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Foreign Castles and Palaces

I was inspired by the thread on Scottish Castles to start this one on foreign castles and palaces.

At Easter 1975 I was going on trip to the Rhineland and liked the photo on my guide book so much, I decided to go there and take one myself.




The castle is Burg Gutenfels and it is above the town of St. Goarshausen.  The castle on the island is Die Pfalze.  The Lorelei is the large rock on the left hand side just where the Rhine disappears round the bend.  (The Lorelei is a bit like Dunbarton rock)




Imp
Beano

Great photo hillmanimp...some more for your thread  

Sohail Castle  Fuengirola





Gibraltar

hillmanimp

Beano wrote:
Great photo hillmanimp...some more for your thread  

Sohail Castle  Fuengirola



Nice ones Beano!  I called the thread castels and palaces because I have visited a number of both over the years.  I just have to get around to scanning them.  Hopfully other forumistas have visited other interesting places too and share their photos.

Imp
hillmanimp

Versailles  August 1975

View from the back.  Normal 50mm lens, no wide angle lens so couldn't get all of it in.





Inside!   The hall of mirrors.  Again couldn't get it all in.






Imp
Doog Doog

Nice ones guys
hillmanimp

Granada April 1979

Inside the Alhambra


















Imp
Doog Doog

Nice.
hillmanimp

Neuschwanstein in Bavaris.

Built by King Lugwig II and used in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

This one is a post card







Hohenschwangau where Ludwig had grown up.  It is visible in the post card to the right hand side of the lake.




Imp
Beano

Nice set Imp,well done mate  
Doog Doog

crackers,Imp
hillmanimp

Beano wrote:
Nice set Imp,well done mate  


Hi Beano

You wrote at some point that you are mad keen on castles!

Yesterday I was in a "The Works" shop and bought a cheap 3 DVD set of railway journeys.

One of them is called "Rhine Express" and it has a lot of good views of the castles and forts on the Rhine taken from the river, and from the air.  None from insides though!

I thought you might be interested in checking it out!

Good hunting

Imp
Beano

Imp....thanks mate will check this out  

Castillo Guzmán el Bueno



Castillo de Casares

hillmanimp

I discovered I had a postcard of this castle in France that we didn't manage to visit.

Le Chateau de Joux in the Doubs region.  Eastern France near to Switzerland.




Apologies for the graininess of the scan!

Imp
Beano

Castillo de Castellar Andalucia



El Castillo de Jimena de la Frontera

Lone Groover

hillmanimp wrote:
I discovered I had a postcard of this castle in France that we didn't manage to visit.

Le Chateau de Joux in the Doubs region.  Eastern France near to Switzerland.




Apologies for the graininess of the scan!

Imp



I would have spend ages trying to make that effect ! ! ! ! ! !
hillmanimp

Lone Groover wrote:
hillmanimp wrote:
I discovered I had a postcard of this castle in France that we didn't manage to visit.

Le Chateau de Joux in the Doubs region.  Eastern France near to Switzerland.

Apologies for the graininess of the scan!

Imp



I would have spend ages trying to make that effect ! ! ! ! ! !


Groover

I'll sell you the scanner for a king's ransom  

Strangely, I can scan other things without too much of a problen.  It seems to be mainly PCs and book covers that end up so grainy.  I haven't made any attempt to play with the settings to see if I can reduce the effect, partly as I am just trying to share an impression of something that I don't have otherwise.  I am not trying to pass them off as originals that I have taken.

Imp

p.s. I would love to visit the castle, it looks mighty impressive!
Doog Doog

Witton Castle,Co. Durham.



fastnet

hillmanimp wrote:
Beano wrote:
Nice set Imp,well done mate  


Hi Beano

You wrote at some point that you are mad keen on castles!

Yesterday I was in a "The Works" shop and bought a cheap 3 DVD set of railway journeys.

One of them is called "Rhine Express" and it has a lot of good views of the castles and forts on the Rhine taken from the river, and from the air.  None from insides though!

I thought you might be interested in checking it out!

Good hunting

Imp


That sounds about right..........    
Beano

fastnet wrote:
hillmanimp wrote:
Beano wrote:
Nice set Imp,well done mate  


Hi Beano

You wrote at some point that you are mad keen on castles!

