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Old May 16th, 2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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Eastern Palaces vs Western Palaces

I'm talking about the imperial and royal palaces of various emperors and monarchs of the East (Asia) and the West (Europe).

The question is, quick ones are of more grandeur than the other?

Also please post pics so others could see.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 11:38 AM   #2
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escorial (spain, europe)

western palaces are the best eastern look like barns
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Old May 16th, 2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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doesn't spain have a lot of eastern looking moor-influenced palaces?
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Old May 16th, 2005, 02:50 PM   #4
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they are both amazing but I choose Western palaces, do you have pics of Eastern palaces?
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Old May 16th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #5
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Quote:
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doesn't spain have a lot of eastern looking moor-influenced palaces?
Spain have one of the moust beautifuls (the moust beautiful I supose) Eastern palaces in the world the "Allambra" in Granada but in general the palaces are Western.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 02:53 PM   #6
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Buckingham Palace is wwwwwwwicked!



The back yard is da bomb aswell!
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Old May 16th, 2005, 03:01 PM   #7
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WOWWWWW it looks nice with the colors of the flag (with out the color too but...)
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Old May 16th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #8
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Versailles





























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Old May 16th, 2005, 03:34 PM   #9
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The famous Versailles Palace. The place where historically contentious treaties were signed. i.e. Versailles Treaty.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 04:56 PM   #10
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Mafra Royal Palace (Portugal) 4500 windows and doors
















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Old May 16th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #11
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The Taj Mahal, Ankor Wat would be Eastern palaces.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 07:02 PM   #12
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Isn't the Taj Mahal a tomb more than a palace?
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Old May 16th, 2005, 07:27 PM   #13
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Alhambra of Granada


Palacio Real of Madrid


El Escorial (Madrid)
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From what I've seen I'd generally say I find the Western palace interiors more attractive. The exteriors is somewhat more difficult to say since I see no pictures of the Eastern palaces but recall finding them very attractive.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 06:32 AM   #15
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Some Eastern Castles:

Nagoya Castle, Japan






Himeji Castle, Japan




Osaka Castle, Japan








Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan






Unknown Castle



Inuyama Castle, Aichi, Japan





Edo Castle, Tokyo, Japan (gone)


Edo Castle is now the Imperial Palace



Odawara Castle, Kanagawa, Japan





Okayama Castle, Okayama, Japan






Hikone Castle, Shiga, Japan




Matsue Castle, Shimane, Japan




Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto, Japan




A European Style Castle in Japan! Goryokaku Castle, Hokkaido, Japan (remains)







Shuri Castle, Okinawa, Japan (closer to Chinese Castles)








The Forbidden City, Beijing, China




I'll leave it to the Chinese forumers to post pics of other Chinese castles, as I'm too lazy. Same goes for the other Asian countries.

Last castle:
Lhasa Potala (?), Tibet, China












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Old May 17th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #16
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I think, comparing Japanese castles to European castles, the european castles focus more on the grandeur and the actual building itself, while Japanese castles focus on the surrounding nature and the gardens, while the actual castle is pretty simple. This, I think is either simple or sophisticated, depending on your point of view though... Anyway, I love both styles and are examples of unique architecture in any country. But since this is about grandeur, I say European Castles for this one. (this is strictly compared to Japanese castles. I went to some of the palaces in Thailand and Indonesia, and I thought they were very grand.)
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Old May 17th, 2005, 06:49 AM   #17
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Versailles by itself could beat all the others combined!
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Old May 17th, 2005, 07:10 AM   #18
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my favourite palace, GRAND PALACE, Bangkok Thailand. They use GOLD!



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Old May 17th, 2005, 07:18 AM   #19
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I vote for European ones...
But there used to be a very grand one in ancient China(Palace of Qin Kingdom 2000years ago, burnt down, but appears in the movie a couple of times, I don't know how they did it?_?)
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you mean how they burned down?

they just burned down.
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