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Outrageous Beauty of Medieval Castles


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#1    OverSword

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

Outrageous Beauty of Medieval Castles


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:05 PM

nice!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

Castles are so awesome, but a bugger to heat in the winter!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:50 PM

So cool! Thanks for posting!


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 05:25 PM

Nice, Went on holiday last week and I went to Bamburgh Castle which was mentioned in the article, It was awesome, Didn't like the prices in the gift shop though.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 05:32 PM

I can't imagine wearing all the huge garb women used to wear trying to get up those tiny winding stairways. I'd break my neck...they don't call me Grace for nothing. :D


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 05:36 PM

I like to think of them both as stationary killing machines and monuments for projecting outward, taxable power onto the country side.

Just remember Lawrence of Arabia, who was brutally raped by the Turkish officer in WWI, was ostentatiously in the holy land to study crusader castles.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:34 PM

thanks for the Spectacular tour OverSword .    I mainly just looked at the pictures ...  Awesome cribs!  

I'd guess that some of the interiors were quite lavish and decorative?   In movies they  tend to show castles in the state that we find most of them today ... but i bet they weren't all so bleak?

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 10:28 PM

View Postlightly, on 24 August 2014 - 06:34 PM, said:

thanks for the Spectacular tour OverSword . I mainly just looked at the pictures ...  Awesome cribs!  

I'd guess that some of the interiors were quite lavish and decorative?   In movies they  tend to show castles in the state that we find most of them today ... but i bet they weren't all so bleak?

Quite near to where I grew up you find this castle. It is certainly not a bleak place.
By the way this castle is VERY famous, but can anyone tell me why ? ;)

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 02:39 AM

View PostNoteverythingisaconspiracy, on 24 August 2014 - 10:28 PM, said:

Quite near to where I grew up you find this castle. It is certainly not a bleak place.
By the way this castle is VERY famous, but can anyone tell me why ? ;)

Because David Hasselhoff spends his holiday there?


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 02:43 AM

View PostOverSword, on 25 August 2014 - 02:39 AM, said:

Because David Hasselhoff spends his holiday there?

While he is good he will never be this good;

http://youtu.be/4pIc6-vO1l4?t=1m22s

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 02:50 AM

View Postbubblykiss, on 25 August 2014 - 02:43 AM, said:

While he is good he will never be this good;

http://youtu.be/4pIc6-vO1l4?t=1m22s
Dude!  NONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What the hell?


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:52 AM

View PostOverSword, on 25 August 2014 - 02:39 AM, said:

Because David Hasselhoff spends his holiday there?

I hope not !

The reason why the castle is famous is because it is the setting of Shakespears Hamlet !

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:04 PM

My 'local' castle.........

Leeds Castle, near Maidstone Kent. Built in 1119 as a Norman stronghold and subsequently used by Henry VIII as a residence for his first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Said to be the most beautiful castle in England.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:11 PM

View PostOverSword, on 25 August 2014 - 02:50 AM, said:

Dude!  NONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What the hell?

I know, it is sooooo good that you are overwhelmed by joy and delight.

Did you enjoy the part where he laughs in the most creepy way humanly possible behind the women in the band?

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