Pier) was organised by the leader of Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru John Jenkins. He was later arrested after a tip off and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

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Lloyd Palace ,Timişoara ,Romania

*was built between 1910 and 1912 and now host the headquaters of the Tehnical University ofTimișoara.


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Greek Catholic Bishopric Palace from Oradea ,Romania

*Was built between 1903 and 1905.


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Sturdza Castle from Miclăușeni ,Romania

*Was built between 1880 and 1904.


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Buckeburg Castle. Germany

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Mondavio, Italy. Rocca

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rocca di Scuola Dante Alighieri - Comitato di Mondavio, su Flickr

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Macchine da Guerra nel fossato della Rocca di Mondavio - 18 luglio 2011 di cepatri55, su Flickr
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Kuskovo (palace and manor of Sheremetev family), Moscow, Russia.


From Wikipedia.

«Москва с высоты птичьего полета» на Яндекс.Фотках


«Осень пришла» на Яндекс.Фотках

«Парадный вход.» на Яндекс.Фотках

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«Кусково.Дворец.» на Яндекс.Фотках
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Absolutely magnificent.

Are these by Rastrelli?
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This castle is my favorite one in Switzerland: Château de Chillon

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Absolutely magnificent.
Are these by Rastrelli?
It's not known exactly, but researchers think the author of main palace was Karl Blank.

Grotto

and some other buildings on the territory of estate designed by Fiodor Argunov.

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Are these by Rastrelli?
No, anonymous.
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It's not known exactly, but researchers think the author of main palace was Karl Blank.

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No, anonymous.

Stunning architecture. I associate that type of building with St. Petersburg. I didn't know they were built in Moscow as well.
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