Castles

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  1. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I believe this is a unique picture of a castle posted earlier. For this photo it's called cloud castle.

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  3. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Well What can I say, Draculas Castle Bran Transylvania Romania. I was surprised, but had to post it.

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  5. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Awesome picture of Castle Bran, KJ. Good find!

    There is something about castles, their duration and history, that goes well with a misty image.......shrouded in the cloak of time, metaphorically speaking.....

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  7. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    This is a classic picture, Lightning Over Alcazar Castle Segovia Spain
    How many old horror pictures feature castles and lightning?

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  8. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Malbork Castle Poland, a cool looking castle.

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    Castle For Sale in New Jersey USA
    1902 Renovated Castle. 14,000 10 Acres.
    Asking Price: $4,800,000 USD (Negotiable)

    Built in 1902 Kip's Castle is a medieval-style mansion on 10.5 wooded acres overlooking the unmistakable beauty of the New York City skyline. Although built at the turn-of-the-century, Kip's Castle and the surrounding property been immaculately preserved and successfully converted into a modern, professional office facility and presently occupied and owned by one of New Jersey's most prestigious law firms.

    The Buildings: The main building, which is fully powered and equipped with a modern HVAC system totals 14,131 square feet. It has a large kitchen. An adjacent carriage house offers an additional 5,000 square feet of totally renovated office space for a total of 19,131 square feet of elegant and historic space with all the modern conveniences. This totally unique property is unparalleled for the discriminating buyer and company that seeks to locate to a the ultimate office space available in New Jersey.

    The Property: The location of Kip's Castle. set away from the routine traffic and noise. This location provides a quiet and elegant environment, ideal for any real estate need. Nearby Montclair offers a bounty of quality amenities. Located high on a mountainside, the location offers magnificent views of the New York City skyline as well as the northern New Jersey landscaped. The property is professionally landscaped and maintained. Easy access to northern New Jersey's major thoroughfares is quick and easy. Only 20-30 minutes to Manhattan.


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  11. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Since this topic is about castles, I thought it appropriate to include sandcastles.

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  12. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Here's another interesting piece of work in ice.

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  14. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Ice castles, that was a nice find. Doesn't Iceland build an ice hotel every year that you can pay big money to stay at?

    I don't know how much more life this topic has, but it won't be complete until we've included some unique fantasy castles.

    Glacier Castle by Drawing Ni

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    Waterfall Castle matte art

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    TN-The Eyrie

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  15. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Oh ye of little faith, lol..... I rather suspect that there remains considerable on the topic of castles that we have yet to cover.

    Perhaps it may be that you grow easily bored with a topic?

    I have wondered why you seem to start a new topic more frequently than most of the other posters. Please do not take this as a criticism in any way, as it certainly adds to the mix at the forum.

    It was merely an observation of mine.

    For my next presentation on the topic of this thread, I give you the Chess piece, commonly called 'Rook'.

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    A rook (♖ ♜ borrowed from Persian رخ rokh, Sanskrit रथ rath, "chariot") is a piece in the strategy board game of chess. In the past the piece was called the castle, tower, marquess, rector, and comes (Sunnucks 1970). The old-fashioned term "castle" is technically incorrect.[1][2] Each player starts with two rooks, one in each of the corners nearest his own side.

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  16. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    That must be restoration from the original . The Tudor work tells Me that . I don't know ? Feels like Tudor styling came after Dracula . Maybe not ? I am thinking it so thou . Don't have time to check the dates now . I might forget latter so it will have to stay a mystery in my little convoluted brain
     
  17. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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  18. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Cool, Quantum.

    Here is another view from the link you posted.

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  19. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    TY SZ

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    . Has anyone found a good haunted castle?
     
  20. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Fantasy castles alone, could keep this thread indefinitely, for they can be constructed anew indefinitely.

    I am of the opinion that castles may figure more in the fantasies of females than males.......? :bugeye: Any thoughts on that? I'm thinking perhaps conditioning from the 'Cinderella Syndrome.'

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  21. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't see any castle in that pic :shrug:

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  22. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I am hoping for more input on this subject, but it has slowed a bit. Also, my posting of additional topics, has nothing to do with my being bored with any of my topics. Whenever I find something I want to post, I like to put it out there ASAP, or I may not get around to it at all. Some topics are time sensitive as you know from the Italian earthquake fault trial you posted. I try to give all my post equal attention, but I am human and do like some posts better than others. I love castles of all kinds, and really like some of the rare photographic shots that are close to being a once in a lifetime shot. A good photographer is so under appreciated, but not by me. Also, I am hoping that some of our forum members might have some personal pictures they might want to posts along with the story that goes with them. (Example Dywyddyr's posting to this topic.)

    However the term castle or castling is a very important move in chess and it can't be done without a rook.
     
  23. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm, interestingly the picture on the right shows a way of telling what may be a real castle from a folly or "rich man's toy castle" (viz. the castle/ palace in KJK's first post). We have a couple of "castles" in the UK that actually aren't.
    The stairs go the wrong way.
    A true castle is configured to hamper invaders coming upstairs, so they turn to the right as you rise. This means that not only is the sword arm against the newel (central pillar of the staircase) hampering a decent swing but also exposes the invader's left hand side first to allow a strike as he appears.
     

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