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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #61
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I'd question whether there actually castles, to me there 19th century houses designed to look castle like.
In the 19th century many castle ruins in Germany where renovated into a romantic image of medieval castles. But the core most of the time was a real castle. Also many castles as active seats of power where renovated time over time in the most fashionable style of the days. Also historically Germany was divided into hundreds of duke, count, whatever-doms. You will find a castle, palace, cloister almost on every hill.

I think you will not find that many castles in Germany or in the whole of Europe built in the 19th century.

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Somewhere in Ireland:


El Escorial near Madrid, Spain:


The Marienfeste in Würzburg, Germany:


Alhambra in Granada, Spain:
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Old May 20th, 2008, 11:35 AM   #62
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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur city in Rajasthan

That's the kind of castle I'll go to war with.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #63
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English Castles

Some English Castles

Windsor


Bodiam


Arundel


Alnwick


Bamburgh


Herstmonceux


Leeds


Raby


St Michaels Mount


Tattershall


Tower of London


Warwick


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Old May 20th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #64
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Never heard of St Michaels Mount before. Thanks for the pic.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 03:33 AM   #65
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Some of the Croatian castles:

Veliki Tabor XII century:




Trakoscan XIII century:




Medvedgrad XIII century:




Stari Grad Ozalj XIII century:




Bezanec XVII century:




Hilleprand-Mailath XX century:




Kula Nehaj XVI century:

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Old May 23rd, 2008, 06:43 PM   #66
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Some of the Ukrainian castles:
Hotyn

Kamianets' Podil'sky



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Old May 23rd, 2008, 07:02 PM   #67
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Never heard of St Michaels Mount before. Thanks for the pic.
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Some English Castles

St Michaels Mount
that's because it is french and not english
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Old May 24th, 2008, 03:36 AM   #68
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It's not the same "castle" as Mont Saint Michel vs. St Michael's Mount
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Old May 24th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #69
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"Old" Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York, USA

The history of Old Fort Niagara spans more than 300 years. The French established the first post here, Fort Conti, in 1679. Its successor, Fort Denonville (1687-88) was equally short lived. In 1726 France finally erected a permanent fortification with the construction of the impressive "French Castle." Britain gained control of Fort Niagara in 1759, during the French & Indian War, after a nineteen-day seige. The British held the post throughout the American Revolution but were forced, by treaty, to yield it to the United States in 1796. Fort Niagara was recaptured by the British in 1813. It was ceded to the United States a second time in 1815 at the end of the War of 1812.

This was Fort Niagara's last armed conflict, and it thereafter served as a peaceful border post. The garrison expanded beyond the walls following the Civil War. Fort Niagara was a barracks and training station for American soldiers throughout both World Wars. The last army units were withdrawn in 1963. Today, the U.S. Coast Guard represents the only military presence on the site.

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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #70
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Biltmore, Asheville N.C. USA
Former summer home of the Vanderbilts, built in 1895

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Old June 7th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #71
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Gillete Castle, Connecticut U.S.A.
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Hearst Castle, California U.S.A.
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White Castle, U.S.A.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #72
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Imperial Castle in Poznań built in 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Castle_in_Poznań





View from the back:






And that's how it looked like before IIWW


There are also remains of Royal Castle from 13th century ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Castle%2C_Poznań ) and a Palace from 10th century.

Besides, Poznań had one of the biggest fortification system in Europe in 19th century.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #73
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Fort Knox



Treasure!

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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #74
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Hradcany Castle, Prague




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The history of the castle stretches back to the 9th century (870). The first walled building was the church of Our Lady. The Basilica of Saint George and the Basilica of St. Vitus were founded in the first half of the 10th century. The first convent in Bohemia was founded in the castle, next to the church of St. George. A Romanesque palace was erected here during the 12th century. In the 14th century, under the reign of Charles IV the royal palace was rebuilt in Gothic style and the castle fortifications were strengthened. In place of rotunda and basilica of St. Vitus began building of a vast Gothic church, that have been completed almost six centuries later. During the Hussite Wars and the following decades the Castle was not inhabited. In 1485 King Ladislaus II Jagello begins to rebuild the castle. The massive Vladislav Hall (built by Benedikt Rejt) was added to the Royal Palace. Then were also built new defence towers on the northern side of the castle. A big fire of 1541 destroyed large parts of the castle. Under Habsburgs some new buildings in renaissance style appeared here. Ferdinand I built Belvedere, summer palace for his wife Anne. Rudolph II used Prague Castle as his main residence. He founded the northern wing of the palace, with the Spanish Hall, where his precious artistic collections were exhibited. Second Prague defenestration in 1618 began the Bohemian Revolt. During the subsequent wars the Castle was damaged and dilapidated. Many works from the collection of Rudolph II were looted by Swedes in 1648, in the course of the Thirty Years' War. The last major rebuilding of the castle was carried out by Queen Maria Theresa in the second half of the 18th century. Ferdinand V after abdication in 1848 chose Prague Castle as his home.

In 1918 the castle became the seat of the president of the new Czechoslovak Republic. The New Royal Palace and the gardens were renovated by Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik. Renovations continued in 1936 under Plečnik's successor Pavel Janák.

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia during World War II, Prague Castle became the headquarters of Reinhard Heydrich, the "Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia". It is said that he placed the Bohemian crown on his head, believing himself to be a great king; old legends say that a usurper who places the crown on his head is doomed to die within a year.[2] Less than a year after assuming power, Heydrich was assassinated.

After the liberation of Czechoslovakia, it housed the offices of the communist Czechoslovak government. During the Velvet Revolution, Alexander Dubček, the leader of Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring, appeared on a balcony overlooking Wenceslas Square to hear throngs of protesters below shouting "Dubček to the castle!" As they pushed for him to take his seat as president of the country at Prague Castle, he embraced the crowd as a symbol of democratic freedom.

After Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the castle became the seat of the Head of State of the new Czech Republic. Similar to what Masaryk did with Plečnik, president Václav Havel commissionned Bořek Šípek to be the architect of post-communism Prague Castle's necessary improvements in particular of the facelift of the Castle's Gallery of paintings.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 02:10 AM   #75
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Did they not throw people out of the windows of the castle from time to time? Kind of a time honored tradition or so?
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Moscow Kremlin







Kazan Kremlin



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Kolomna Kremlin (remains)



Novgorod Kremiln





Solovetsky Monastery





Pskov Kremlin



Rostov Kremlin



Tobolsk Kremlin



Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin



Tula Kremlin



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Old June 11th, 2008, 07:38 AM   #77
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Serbia's castles

Belgrade




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Smederevo

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Golubac


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Maglic

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Doboj

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Vranduk







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Some Scottish castles...
Glamis Castle ( reputed to be the most haunted building in the world )..
[IMG]http://i29.************/2ymx4w1.jpg[/IMG]

Dunnottar Castle..( this castle inspired Bram Stoker to write 'Dracula' )
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Linlithgow Palace ( included because it's about 10 miles from my home )
[IMG]http://i32.************/2hi6lna.jpg[/IMG]

Inverary Castle
[IMG]http://i30.************/9gc11d.jpg[/IMG]

Eilean Donan Castle...( the star of many movies..such as 'Highlander' )
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Skibo Castle ( where Madonna was married..)
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Balmoral ( the Queen's 'hunting lodge' )
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Stirling Castle..
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Urquhart Castle ( looking out over the mysterious Loch Ness )
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Fyvie Castle
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..and of course..Edinburgh Castle.
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Edit: Posted palaces...wrong thread. Where's the palaces around the world thread?

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El Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

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