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Old January 11th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #81
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Really amazing.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #82
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CHAPULTEPEC CASTLE, MEXICO CITY

Chapultepec Castle, was built in the colonial period for the Viceroys sent by the Spanish Imperial government, but its main claim to fame is the fact that it became an actual Habsburg royal palace in the middle of the 19th Century.

Emperor Maximilian was an Austrian Habsburg royal whose reign was supported by French political interests. Maximilian was adopted by reactionary Mexican conservatives who clung to the idea of royal sovereignty even long after independence from Spain had been declared. In one of the most surreal and colourful episodes in Mexican history, Maximilian turned out to be more libertarian than royalists could stand, and when French support waned, he ended up being shot and his remains sent back to Vienna. His Belgian wife, Empress Charlotte famously lost her mind and died in seclusion at Miramar Castle, in Trieste, Italy.

The castle was also the site of the last battle of the U.S invasion of 1846. War erupted after Texas declared independence and it became obvious that it would join the United States, which Mexico viewed as a blatant theft of territory. The war ended with Mexico losing more than half of its territory to the United States, which was as much the fault of short-sighted political ambitions of Mexican power players as the result of U.S. expansionist ambitions. According to one of Mexico’s most famous (and improbable) historic myths, a handful of teenage soldiers defended the castle, with one of them even wrapping himself in the national flag and jumping off the cliff rather than surrendering it to the invaders!

The castle became the Official Presidential Residence until the late 1930s , when it was deemed too lavish for a public servant in a republican state. The reality had more to do with the inconvenience of being perched high up in the middle of large park with little space for administrative offices, but that was the official line. Today the castle houses a History museum, one of several important cultural institutions in Chapultepec, which has been a park since it was cleared by Aztec emperor Moctezuma (Montezuma in English) to protect spring water sources.

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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #83
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I absolutely love the Chapultepec castle great pics
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Old January 12th, 2013, 01:09 AM   #84
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Palácio Imperial de Petrópolis, Brazil
Not really. This is Fontainebleu's throne room.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 05:22 AM   #85
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Indeed... The truth one is this:



Actually the Palace was the residence of summer to escape the heat of the national capital Rio de Janeiro. So it was really simple.


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Old January 18th, 2013, 05:25 AM   #86
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Bazilian National Museum, also our Imperial Palace. Rio de Janeiro - Brazil







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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #87
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Estancia Villa María - Maximo Paz - Buenos Aires - Argentina














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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:06 PM   #88
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San José palace

The San José Palace (in Spanish, Palacio San José) is the former personal residence of Justo José de Urquiza, Argentine caudillo, general, politician and President of the Argentine Confederation from 1854 to 1860. At present, the Palace is formally the setting of the Justo José de Urquiza Museum and National Monument.
The Palace is located in the countryside, 23 km from the city of Concepción del Uruguay, in the province of Entre Ríos. It was designed by architect Pedro Fossati and built between 1848 and 1858.




The Palace is a model of mid-19th century Italian-Argentine architecture. The main floor has two large courtyards surrounded by 38 rooms, as well as an archive, a library, a playroom, a large dining room, kitchens, a chapel, and two surveillance towers. One can find such luxuries as Italian marbles, French mirrors, and gold-plated roofs. The archives treasure important historical documents, antiques, paintings of Urquiza's battles, and even manifestos of ships that landed on Concepción's port. These features are very well preserved; in many cases visitors are only allowed to watch and take photographs from the outside of the rooms.
The building was the first in the country to have a complete system of running water (Buenos Aires still lacked such a system by 1870). Pipes brought the water from the Gualeguaychú River, 2 km away.
The Palace served as a political stage; here, foreign diplomats were hosted and international treaties were signed. The Apostolic Nuncio, military leaders and important politicians were also received here.
Urquiza was assassinated in the Palace on the night of 11 April 1870 by followers of Ricardo López Jordán, a federal dissident. The bloodied prints of Urquiza's hand are preserved in the room where this took place, which was then turned into an oratorium by his wife.
The Palace was declared National Monument by law on 30 August 1935.










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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #89
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Hacienda Jaral de Berrios San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico


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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:11 PM   #90
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nice pics
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Old January 19th, 2013, 12:20 AM   #91
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Wow, beautiful castles over Latin America.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 02:24 AM   #92
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how can be in this state this beautiful palace???
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Old February 15th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #93
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Por favor, sigan subiendo fotos, hay imponentes residencias particulares en Argentina, Estados Unidos, México, etc.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #94
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Old February 17th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #95
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Old February 17th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #96
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Chía - Colombia (nearby Bogotá)

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Old February 18th, 2013, 01:10 PM   #98
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Palacio Errázuriz Buenos Aires, Argentina



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Old February 18th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #99
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Palacio Cantón Mérida, Yucatán, México

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