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Old 12-22-2005, 07:17 AM
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Drottningholm Palace
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:23 AM
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Drottningholm Palace
Good choice Hilal; here's a pic:
Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm. Residence of the King & Queen of Sweden.
pic courtesy Pictor

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Old 12-22-2005, 08:04 AM
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Although I am head over heals for the Château de Versailles, I do confess that I would much rather reside in another dear favourite of mine....that being...

Le Château de Fontainebleau (Île-de-France)

(Photo curtesy of Fontainebleau)




I think I'm in love :o

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Old 12-22-2005, 06:11 PM
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Peterhof is probably my favorite, there's just something about the staircases and fountains that makes it so beautiful but all the palaces are just amazing... if anyone is really interested in royal palaces I'd suggest Royal Palaces edited by M. Morelli, it's loaded with pictures of palaces from each country, throne rooms, bedchambers, chapels, theatres etc. and explains a lot of history. Here are a few of the palaces mentioned in the book w/ some photos I've found online:

Caserta Palace (Naples, Italy):
http://www.sorrento.cc/public/foto/p...ta_piccola.jpg
http://www.persicocarservice.com/images/caserta1.jpg

The castle of Chambord (Loire Valley, France):
http://www.arnaudfrichphoto.com/Imag...e-chambord.jpg
http://www.marie-stuart.co.uk/images.../Chambord1.jpg

Hampton Court Palace (London, UK):
http://anthonyjhicks.com/ajh/picture...4_PICT3164.jpg

The castle of Charlottenburg (Berlin, Germany):
http://www.berlin-motive.de/berlin/S.../schloss09.jpg

The Schonbrunn Palace (it has a very nice chapel etc) (Vienna, Austria)
http://www.mackeyinc.com/images/Trav...top%20view.JPG
http://www.alpen-lifestyle.com/preis...schonbrunn.jpg
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:01 AM
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vaux le vicomte,

it was built for nicolas fouquet but practically immediately confiscated for louis X!V, alledgedly out of jealousy of the king for all the splendour. (fouquet was arrested the day after the openingfestivities for treason)

gardens by le notre (like in versailles)

http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/en/va...es-chateau.php
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:31 PM
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Google Maps: Royal Palaces!

Since I have gmail, I get updates on the latest news from Google. I was pleasantly surprised to see some Google maps in more European countries! The first thing I thought of (after checking out the Eiffel Tower and Grand Canal) was looking to see if there were satelite photographs of various royal palaces. I found quite a few (Schloß Wolfsgarten and the Neues Palais in Potsdam which is huge, and Versailles on the French one is amazing from the top!) So I thought everyone else might like to check it out and see if they can find any royal palaces!

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/...in-europe.html Enjoy!
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:15 PM
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Maybe it's a nice idea to post some screenshots!
I made one of Versailles (which is so impressive, I went there last summer to enjoy the gardens, I saw the interiors five or six years ago and now I longed to see the gardens. They were soooo beautiful!)

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Old 07-04-2006, 01:39 AM
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For me it's Edinburgh castle: http://img137.imagevenue.com/img.php...0704_244lo.jpg
http://img46.imagevenue.com/img.php?...884_173lo.jpg- it is so strange mysterious
http://img28.imagevenue.com/img.php?...7_d_172lo.jpg- majestic Windsor castle
http://img156.imagevenue.com/img.php...ath_285lo.jpg- palace of Kathreen Great in St. Peterburg
http://img13.imagevenue.com/img.php?...ray_225lo.jpg- Scotish castle Inveraray
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:59 PM
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We have few threads about Royal Castles, Palaces but nothing about nobles homes:(

Than If you know any interesting castles, palaces, manors etc. which still belongs or belonged to the noble families from the whole world post them:)
This is Traquair House which is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland. it belongs to the Maxwell Stuart family. The Bear Gates you see in one of the pictures were closed after bonnie prince Charlie rode through them and have never been opened since. They will only be re-opened when a Stuart sits on the throne of Scotland.
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:02 AM
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Traquair House is a place I would definately like to visit. It has so much history and relics and the grounds look spectacular! Looks like we will be waiting a long time for the Bear Gates to be opened again though!
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:53 AM
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Traquair House is a place I would definately like to visit. It has so much history and relics and the grounds look spectacular! Looks like we will be waiting a long time for the Bear Gates to be opened again though!
At the moment you can visit http://www.traquair.co.uk/visit.html
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:02 PM
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The famous Swiss castles - Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon).
That's historic monument and the symbol of the country. The 13th-century castle on the shore of Lake Geneva is situated only 3km south of Montreux and is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe.

Photos: http://www.swisscastles.ch/Vaud/chillon/photos.htm
http://pro.corbis.com/search/searchFrame.aspx


More info:http://www.chillon.ch/en/
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Old 10-19-2006, 05:59 PM
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Few links:

About Swiss castles http://www.swisscastles.ch/

Castles around the world
http://library.thinkquest.org/12132/...orld/index.htm
http://www.castles.org/castles/
http://www.camscape.com/castles.htm

Enjoy
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:19 AM
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For castels lovers :
Amhuinnsuidhe: http://www.celticcastles.com/castles.../location.html
Augill castle: http://www.celticcastles.com/castles.../location.html
Lumley: http://www.celticcastles.com/castles...tle/index.html
Dundas: http://www.celticcastles.com/castles...e/location.htm
Shieldhill: http://www.celticcastles.com/castles.../location.html
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:59 AM
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This is not a royal castle but it is one of the most impressive. This is were they filmed the BBC programme 'Monarch of the Glen'



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Old 11-21-2006, 10:29 AM
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The house where they filmed that is stunning. It's called Ardverikie House, on the shores of Loch Laggan. The public can now book weddings and functions there. Here is the official site of the estate :
http://www.ardverikie.com/

It used to belong to Sir William Pennington Ramsden, who died in 1987 and then his daughter Phyllida Gordon Duff Pennington, inherited it. Queen Victoria came to stay at Ardverikie for a month in August 1847.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:33 AM
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I just discovered a new castle yesterday. That is, it is a new discovery for me, obviously the castle itself is not new. I saw the pictures on Corbis. It is located in Ireland and is presently a convent school. Everything from the environs, with the lake, and everything, to the castle itself is fabulous. It is embedded in a valley, sort of perched on the lakeside.
Maybe it is a riverside actually, now that I look at the pictures again, it seems like a river.
here is one
It is called Kylemore Abbey
breathtaking
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:36 AM
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That is a good find, CasiraghiTrio. Kylemore Abbey is stunning. It seems like the perfect setting for a thriller novel. Its so gloomy, which is what I like!
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My favorite castle is Frederiksborg in Hillerřd, Denmark.

It's in use as a museum these days.


On this link you can find a lot of pictures, unfortunately it absolutely clogged my internet connection for several minutes, so don't go here if you are surfing with a low-speed connection.
http://www.frederiksborgmuseet.dk/de...=788&objID=788
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Mine too Daneborn! It is a splendid castle and it's location is so wonderful. The reestablishement of the baroque garden made it even more wonderful (http://www.sylvanianfamilies.com/ind...5bbce09a140233).

...and in the summer you can go by a small ferry boat on the lake and get close to the castle.
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