Yesterday I was in a "The Works" shop and bought a cheap 3 DVD set of railway journeys.

One of them is called "Rhine Express" and it has a lot of good views of the castles and forts on the Rhine taken from the river, and from the air.  None from insides though!

I thought you might be interested in checking it out!

Good hunting

Imp


That sounds about right..........    
Doog Doog...crackin set mate.    
Fastnet....your a cheeky boy...       noo wur did ah put ma anorak  
hillmanimp

Re: Foreign Castles and Palaces

hillmanimp wrote:
I was inspired by the thread on Scottish Castles to start this one on foreign castles and palaces.

At Easter 1975 I was going on trip to the Rhineland and liked the photo on my guide book so much, I decided to go there and take one myself.




The castle is Burg Gutenfels and it is above the town of St. Goarshausen.  The castle on the island is Die Pfalze.  The Lorelei is the large rock on the left hand side just where the Rhine disappears round the bend.  (The Lorelei is a bit like Dunbarton rock)




Imp


I have been re-reading about this part of the Rhineland.

Unfortunately I made a mistake in my text.  


The town is Kaub, not St Goarshausen, and the Lorelei is not in the picture.   The photos are taken from the east bank of the Rhine looking upstream.  St Goarshausen and the Lorelei are about 6 miles  further downstream, i.e behind where the photos were taken.

Sorry for any confusion  (of course you were all too polite to point out my mistake  )

Still!  A very beautiful place to visit!

Imp
hillmanimp

Re: Foreign Castles and Palaces

hillmanimp wrote:
I was inspired by the thread on Scottish Castles to start this one on foreign castles and palaces.

At Easter 1975 I was going on trip to the Rhineland and liked the photo on my guide book so much, I decided to go there and take one myself.




The castle is Burg Gutenfels and it is above the town of St. Goarshausen.  The castle on the island is Die Pfalze.  The Lorelei is the large rock on the left hand side just where the Rhine disappears round the bend.  (The Lorelei is a bit like Dunbarton rock)




Imp


For the attention of Beano!!

I happened to watch the first part of Julia Bradbury's German Wanderlust on Friday on BBC2.  It was about exactly this part of the Rhineland.

Some info here.  The programme is still available on  iPlayer for another couple of days!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wbmsq

The programme this coming Friday is on the Bavarian Alps in the area around the castle Neuschwanstein.


Imp
Beano

Imp....many thanks mate watched it this morning on the i-player    
hillmanimp

Beano wrote:
Imp....many thanks mate watched it this morning on the i-player    


It's a pleasure Beano!

Imp
Beano



Moorish Castle Gibraltar
Doog Doog

Nice night shot Beano
Jock58

Hi All

The Moat that surrounds Old Rhodes city, very impressive.



Jock58
cybers


Brougham Castle - Nr Penrith by David C Laurie, on Flickr
st200

Monte Carlo

Prince's Palace at Monaco
cell

Himeji Castle in Japan

fastnet

Cybers.... That is a belter.......

Bamburgh.


Bamburgh castle by john.mcknight, on Flickr
cybers

Love Bamburgh ....
Spend a lot of time in Seahouses but the wee van that sits in trhe car park at Bamburgh is a favourite for Ice Cream.
fastnet


Carlisle castle. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
fastnet

Lowther castle.


Come on in.... by john.mcknight, on Flickr
cybers

Wull a fcuk .... It looks dangerous    
fastnet


Lowther castle. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Gina

Castell Coch just outside Cardiff.  Taken from the right hand seat of a Cessna

Doog Doog

cybers

Rumoured to have been built to repel a Jacobite invasion it also has the rather dubious history of being nothing more than a folly built by a Mitty type landowner who Ironically was also a Scot.


Codgers Fort by David Laurie, on Flickr
cybers


Bamburgh Castle by David Laurie, on Flickr
Dave Carson


The Mansion, Baguio City, Philippines
Official Summer Residence of the country's President when it gets too hot in Manila, Baguio is about 150 miles north of Manila at around 5600ft altitude.
fastnet


Dover castle by John McKnight, on Flickr
fastnet

And not so much a castle but an Abbey and a pavilion.




Buckfast abbey. by John McKnight, on Flickr



Brighton pavillion. by John McKnight, on Flickr
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