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Old September 1st, 2009, 10:41 AM   #121
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Old September 16th, 2009, 05:10 PM   #122
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Lovely thread. There sure are some amazing castles posted here even though some of them more are like ruins but all very cool. Different arcitecture depending on country aswell. Sweden have many castle but they are a bit smaller than the castles more south in europe. But they have the age and many of them are quite nice. Some of the palaces did I post in the palace thread insted.

Here are some swedish castles

Gripsholms castle




Kalmar castle




Skokloster castle (this one is perhaps more a palace?)




Trolleholm castle




Stora sundby castle




Lńck÷ castle




Borgholm castle ruin




Kungńlvs fort ruin




This magnificent castle was located in central stockholm but burnt down 1697. It was repleaced with the "new" royal palace.




Teleborg castle

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Old September 30th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #123
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 01:38 AM   #124
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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #125
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Amazing thread! I love castles!
Here is one from my country:

Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine

The Khotyn Fortress (Ukrainian: Хотинська фортеця) is a fortification complex located on the shores of the Dniester River in Khotyn, Chernivtsi Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. Construction on the current fortress was started in 1325, while major improvements were made in the 1380s and in the 1460s.

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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #126
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Arundel Castle, West Sussex





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Old October 6th, 2009, 01:38 AM   #127
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Here's a funny one: Almere Castle (Netherlands).

Almere is a new town, serving as a suburb of Amsterdam located on artificial land east of Amsterdam. It's an ambitious town, it has grown from 0 to 200.000 inhabitants in 30 years. With this amition also comes a desire to create an identity and even a history. Many people get married in Almere, but there is not really a scenic place to do so. Also there is apparently room for a good hotel and conference facilities.

So some developer decided it was a good idea to build a castle in this new town. Unfortunately halfway through the construction of this castle, the developer ran out of money. The required zoning changes, which would have given room to additional housing development around the castle, were rejected by the city council. So Almere got more history than they bargained for: Instead of a castle, they got a ruin.

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Old October 6th, 2009, 01:59 AM   #128
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We don't have much in the way of castles here, as the natives didn't build them. There is The Paine, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It now serves as the city's art museum.



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Lots of neat castles in this thread.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #129
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Kamyanets-Podilsky Castle, Ukraine

It is unclear exactly when Kamyanets-Podilsky Castle was built but some historians believe it was 11-12th century, some believe it was 13-14th century.


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Old October 12th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #130
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For obvious reasons we have no real castles in North America, only fake ones built by fabulously rich robber barons of the early 20th century! Here is our local one in Toronto, romantically called Casa Loma:





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Old October 12th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #131
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NORTH AMERICAN CASTLES ( MEXICO)

QUOTE, Taller Better.... (For obvious reasons we have no real castles in North America, only fake ones built by fabulously rich robber barons of the early 20th century!)





Here are some examples of Castles in North american built many years before the dawn of the XX century.



Chapultepec Castle

This castle,an icon on Mexico's history. It's history dates back to the 14th Century Perched on top of Chapultepec Hill in Mexico Cityĺs Chapultepec district, the castle, once the home of the Spanish Viceroys, is now a museum. Located right in the middle of Chapultepec Park, itĺs the only castle in North America that has been used as residence by a ruling European sovereign.




















Santa Cecilia Castle was constructed in the XVII century.
surrounded by the great colonial and cultural setting of Guanajuato,Mexico.
















Hernan Cortez Castle

When the Spanish arrived, the Tlahuica were fiercely loyal to the Aztec empire, savagely resisting the advance of the conquistadors. In April 1521, they were finally overcome, and Cortes torched the city. Destroying the city pyramid, Cortes used the stones to build a Castle on the pyramid's base.






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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #132
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Lovely pictures! Absolutely beautiful. When I composed my first entry I should have followed my
first instinct of saying "The USA and Canada". However, regarding this statement:

"It's history dates back to the 14th Century when an Aztec King started to built it."


The buildings shown are of European influenced design, so I think it can be safely pointed out that the original design as envisioned by the Aztec King would have looked nothing like the existing colonial architecture. As we know, Columbus sailed the ocean at the end of the 15th century (1492, to be exact), and
European settlers really began no form of architecture till the 16th Century.

The lovely buildings you show are indeed older than Casa Loma, but are still copies of European styles popular back in the Mother Country at the time.
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Lovely pictures! Absolutely beautiful. When I composed my first entry I should have followed my
first instinct of saying "The USA and Canada". However, regarding this statement:

"It's history dates back to the 14th Century when an Aztec King started to built it."


The buildings shown are of European influenced design, so I think it can be safely pointed out that the original design as envisioned by the Aztec King would have looked nothing like the existing colonial architecture. As we know, Columbus sailed the ocean at the end of the 15th century (1492, to be exact), and
European settlers really began no form of architecture till the 16th Century.

The lovely buildings you show are indeed older than Casa Loma, but are still copies of European styles popular back in the Mother Country at the time.
Yes yout right! i was still editing the reply but you bet me to it...lol Greetings from Mexico!
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #134
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I wish I were in sunny Mexico just now! However, I am doing my best to plan a winter holiday in my beloved Puerto Vallarta! In the meantime I have to make do with going to Mexican restaurants, eating and drinking your food and beer, and pretending that I am there!
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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:31 PM   #135
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For obvious reasons we have no real castles in North America, only fake ones built by fabulously rich robber barons of the early 20th century! Here is our local one in Toronto, romantically called Casa Loma:





I came here once. its amazing from the inside! I think this should be North america's top castles!
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It is also connected via underground tunnel to the rather fantastical horse stables. One half expects to see a drawbridge and moat! :



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Msaylha Castle, Lebanon

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Saint Gilles
Tripoli, Lebanon

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Byblos castle, Lebanon
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Sea Castle
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Old October 13th, 2009, 06:15 AM   #138
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Pythian Castle - Springfield, MO

Built in 1913...It's pretty small, but hey...



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Old October 13th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #139
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A lot of you guys are not even posting castles (in the traditional sense). They are palaces aka chÔteaux.
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"A lot of you guys are not even posting castles (in the traditional sense)"

yes, we are aware that they are not true ancient castles.
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