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Old March 16th, 2010, 06:59 AM   #1
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Help needed to recognize a few castles

Hello,

I've spent hours browsing the web and several threads of this forum, not knowing where to start and what to look for exactly. And it's starting to drive me nuts.

So I've decided to ask you here. I've scanned the drawings below from a manga, and I know the author has been copying rather accurately european buildings, mainly castles and churches - usually well-known ones but not always - for the settings of her story (even though sometimes she mixes 2 or 3 different buildings into one...).
I identified many things already but I fail for the 2 (or 3?) below. I suppose they are castles, but in fact it could well be simple mansions or even abbeys.

Unknown building #1: <= Oakley Court Hotel (thanks to JohnnyMass)
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Unknown building #2: <= Episcopal Palace of Astorga (thanks to knutus)



(in the story plot, this mansion burns at some point)


Pleaaaase help me finding what these are ><

Last edited by Legu; May 2nd, 2010 at 07:49 PM. Reason: building #1 found ^^
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Old March 16th, 2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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Hi!

I'm not sure, but maybe it's the Episcopal Palace of Astorga by Antonio Gaudi?

Here is a link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pa...de_Astorga.JPG
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Old March 16th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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OOooh yeah that's the one! Thanks soo much!!
Shame on me I didn't recognize Gaudi's style... though when checking full pictures with the big porch, it becomes clearer... it's a little harder to find big pictures of the other side, as on the drawing, got one here as reference.

So now, only 1 picture still needs a name. Gotta edit my post.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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Tolkien's The Lord of The Rings - Smeagul.

He wants the ring and to become the king - that is evil.

Only he does not want it, we can become a friend, if I was Frodo.

But finally he had to place him in the magma, along with the ring.

What do you think about it.

I like this story.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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Loved The Return of the King.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 03:57 PM   #6
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Unknown building #1:

Oakley Court Hotel - Windsor.

http://www.berkshirehistory.com/cast...ley_court2.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakley_Court
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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Oh wow thanks JohnnyMass! I knew it, it was in England! Just couldn't figure out what and where... I should post questions more often, you guys here are quite effective
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