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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:07 PM   #41
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Palazzo dei Normanni & Capella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily. Arab-Byzantine-Norman Gothic-Renaissance architecture!

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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:09 PM   #42
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:11 PM   #43
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:13 PM   #44
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:15 PM   #45
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:18 PM   #46
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:19 PM   #47
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:22 PM   #48
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:24 PM   #49
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:25 PM   #50
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 04:15 PM   #51
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 04:21 PM   #53
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 09:01 PM   #55
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Here in the US there really are no castles, but there are some impressive forts.

Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida (1672-1695)






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Old May 29th, 2013, 08:00 PM   #56
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I didn't know that one in Florida (the Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida), a pure Vauban fort.
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Hohenzollern Castle, the seat of the German royal family

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Exquisite. What a remarkable combination of styles! It is interesting to see those beautiful Byzantine style portraits.
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I love this.
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