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    Posted: 19-Feb-2006 at 17:08

Below are some other pictures from me:



Ruins of Durani Empire's Outposts


Ali Masjid Aerial Map in 1919


Fortress of Herat


Darulaman Palace (Qasr-e-Darulaman), Kabul
(This Palace was established by great Afghan leader Amir Amanullah Khan and was destroyed during civil war in 1992)


Presidential Palace of Afghanistan (Arg-e-Milli Afghanistan), Kabul


The Ghazni Fortress


Menar-e-Jam
An 800 year old landmark of civilisation alone in Afghanistan's Hostile mountain terrain. Traditionally built as "Landmarks of Islam", a minaret's purpose is to povide a vantage point for the mullah to call the Muslim faithful to prayer.  Hidden deep in the mountains of Ghowr province of Afghanistan, this unique monument has survived the ravages of 800 years, which includs the marauding hordes of Genghis Khan and the over 30 years of civil wars.


Arch of Bost (Qala-e-Bost )
It's the remaining parts of an arch in the town of Bost, Bost is the site of the ancient buildings, ramparts and towers of what was once a capital of the Ghaznevid Empire.

Arch of Victory (Taq-e-Zafar), Paghman Kabul
Once Afghans finaly got their independence from Britain in 1919, this monument was created as a sign of Independence.



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  Quote Gharanai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Feb-2006 at 15:38
Very nice pictures, and special thanks to Afghanan, I really liked those fantastic pictures that I was looking for since a while. thanks alot.


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  Quote Afghanan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Feb-2006 at 20:03

Old Walls over Kabul City

Old Fort in Herat

Ancient Tower of a Destroyed Fort in Ghazni

Bala Hissar, Kabul

Old Castle in Bamyan

Red Fortress in Bamyan

Farah, Afghanistan

Old Watch Tower from Destroyed Castle in Badakhshan, Afghanistan

Ancient Fort in Bamyan

Ancient Castle walls around Balkh (Bactria) - Afghanistan

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A lot of homes in Afghanistan resemble Castles with watch towers and thick walls:

These are actually peoples Homes, not castles. 

 

 

 

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Another breathtaking view of Neuschwanstien...

 

 

    

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  Quote Behi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Feb-2006 at 17:30

Rayen Castle - Rayen, Kerman

Built in the same style as the Bam Citadel, but much smaller, the Rayen Castle is located in the small city of Rayen south of Kerman.

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  Quote kotumeyil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Feb-2006 at 02:37

Yes I know, a poor and tough neighborhood. One of my friends is a teacher at Hac Bayram primary school close to there. She tells me a lot about what's happening there and the life-styles of those people. However I like to walk around there and to see people in their everyday life. Also it's a nice historical place...

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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Feb-2006 at 01:53
Originally posted by kotumeyil

Citadel of Ankara (my home city). The orange buildings below the picture are brothels

 

if brothels mean whorehoueses then you are right ...

i actually attend the school right next to it for a year ...

just becouse my dad was the teacher .. not a good neigborhood to live at ....

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  Quote Drunt Ba'adur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Feb-2006 at 13:53
An Impressive but useless castle


This is the famous castle of Neuschwanstein. Castles in Disney films were inspired by this one. It was build  by  Ludwig II of Bavaria(during XIX century) who was nearly crazy but also a patron. I would like to visit the castle one day


Cathars castles are also impressive. They are all on the top of the mountains and some of them are really big

EDIT:And I've also forgot Krak des Chaveliers. Impressive


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  Quote Theodore Felix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Feb-2006 at 15:52
Most casltes of Albania are in the Byzantine style. They are generally small since the terrain it is built on is rarely flat. and usually since the terrain is so mountaneous they involve simply a wall to surround the naturally difficult to access area. Thats why it took the ottomans so long to conquer it.

Kruja Castle



Not much left of it, but it goes to show just how heavy the siges were. But there is deep national attachment to it.

Gjirokaster Castle




Berat Castle



Berat, a bastardization of the name Belgrad, the original name of the city given after the Bulgarian conquest became a Byzantine style castle in its later days and because a Ottoman city afterwards. it was unique because it had its own sewer system.



Within it are the remains of numerous churches.





Many more. But pics are hard to find.

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Probably one of the most famous castles of Albania is the Venetian castle called Rozafa.



