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Old August 22nd, 2006, 04:39 AM   #21
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Disney World Castle

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Old August 23rd, 2006, 11:32 AM   #22
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I also love the German castles.

However, I am surprised no one has posted Windsor Castle, just outside of London. This is the largest inhabited castle in the world.







The long walk is a 3mile straight path through the enormous "Great Windsor Park" to one of the entrances.






The town of Windsor itself is not half bad either, and certainly worth a visit if you are having a stay in London.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #23
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Old December 27th, 2006, 04:02 PM   #24
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Neuschwanstein is by far the best.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 06:34 PM   #25
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We have numerous forts in Singapore, but sadly most had been demolished and one fallen into dilapidation and reclaimed by the vegetation.

In the strict sense of 'fort', one was recently uncovered buried below a park.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 08:52 PM   #26
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Some Portuguese Castles

São Jorge castle Lisbon:






Moorish castle in Sintra, Moorish castle in the left Pena castle in the rigth:








Sabugal castle:




Guimarães castle:




Montalegre castle:



Bragança castle:




Penedono castle:






Chaves castle (only the ghotic tower remains):




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Old December 27th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #27
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We have numerous forts in Singapore, but sadly most had been demolished and one fallen into dilapidation and reclaimed by the vegetation.

In the strict sense of 'fort', one was recently uncovered buried below a park.

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Old December 27th, 2006, 09:54 PM   #28
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where is Castle Coca? it looks very unique.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 09:56 PM   #29
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in a village call Coca close to Segóvia (Spain), Segóvia is close to Madrid too...
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Old December 28th, 2006, 12:49 PM   #30
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just a small tour from bingen to koblenz on the rhine river (64km)

left riverside

Burg Klopp, Bingen




Burg Rheinstein, Trechtingshausen



Burg Reichenstein, Trechtingshausen



Burg Sooneck, Niederheimbach



Heimburg, Niederheimbach


Burgruine Fürstenberg, Rheindiebach


Burg Stahleck, Bacharach




Burgruine Stahlberg, Bacharach


Schönburg, Oberwesel




Festung Rheinfels, St. Goar



Kurtrierische Burg, Boppard



Schloss Stolzenfels, Koblenz




Alte Burg, Koblenz



right riverside

Boosenburg, Rüdesheim



Brömserburg, Rüdesheim


Burgruine Ehrenfels, Rüdesheim


Burgruine Nollig, Lorch



Sauerburg, Tiefenbach (4km away from the riverside)



Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, Kaub




Burg Gutenfels, Kaub



Burg Katz, St. Goarshausen



Burg Maus, St. Goarshausen



Burg Reichenberg, Reichenberg (about 4km away from the riverside)



Burg Liebenstein, Kamp-Bornhofen



Burg Sterrenberg, Kamp-Bornhofen



Philippsburg, Braubach




Marksburg, Braubach




Martinsburg, Lahnstein



Burg Lahneck, Lahnstein




Festung Ehrenbreitstein, Koblenz

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Old December 31st, 2006, 08:55 AM   #31
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Since this thread is full of European-style castles, I'll post a few pics of some castles from Lebanon. Most of them are significantly old, and unfortunately not well preserved, but this thread could use some variety.

-The Sidon Sea Castle, originally built by the Crusaders in the 10th-11th century AD:



the causeway linking the castle to shore:



-The Byblos Castle, again built by the Crusaders in the same era, and is notable for being located in a World Heritage site where you have ruins dating back from 3000 BC till modern times layered one on top of another:



The Saint-Gilles Castle in Tripoli, originally built in the 8th century by the conquering Muslim armies, then significantly enlarged by the Crusaders in the 11th-12th centuries, then further modified by the subsequent rulers of this city. Its present looks dates from a 16th century Ottoman restauration:





The traditional Islamic-style doorway:



It's surprisingly well preserved on the inside, considering that it has been abandonned for a few centuries now and was used as a military base during the Lebanese war:




-Finally, here's some pics of one the smallest castles in the country, but IMO one of the best designed and which sort of blends-in with its natural surroundings; The Msaylha Castle (built in the 16th century by a local prince):



Still retains its old moat:





Notice how it's built from the same material as the mountain in the background, and from a distance it's almost invisible against the backdrop of the yellow limestone:

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Old January 1st, 2007, 05:05 PM   #32
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Great thread!
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Old January 1st, 2007, 06:07 PM   #33
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Prague Castle

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Old January 3rd, 2007, 05:29 PM   #34
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awesome pictures!!!!!
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Old January 4th, 2007, 06:19 AM   #35
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Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City...

(The former home of the 2nd Mexican Empire with Maximilian of Habsburg from Austria as Emperor)



















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Old January 4th, 2007, 01:36 PM   #36
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fantastic that the causeway o links Sidon castle with land looks an old ghotic bridge
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Old January 5th, 2007, 09:06 AM   #37
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Here is a couple from Sweden.

Skokloster


Uppsala Castle


Gripsholm Castle


Borgholms ruin


Tyresö castle


Kalmar castle


Vadstena castle
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Old January 5th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #38
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Japanese castles

Castles are not limited to Europe, you know.

Himeji Castle




Osaka Castle




Nagoya Castle


Kumamoto Castle



Hikone Castle


Matsumoto Castle



Fukuyama Castle


Hiroshima Castle



Inuyama Castle

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Old January 6th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #39
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how about Takeshi's castle?




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Old January 8th, 2007, 09:08 AM   #40
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Wasn't Osaka Castle rebuilt after WW2?
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