Castles

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  1. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    While I wouldn't ever like to live in most castles, I do enjoy the architecture and setting of castles. I hope that others that share my liking of castles will post pictures of their favorites. The following castle is Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria Germany. Great looking castle in an incredible setting.

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    Pfft, that's not a castle. It's a 19th century palace.
    A fake.
     
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  5. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Well, if your going to complain, show me a real castle then.
     
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    Cashel Castle in Ireland has nice position on a hill. The best castles always have a good view of the surrounding area.

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    Tintagel, supposed birthplace of King Arthur.
     
  11. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Nice view, bet you get your exercise running up and down those steps?

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    You get even more exercise from the way your heart thuds when you cross the tiny bridge from the "mainland" to that separate peak. It's a long way down!

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    Conwy Castle in Wales. Looks big enough to hold a fairly large army, and the river is a nice touch.

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    Don't you have a rail to hold on to while you cross? How wide are you talking about?
     
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    There's a rail and it's about wide enough for two people to pass each other.

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    Doesn't look bad, but when you're on it...

    Plus, of course, the steps to the bridge aren't exactly tourist-friendly

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    Yeah! Falling down those steps doesn't look survivable. Looks bad even for non-tourist.

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    Being next to the lake is nice, but having a few trees around would sure help. I can't help thinking as far as castles go, that ones kind of ugly.

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  20. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    i thought it beautiful . The picture with the clouds was the best shot . Something about the color captured on the stone was striking . The Architecture looks more 1600ish . Maybe early 1700ish Maybe . O.K. I am going to find out what its all about . That first one you posted Klown ? The Palace ! I got a puzzle on the table the family is working of that Palace . I know that fucking Building well right now . The tree work is driving fucking bonkers


    Interesting it was destroyed about then and was only officially completed in 1932.
     
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    Or perhaps you will find this more to your taste, yet it has been reconstructed several times into an imitation of French castles of the Loire valley.

    Bojnice Castle in Bojnice, Sloakia.

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  23. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you, Me. I'm not surprised that you have an appreciation for both the beauty of the location and the functionality of the structure for you are a builder. Have you ever worked with stone? Fences or gate pillars, chimneys maybe?
     

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