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Old January 8th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #41
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Wasn't Osaka Castle rebuilt after WW2?
It was. Many of them were.
In fact, only 12 castles in Japan survive today: Himeji, Matsumoto, Hikone, Inuyama, Hirosaki, Maruoka, Matsuyama (Okayama), Matsuyama (Ehime), Uwajima, Kochi.

It is incredible that Himeji castle should have survived WW2. The city was completely destroyed, yet there was little damege to the castle.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #42
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Japonese castles are gorgeos
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #43
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Tokyo's castle, Edo-Jo was the biggest castle ever built. It consisted of 5 concentric rings of defences around a big central tower designed to trap and confuse attacking armies (even then it was successfully attacked a few times in its history).

Sadly it was burnt to the ground in the American bombing raids of WWII, and the concrete Imperial Palace, much smaller built on its site.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #44
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Tokyo's castle, Edo-Jo was the biggest castle ever built. It consisted of 5 concentric rings of defences around a big central tower designed to trap and confuse attacking armies (even then it was successfully attacked a few times in its history).

Sadly it was burnt to the ground in the American bombing raids of WWII, and the concrete Imperial Palace, much smaller built on its site.
no maps of the castle before the WWII? when it was built the castle?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #45
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The Belevedere Castle in Central Pk isn't an actual castle, but it was modeled after one.

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Old January 10th, 2007, 12:37 PM   #46
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Castles in the Maestrazgo region (Spain)

Morella citadel & castle

The gates of Morella

Castle

Alcañiz castle


Mirambel

Castellote

Cantavieja

Molina de Aragon (this is not in the Maestrazgo region)


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Old January 10th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #47
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Tokyo's castle, Edo-Jo was the biggest castle ever built. It consisted of 5 concentric rings of defences around a big central tower designed to trap and confuse attacking armies (even then it was successfully attacked a few times in its history).

Sadly it was burnt to the ground in the American bombing raids of WWII, and the concrete Imperial Palace, much smaller built on its site.
Not ture. It was burnt down by 1657 Great Meireki Fire, not by WWII bombing.

Edo castle is derived from the base of Edo clan established in the 12th century. After the clan perished, Ota Dokan built a castle there in 1457. Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was shunted to the castle in 1590, won the sovereignty in 1603, and Edo/Tokyo became nation's governmental capital, thus the castle was enlarged to be one of the biggest in the world.

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Old January 10th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #48
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its big with the 5 rings thanks by the information
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Old January 11th, 2007, 07:17 PM   #49
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Castles of Poland

Książ









Malbork, the largest medieval fortress in Europe









Czocha









Cracow: Wawel









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Kasbah(Castle) Ait Benhaddou...
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Castles and fortifications of Bosnia - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=627111

And the whole Alpe Adria region - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=608591
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Old May 15th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #52
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Some of my personal favorites in the UK:

Stirling:



Alnwick, ancient seat of the Percys:



Powis:



Cawdor:



And of course, Edinbourough:

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Some amazing castles here. My favorites are the German, French and Japanese...Please keep posting
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The German ones are unbeatable at this kind of structures!

So LOTR-esque...
I'd question whether there actually castles, to me there 19th century houses designed to look castle like.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #55
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I'd question whether there actually castles, to me there 19th century houses designed to look castle like.
Huh? That's a joke right?
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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #56
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Great thread!!!
those german castles are the best! IMO...
gotta love Carcassonne too! i've been there and i like it alot, bit touristy though...
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Old May 16th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #57
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Thought Carcassonne was board game
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Old May 16th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #58
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I'd question whether there actually castles, to me there 19th century houses designed to look castle like.
Certainly, there are many fine 19th century castellated structures, and (in the case of the UK and France, for example) there are many instances where ancient seats were modified to make them more habitable in later periods.

As to 19th century recreations, Ludwig II's Wagnerian Neuschwanstein and the Rothschild De Haar castle (which contains some original fabric, btw) are good examples.



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More shots of castillo de chapultepec-chapultepec castle
Also its the only true castle in all of the Americas.
O and its right in the middle of Mexico city also













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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur city in Rajasthan

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