Castles

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  1. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Until this post I always thought 'folly' meant something else, and your comments about the stairways hit the mark about something I probably would never have known about otherwise. <<<Thanks>>>

    When I looked up castles in the U.S. I was amazed at how many of them were exact copies of real castles in Europe.
     
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  3. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    I seem to remeber someone having one moved to the US stone by stone from (was it) Ireland?
     
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  5. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Just a bit of trivia in relation to spiral staircases. Interesting to me, anyway.

     
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  7. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    I think it is called Greek revival. Maybe ?

    I built many of spiral and circular staircases . With beautiful multiple woods that any one appreciative of the beauty of wood would admire. People in the know have come from England just to photograph the beauty . This is the comment I liked best from a guy from Alabama . He said Quote . The craftsman where I live think they are craftsman . I got to take a picture so I can show them real craftsmanship . How they like to dream . I have turned my own ballasts and newel posts after segmenting complimentary naturally colored . Shaping the rail it self is the hardest cause it don't look like a circle . More of a snake than anything . On of my best had a secret compartment undetectable , Now that was fun doing that mow fow. I call Me work peoples personal stairways to heaven cause usually a younger couples bedroom be at the top of the stairs. You got it ! A setting like that makes babies . A baby making strairway to heaven . Like a cigarette machine makes cigarettes
     
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  8. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    How strange. IF they were actually left-handed then, as can be envisaged from the diagram, they disadvantaged themselves by having the staircase go the "wrong" way round.

    It would free up an attacker's right hand. Admittedly they'd still be able to fight, but who wants a fair fight while defending their own home?
     
  9. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    That might have been the old family frient Randolf Hearst. He bought butt loads of statues and columns I know that for sure ( Unless the tour guide was fucking evil bastard filling my void with things unreal) No I remember there beauty . I think them not fake
     
  10. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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

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    I think that was it.

    Here in Florida there is a famous mystery castle that was also moved stone by stone:

    http://www.labyrinthina.com/coral.htm

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  13. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Some more interesting fantasy castles:

    The cliffside castle is a great concept to limit where you can be attacked from.

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    Red hot lava adds a nice touch to this castle.

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    This one you got to love the flying dragons and scenic waterfall.

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  14. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Also tends to limit the number of ways you get to run away!
     
  15. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    Where is the good ole valor? Fight to the death!
     
  16. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Very nice fantasy castles, KJ. A bit of the closet romantic in you?

    Ah......the ever pragmatic and practical presence raises a valid concern.

    For that reason, one should keep a horse close to hand, trained to come to it's owner's signal....

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  17. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    To escape from a cliffside castle, one would need a flying dragon, not a horse.
     
  18. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    That elevator looks good to me, if I'm not to far back in line.

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

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    OK, I can see fleeing if the horse or flying dragon is handy, maybe even a flying horse, but only after we have exhausted the hot tar.

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    Just getting into the spirit for the Rays baseball game tonight. Look for us on the third base side, upper deck, GO RAYS!
     
  20. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    If your talking about dragons, I always enjoy the fire breathers.

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    This castle from Final Fantasy IV has limited access. Would take a very determined large attack force to beat them.

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    This is a grim looking castle is called the dark ones liar.

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  21. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not sure this is a realistically possible bridge.
     
  22. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I see what you mean. I tried to estimate the length of the bridge and it looks to be 200-300 feet at least. They must be using some pretty good cement.

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