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Old July 26th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #41
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Reggia di Caserta, Naples, Italy:





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Old July 26th, 2012, 02:39 AM   #42
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Beautiful Perotin!
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Old August 4th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #43
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DocentX, nice images of Marbork.... but didn't the German Teutonic Knights build that one?
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Würzburg Residence (UNESCO World heritage), Germany, Bavaria. Built between 1719 and 1744. It was heavily damaged during World War II...









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Old August 5th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #45
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DocentX, nice images of Marbork.... but didn't the German Teutonic Knights build that one?
Yes of course - but as I wrote - after capturing the castle by Poles in 1466, it served for a few centuries as one of the several Polish royal residences.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #46
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Reggia di Caserta and Wurzburg have those majestic, archetypal baroque staircases.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 09:46 AM   #47
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Yes of course - but as I wrote - after capturing the castle by Poles in 1466, it served for a few centuries as one of the several Polish royal residences.
The Malbork Castle was sold in 1457 to King Casimir IV of Poland. Since then, for 315 years Malbork Castle remained royal residence.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #48
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Lazienki Palace in Warsaw (Poland)










The origins of Lazienki date back to the of the 17th century. In 1764 Ujazdow became the property of Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski - the last king of Poland, who established his summer residence here and gave it its general appearance.

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Old August 19th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #49
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The only royal castle in Europe is Windsor - as its still be lived in by a Queen.
If they don't have a royal family they are "former Royal castles and palaces in Europe".

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This thread is odd?
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Old August 19th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #50
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The Malbork Castle was sold in 1457 to King Casimir IV of Poland. Since then, for 315 years Malbork Castle remained royal residence.
That's certainly the reason that the Poles took care about this castle. Wouldn't it only have been for "another" German castle it wouldn't have been restored and maintained.

P.S.: Wawel and the hole city of Krakow is impressive!
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Old August 19th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #51
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Ujazdow Castle in Warsaw (Poland)






Like many structures in Warsaw, it sustained much damage in WW2. Reconstructed after the war, it now houses the Warsaw's Center for Contemporary Art.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #52
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Lublin Castle (Poland)








It is one of the oldest preseved Royal residencies in Poland, established by king Casimir II the Just.

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Old August 19th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #53
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The only royal castle in Europe is Windsor - as its still be lived in by a Queen.
If they don't have a royal family they are "former Royal castles and palaces in Europe".

(as the above is )

This thread is odd?
You are a rather odd one...
You do know that several other countries in Europe are ruled by a king or a queen at present? They tend to reside in palaces or castles as well...
Maybe you should broaden your horizon a little, before blabbering such nonsense.

Apart from that, what does a royal castle or palace become, if it isn't inhabited by a queen or king anymore? A shoe box? Nope, it's still a royal castle, built by/for a queen or a king.
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Would someone please tell me the type of stone used for the Würzburg Residence?

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Old August 21st, 2012, 10:19 PM   #56
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Niepolomice Castle (Poland)








The Niepolomice Castle was built by order of King Casimir III the Great on the slope of the Vistula valley, to serve as a retreat during the hunting expeditions to the nearby Niepolomice Forest. The castle consisted of three towers, buildings in the southern and eastern wing, and curtain walls around the courtyard. Sigismund I the Old rebuilt the structure, giving it the form of a quadrangle with an internal courtyard. Queen Bona Sforza's gardens were located on the southern flank. In 1550 the great fire destroyed the east and north wings. The reconstruction works were conducted in 1551-1568 under the supervision of Tomasz Grzymala and a sculptor Santi Gucci. Since the end of the 16th century the castle passed into the hands of noble families of Curylo, Branicki and Lubomirski. At that time, only the small changes were made in the castle's interiors (fireplaces, ceilings). The construction of an arcade courtyard began in 1635 and was completed in 1637. The Swedish-Brandenburgian invasion in 1655 brought an end to the magnificence of the building. The castle was transformed into a food store during the occupation. In the 18th century it was acquired by King Augustus II the Strong and Augustus III. The reconstruction of the former royal residence began in 1991, when it became the property of Niepolomice Municipality.

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Pieskowa Skala Castle (Poland)












Pieskowa Skala castle, built by King Casimir III the Great, is one of the best-known examples of a defensive Polish Renaissance architecture.

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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:45 PM   #58
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Would someone please tell me the type of stone used for the Würzburg Residence?
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 12:16 AM   #59
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very nice job on this last batch. the sad thing about Ujazdowski Castle is that it survived WWII with atleast all its walls intact but was later destroyed by commies and then rebuilt by commies when they had a change of heart. The Castle is the first royal residence of the king of Poland when the capital was moved to Warsaw from Krakow.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 12:34 AM   #60
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Limestone.
Actually, I was attempting to find out the name of the stone or the name of the quarry from which it was mined from. My apologies. I should have been more specific.
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