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    Posted: 05-Mar-2012 at 19:56
I heard there was a ruined 16th century Spanish fort in America, although other sources claim it was a Napoleonic Martello Tower
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  Quote benzin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Apr-2012 at 10:21
Buda castle after world war II.




The original castle was built at 1243 after the mongolian conquest. It has been reconstructed like countless times in history.

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cool beanze 4r castle Ying Yang.
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ha...........Ying Yang

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  Quote lirelou Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Apr-2012 at 23:23
North America has the Citadel at Quebec, Fort San Marcos in Saint Augustine Florida, and, of course, Castillo San Cristobal and Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. These last two were part of the largest Spanish defenses in the Americas, in conjunction with El Morro castle in Havana, Cuba, and San Felipe de Barajas castle in Cartagena, Colombia, and San Lorenzo castle at the mouth of the Chagras River on the Caribbean side of Panama, all of which are still standing.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Apr-2012 at 10:09
Originally posted by Nick1986

I heard there was a ruined 16th century Spanish fort in America, although other sources claim it was a Napoleonic Martello Tower
 
 
Ft. San Marcos.  It's outside of Charleston SC.  Castillo San Marcos is in St Augustine Florida, it was completed ca. 1688.  It's in pristine condition, Ft San Marcos is only ruins.
 
                        
 
Castillo De San Marcos as it looks today.  I was there in the mid 60's.  The fort's outer defenses have been rebuilt since then.
It was first attacked in 1702, and again in 1740.  It was never taken.
 
 
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  Quote Don Quixote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Apr-2012 at 19:15
The Bulgarian castle "Baba Vida" - has 3 levels of buildings in it:
- 1-4 century AD - Roman
- Medieval Bulgarian 10-14 century AD
- Ottoman - 14-19 century AD
This cite http://www.bulgariancastles.com/bulgariancastles/en/fortress-baba-vida-en has interactive maps, a history article, map /most lamentably only in Bulgarian/ and pictures. I have a cardboard model on it that I plan to make one day, if I have a place to put it.
http://www.bulgariancastles.com/bulgariancastles/pictures/vida/vida-01.jpg

A model of it
http://www.bulgariancastles.com/bulgariancastles/pictures/vida/vida-03.jpg


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  Quote benzin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Apr-2012 at 11:57
Proud castle of Krasznahorka


If you ever thought about chances of surviving in a castle fire..

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Belvedere Castle, in Central Park in New York
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  Quote Sixteen String Jack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Apr-2013 at 12:32
Krasznahorka Castle is not the only castle to be devastated by fire
 
Windsor Castle in Berkshire, in southern England, is one of the homes of the Royal Family.  It is the largest inhabited castle in the world, and has been occupied since the reign of Henry I in the 12th Century.  It withstood a prolonged siege during the First Barons' War at the start of the 13th Century.
 
 
But back on Friday 20th November 1992, many must have thought this huge castle was lost forever when it was devastated by fire. 

The fire began in The Queen's Private Chapel when a spotlight ignited a curtain.  The major part of the State Apartments was soon ablaze putting at risk one of the world's greatest collections of art.

It wasn't until 8pm that night that the blaze was finally under control, but a further three hours until it was extinguished.   Firemen removed furniture and works of art from the endangered apartments, including a 150-foot long table, and a 120-foot long carpet from the Waterloo Chamber, to the safety of the castle Riding School. Also removed, in an enormous logistics exercise, were 300 clocks, a collection of miniatures, many thousands of valuable books and manuscripts, and old Master drawings from the Royal Library.  On fire officers' instructions heavy chests and tables were left behind. All items were placed on giant sheets of plastic on the North Terrace and in the Quadrangle, and the police called in dozens of removal vans from a large part of the Home Counties to carry items to other parts of the Castle.
 
 
There had been no serious injuries, and no deaths. Dean Lansdale (aged 21), a decorator in the Private Chapel, was burnt while removing pictures (of which he had rescued three). He was moved to the royal surgery, and then to hospital.  Christopher Lloyd, the Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures, suffered a suspected heart attack, while five firemen were taken to hospital, two with hypothermia, three with minor burns and dust in their eyes.

The major loss was to the fabric of the Castle. The false roof above St George's Hall and the void beneath the floors for coal trucks had allowed the fire to spread. It burnt as far as the Chester Tower. Several ceilings collapsed. Apartments burnt included the Crimson Drawing Room (which was completely gutted), the Green Drawing Room (badly damaged, though only partially destroyed, by smoke and water), and The Queen's Private Chapel (including the double-sided nineteenth century Henry Willis organ in the gallery between St George's Hall and Private Chapel, oak panelling, glass, and the altar).

