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Offline DonaCatalina

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Castles!- Large Photos
« on: May 07, 2008, 08:26:57 AM »
The featured castle for May 7 is:

Castelvecchio - http://www.castellitoscani.com/castelvecchio.htm

Map coordinates 43.433319, 11.003325
The crumbling remains of this ancient italian citadel saw intrigue and betrayal with the Guelphs and Ghibellines in the 13th century. Don't miss the castle map
http://www.castellitoscani.com/castelvecchio_map.htm
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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 02:28:26 PM »
This one is very cool and seems to be in amazing condition considering how old it is. From the map it looks as if it was huge!  Odd how some castles are remarkable perserved and others are almost nothing but a few walls and rubble.

Thanks for keeping this going DonaCatalina! I love Castle of the Day!!  ;D

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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 07:41:15 AM »
nice castle
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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 10:41:43 AM »
Wow!!! That one is so cool!   8)

I'd say the exterior spiral stairs are more than noteworthy!  :o  ;)
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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 12:07:58 AM »
????  The castle featured as "Blois" is Chenonceaux... it spans the river Cher.  It is in the Loire valley, and is not far from Blois, but that's not Blois.

Castle history may say that Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned there, but the time frame does not match up.

There is graffiti carved on the walls throughout the chateau that dates back into the 1500's. 

I love this chateau, and have visited it four times.  We took Grammie and Myryha in 2007.

The long gallery over the river is black marble and white limestone in a checkerboard pattern.  Lovely!

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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 07:01:09 AM »
The featured castle for May 9 is;

Skenfrith
http://www.castlewales.com/sknfrth.html
Skenfrith Castle is the only low-lying fortress of the three castles of Skenfrith, Grosmont and White Castle, now known as the castles of the Trilateral.
Though a castle certainly existed here by 1160 when it came into the king’s hands with Grosmont and White Castle. In 1187 the engineer Ralph Grosmont was instructed by King Henry II to rebuild the castle.

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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008, 05:28:01 PM »
These are all so beautiful. The one for today, it is so pretty, surrounded by rolling hills and the grass looks like velvet and I just want to roll around on it. I want to live there.
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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008, 05:40:46 PM »
Lady Dona...do you take requests?

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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 07:16:42 PM »
Well I was kinda thinking about my home...Castle Doune.

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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008, 08:15:37 PM »
The featured castle for May 10 is;

Doune
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/doune/dounecastle/
Castle Doune may look strangely familiar to fans of Monty Python's Holy Grail.

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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2008, 06:44:34 AM »
The featured castle for May 11 is;
Drum
http://www.castles.org/Chatelaine/DRUM.HTM
The Current Baron & Baroness of Drum still live nearby. Once a week Baron David Irvine, 26th Baron and Chief of the Name,  loads up his gardening tools and maintains the Memorial Holly Grove of the Irvine Clan.


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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2008, 07:00:41 PM »
oh...oh.  Castle Doune!

A few more pics here... http://patsporch.com/CorelPhotoAlbum6/Doune/

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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2008, 08:31:03 PM »
Hello Lady Dona,

I've got a few pictures that I took in 2001 of some castles we visited in England, Scotland and Ireland.

England
Holy Island Castle
Bambrough Castle
Leeds Castle
Tower of London

Scotland
Edinburgh Castle
Glamis Castle

Ireland
Killarney Ross Castle
Cahir Castle
Malahide Castle

If you'd be interested in seeing them, let me know.  Thanks.


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EDIT: After rechecking my notes, it's Ross Castle in Killarney that I took pictures of.
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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008, 06:56:55 AM »
The featured castle for May 12 is;
Malahide
http://www.malahidecastle.com/malahidecastle/default.asp

Malahide has a reputation for being haunted.
http://www.malahidecastle.com/malahidecastle/ghosts.asp
It was occupied by the same family from 1185 to 1973.
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Re: Castle of the Day - Large Photos
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2008, 06:36:01 AM »
The featured castle for May 13 is;

Malaspina
http://www.castellitoscani.com/massa.htm
The great castle looms over the center of the city of Massa
I wish I had some better photos.



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