It contained numerous churches, Byzantine and Venetian. The Venetian ones have nearly dissappeared while many of the Byzantine ones were converted into mosques by the Turk



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  Quote Svyturys Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2006 at 05:11

2. Trakai castle

It's my favourite.

Building finished on 1409 years. Was most strongest, and most lofty castle in Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Gothic, brick-field castle built by France example by up-to-the-minute projects.

Guess, you like it



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  Quote Svyturys Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2006 at 05:07

I want to write here about Lithuanian, Belarusian castles (you know Belarus was also part of Grand Duchy of Lithuania, so there are some castles of Lithuanians)

1. Medininkai castle:

One of the biggest castle in Lithuania. This memorial of culture was attachmented to ring-fence type of castles. In historiography this castle is datable on XIII-XIV century.

Architecture: The main accent of castle is donjon. Donjon needed to defend gates and bridge. According J. Meko tower was about 30 metres tall.

 

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  Quote Cyprus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Dec-2005 at 07:52
This is a Romantic ruin of castle near my home city(Beclav in Czech republic). It is called Janv hrad(shortly Janohrad) which means Johns castle..it was built by the order of prince John of Lichtenstein.


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  Quote Ikki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Dec-2005 at 12:34
Originally posted by JiNanRen

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A wonderful fortress JiNanRen, very very impressive NW frontier?


Originally posted by Land of Aryan


Bam


I'm sure, the Thousand Nights and one Night must borned here. How are the reconstruction works advancing??

Originally posted by amir khan

Mehargahr Fortress
Man, is this the Temple of Doom, of Indiana Jones? It is very similar.




Castles of Spain

El Alczar de Segovia


El Alczar de Toledo


Las Murallas de vila (The Walls of vila)


Las Murallas romanas de Lugo (The Roman Walls of Lugo)


Castillo de Coca




El Castillo templario de Ponferrada (Templar Castle of Ponferrada)


Castillo de Mota


Castle of Calatrava la Nueva:




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The Castle of Visegrd:

The construction of the castle was begun in 1247 by king Bla IV. It was one of the several stone-fortification built after the mongol invasion in order to prepare the next attack. Bla IV. even sold the the family jewels of his wife Mary Lascaris to fund the building operations.

This castle became the royal seat under the Angevins and the Holy Crown was kept here until the battle of Mohcs. (In a brief period under Louis the Great the crown of Poland was also kept here.) In 1335 this was the place where the summit of the king of Bohemia, Hungary and Poland was held. (This summit gave the name to the modern Visegrad group or V4). Later It served as an Ottoman border fortress and was recaptured in 1686. AFter this the castle lost its military role and was abandoned. The reconstruction has begun in 1871.

The picture showes the upper castle, the citadell.

The Lower Castle is at the Danube with the donjon (Solomon's Tower).

There is a good link to Hungarian castles:

www.varak.hu

 



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 Mehargarh Fortress

 North India

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  The  Red Fort (Lal Killa)

  Built - Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan (1638-1648)

  Location - Delhi, India

Red Fort, Delhi

Red Fort, Interior

http://www.wonderclub.com/WorldWonders/red_fort_in_india.htm l

 



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Romantic view from a ruined castle in northern pakistan

Baltit Fort, Northern Pakistan

 

Rhotas Fort-Punjab,Pakistan

Built 1540 (Sher Shah Suri)

 

Lahore Fort- Punjab, Pakistan

Lahore Fort- Punjab, Pakistan

 

Derawar fort, Cholistan Desert, Pakistan

Derawar fort

Derawar Fort

 

Hydrabad Fort, Sind, Southern Pakistan

 

 

"Where the streets were washed daily with perfume"

http://creekin.net/c4123-n142-hyderabad-pakistan.html



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  Quote Behi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Nov-2005 at 02:11

Citadel of Karim khane Zand, Shiraz, Iran


The Biggest & the most important building of Zand dynasty in Shiraz. The imposing Citadel of Karim Khan with its 4 circular towers

dominates the city center. This well-preserved fortress was part of the royal courtyard in the time of Zand dynasty. Today it houses

the municipal offices & is not open to visitors.

The area of whole place is 12800 sq.m., the height of each towers is 14 m. Inside the Arg, there are different buildings, the north

building was used in winter, the south building for summer use & west building was for all seasons.

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I read somewhere that the view from the top of Rumelihisari is like the word "Mehmed" in the Ottoman script. I think it looks so except the wall at the bottom of the pic and that wall might have been modified through centuries...



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