St George's Hall partially survived, with the wall largely intact, but with the ceiling collapsed. The State Dining Room (in the Prince of Wales Tower; which was badly damaged, as was the fabric of the tower), and the Grand Reception Room (80% severely damaged, though 20% of the ceiling was eventually saved) were also devastated.

Smaller apartments damaged or destroyed (and over 100 rooms were involved in the fire) included the Star Chamber, Octagon Room, Brunswick Tower, Cornwall Tower, Prince of Wales Tower (badly damaged), Chester Tower (badly damaged), Holbein Room, and the Great Kitchen (which lost its plaster cove, and most of its mediæval timber).

The external wall above the bay window of the Crimson Drawing Room (between the Prince of Wales and Chester Towers) was seriously calcified.

The Waterloo Chamber was undamaged, as were the Grand Vestibule, Rubens Room, Ante-Throne Room, Throne Room, Ball Room, Serving Room, and China Closet (which was not affected although it was surrounded by the fire). Overall some 80% of the area of the staterooms was undamaged.

Fortuitously the seven most seriously damaged rooms had largely been emptied the previous day for rewiring. The Castle had just completed an 18-month phase of rewiring in most of the rooms destroyed.

Items from the Royal Collection lost included the Sir William Beechey equestrian portrait George III at a Review, which was too large to remove from its frame; a large late 1820s sideboard by Morel and Seddon (18 feet long); several pieces of porcelain; several chandeliers; as well as the Willis organ; and the 1851 Great Exhibition Axminster carpet partly burnt.

The first, structural, stage of the restoration was completed May 1996. Final fitting out, which was originally planned to finish by spring 1998, occurred on 17th November 1997.
 
1992 was a bad year for the Queen.  Known as her "Annus Horribilis", it was not only the year of the Windsor Castle fire but was also the year in which her son Prince Charles announced that he and Princess Diana were to separate; her second son the Duke of York and his wife the Duchess of York announced they were to separate, too (and scandalous pictures of the Duchess kissing another man appeared in the tabloids); and, believe it or not, it was the year her daughter the Princess Royal divorced her husband Captain Mark Phillips.  The year also saw the Princess of Wales' tell-all book, Diana, Her True Story, being published.
 


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  Quote yomud Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Apr-2013 at 15:10
well this is not a castle but it's old :D






tomb of khalid nabi and chupan atta it's from 5 and 10 A.D but there are some there tomb from time of 7000 bc but they worship dicks






there are some stone Statue jug lagend said they turn into stone by wrath of god


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Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes

 from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea

"In the middle of 13th century, Genoeses were actively trading all over Mediterranean and Black Sea. Genoeses were originally inhabitant of Genoa, the city and Mediterranean seaport in north-western Italy. It was the capital of Genoa Province and of Liguria region.

In the eastern Mediterranean, Genoeses was greatly advanced by the Treaty of Nymphaeum (1261) with the Byzantine emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus, in exchange for the aid to the Byzantine reconquest of Constantinople, actually ousted the Venetians from the straits leading to the Black Sea.

As general Genoeses had possessions from 11th century to 19th century for nearly eight centuries over Mediterranean and Black Sea. Their main hub in Anatolia was Galata (Pera) in İstanbul.

"Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Route from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea" comprise some of the noticable trading ports situated in areas where the Genoese influence is still be observed. The property consists of five forts (Yoros, Foça, Çandarlı, Amasra, Akçakoca, Sinop) and one tower (Galata)."

http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5825/

Foça Fortress : not much thing left. It is located on that cape

       

Çandarlı Fortress           

Galata Tower: One of the three major symbol of Istanbul        

 Yoros Fortress

Akçakoca Fortress : not much thing left

Amasra Fortress: İt is on small island near the shore

Sinop Fortress: It is on the isthmus

        



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Short video of the capture of the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire by the Turks in 1393 years. The text is in Bulgarian, but there are many pictures of the city fortifications and ruins.


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File:Royal Castle Warsaw.jpg
Royal Castle at the beginning of the 20th century

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Royal Castle ruins, 1945

The Castle today

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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Aug-2013 at 11:03
Originally posted by yomud

well this is not a castle but it's old :D






tomb of khalid nabi and chupan atta it's from 5 and 10 A.D but there are some there tomb from time of 7000 bc but they worship dicks






there are some stone Statue jug lagend said they turn into stone by wrath of god

Is that a watchtower?
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  Quote Ollios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Aug-2013 at 13:46
Originally posted by Nick1986

Originally posted by yomud

 



tomb of khalid nabi and chupan atta it's from 5 and 10 A.D but there are some there tomb from time of 7000 bc but they worship dicks

Is that a watchtower?

tomb of khalid nabi and chupan atta
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  Quote Ollios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2013 at 02:57
Kale-i Sultaniye in Dardanelles


Castle of Tenedos


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Kov Castle in Pontus Highlands


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