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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:22 AM   #1084
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I just love the rough manly look of British castles. No pussy castles as in Central Europe mostly.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:28 AM   #1085
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u gay?
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Old February 25th, 2014, 07:58 AM   #1086
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Old February 25th, 2014, 01:00 PM   #1087
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I expected smth like that. How does the love for massive castles make me look gay in any way? Quite the opposite, don't you think? You're not going to buy pink cars either.

Actually there aren't many bold, fortress-like castles left in Germany. It's a pity, really.

The Crusader Castles e.g. are magnificent.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 02:32 PM   #1088
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I expected smth like that. How does the love for massive castles make me look gay in any way? Quite the opposite, don't you think? You're not going to buy pink cars either.
It was only a joke, you don't have to necessarily find a meaning
Anyway I love both the look of the old British castles, and the so-called "fake" 19th c. German castles (in different ways).
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:51 PM   #1089
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Yeah, me too.

Actually I was playing a little on the statement of a former user here, who was ridiculing any castle that didn't look like the bold piles of stone, he imagined they'd have to look like from playing too much Stronghold or whatever.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 09:10 PM   #1091
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I think most castles in the UK tend to be more fortress like as they were generally discarded as wealthy family homes due to less chance of revolution and invasion that you find in European countries. Most wealthy families simply moved into purpose built modern palaces instead; not to say this didn't happen in Europe but I'd guess more so in the UK. Of course there are a few examples of castles made into fairytale palaces in the UK

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Old February 25th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #1092
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Arundel castle

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Arundel Castle - Queen 'We Will Rock You' by Gü Extremist, on Flickr

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Its still a fully functioning home, hence why no photos allowed inside, though the tour i did shows really impressive rooms!

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Old February 25th, 2014, 09:36 PM   #1093
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Old February 25th, 2014, 09:43 PM   #1094
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Actually there aren't many bold, fortress-like castles left in Germany. It's a pity, really.

The Crusader Castles e.g. are magnificent.

I don´t know what you mean by "bold", but there are many old fortifications in Germany. Maybe they lack the stereotypical "crusader look" you like, though?

Here´s one example: Roseburg in Kronach


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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:13 PM   #1095
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I think most castles in the UK tend to be more fortress like as they were generally discarded as wealthy family homes due to less chance of revolution and invasion that you find in European countries. Most wealthy families simply moved into purpose built modern palaces instead; not to say this didn't happen in Europe but I'd guess more so in the UK. Of course there are a few examples of castles made into fairytale palaces in the UK
Also, especially in Germany, there was the Romanticist Movement http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanticism in the 19th century. The Middle Ages were suddenly cool again. Not the rough, bold and manly part (lol, Erbse XD), but the mystical, quaint and romantic part. Many ruins were rebuilt/reconstructed in those decades, making them look like a Brothers Grimm fairy tale castle.

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Spring begins by mariorei, on Flickr


Schloss Moyland by Jörg Dickmann Photography, on Flickr


Schweriner Schloß by Bellavonte, on Flickr


Avalon by hipydeus, on Flickr


Schloss Sigmaringen by mystrg, on Flickr


On The Rocks by hipydeus, on Flickr
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One important point is, that there was no thirty years war in Great Britain which destroyed many mediaeval castles in Germany.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:11 PM   #1097
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AKERSHUS CASTLE, OSLO, NORWAY

Oslo once almost became my permanent home. Here´s one medieval Castle in a Country which has almost None (bar some simple fortresses).
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Old February 26th, 2014, 01:59 AM   #1098
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BRUNECK CASTLE [XIII century] - Brunico, ITALY


castello di calligraffitti, su Flickr


Castello Ripa di kemper71, su Flickr


Burg Bruneck di mikiitaly, su Flickr


MMM RIPA - Schloss Bruneck di AnSchieber, su Flickr


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kantega-bilder, su Flickr
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BRUNECK CASTLE pt.2


Schlos Bruneck, Innenhof di Wulf-Dieter Vogl, su Flickr


Brunico Castello di ferrosette, su Flickr


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072 Castello di Brunico-Schloß Bruneck - Val Pusteria/Pustertal di Battista Mutschlechner, su Flickr


Castello di Brunico di Gianfranco De Carli, su Flickr


Brunico Castle di annalisabianchetti, su Flickr
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BRUNECK CASTLE pt.3


Brunico - Il Castello di Hernesto77, su Flickr


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Schloss Bruneck &amp; Rainkirche di Bruneck Brunico, su Flickr


Brunico castello, Bruneck castle - RIPA, (MMM) Messner Mountain Museum di cicrico, su Flickr


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