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Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:29 pm
by Blue Moon Knight
The Legend of Zelda obviously has the best castles! :wink:

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:18 pm
by Kevin1990
Blue Moon Knight wrote:The Legend of Zelda obviously has the best castles! :wink:


O yeah totaly forgot Hyrule castle! true!

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:57 am
by gormadoc1
I like castles but all of them are diffrent around the world, but if I must choose then it would be England's castle's. Recently I just went to Warick castle in Warickshire, it was a bit commercialised but it did have that castle feel and the gift shop sold Lego Castle :D so I brought tower raid from there. The castle itself though looked good, I didnt go in but I am returning on the 4th July to see the fireworks with my Family.

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:25 pm
by MarioDAlessio
Teherean wrote:And Abruzzo in Italy has one castle for every 10 miles you drive. It's great!


My father was originally from this region, when you are in Abruzzi and Molise the landscape is still dominated by hilltop fortified towns and castles with surrounding agricultural lands.

Italian/Spanish castles seem more earthy, I prefer the more noble aesthetic of French castles especially Chateau de Saumur and its verical emphasis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Saumur

This image is my favourite and I consider the greatest castle image ever it for example is attributed with inspiring the current imagery of Camelot.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... tembre.jpg

I also like the English/Welsh border castles and the German Hill castles
Mario

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:27 pm
by Kevin1990
O I totaly forgot xD
I work at a castle so its my favorate to :D

Image

Chatuea de holtmuhle
means "Castle The Wooden Windmill"

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:35 am
by Foulques de Legoléon
"in memoria" le château de Coucy (you have a greatest topic in french)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Coucy

It was certainly the greatest medieval castle always built in France and who stay in very medieval conditions but destroy by german army during WWI;

We haven't real very great castles stay in medieval conditions

In better conditions castle of Bonaguil:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonaguil_Castle

Just nerar France, a great savoyard and beautiful castle on Leman lake, le château de Chillon in Vaud canton:

http://images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&q= ... 2&aq=f&oq=

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:40 am
by Foulques de Legoléon
Not a great castle but a castle born during the war againist Savoy and Dauphiné and very close the "savoyard square" and very close medieval fortifications.

It's where I'm working now.

http://images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&q= ... 2&aq=f&oq=

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:00 pm
by Blueandwhite
Foulques de Legoléon wrote:Not a great castle but a castle born during the war againist Savoy and Dauphiné and very close the "savoyard square" and very close medieval fortifications.

It's where I'm working now.

http://images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&q= ... 2&aq=f&oq=



I disagree. This is a beautiful castle surrounded by a wonderful landscape. It's not as big or ornate as many of the other castles in this thread, but it certainly is fitting with my tastes.

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:54 am
by Albatross_Viking
Well, so many countries have great castles.
One of those i like most Easternforrest Chiefyard, where i live. (well, its not really a castle, but its four extended tudor house (a former farm), and ive oftenly thought of building crenelations on the roofs and a wooden pallisade around my garden :)

A_V

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:38 pm
by Karrde
I think you need to consider oriental castles as well, so China gets my vote 8)

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:23 pm
by Foulques de Legoléon
For teamarchitect I don't want to say that this castle wasn't important and interesting, just only on the scheme of "great castle" by size it isn't well in this topic.

perhaps one day I could organize here one exhibition on castle and toys with lego and playmobil dioramas.

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:02 am
by LEGOFREAK
Kevin1990 wrote:O I totaly forgot xD
I work at a castle so its my favorate to :D


how do you forget you work in a castle? That's awesome!
Do you get to poke at people with sharp objects and stuff? Are you a modern day gong farmer? Are you the oil boiler?? So many questions... :spin:

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:59 pm
by DO+1
I like the Moc castles that the amazing builders on here make :roflol:
I know,im a suckup :lol:

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:37 pm
by dyntar
We'll I haven't seen many castles up close.. not many in Australia :lol:
But I must say that some of the rebuilt casltes in Wales are pretty nice. My favourite is Castell Coch it reminds me of a small Lego castle.

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:22 pm
by Gijs25
I really can't choose. There are great castles in South-Germany, but England and Luxembourg have some great castles too. I think Neuschwanstein is my absolute favorite.

A example of a great castle in Luxembourg, Vianden:
http://images.google.nl/images?hl=nl&q=Vianden&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=

And a great English castle, Dover:
http://www.paradoxplace.com/Photo%20Pages/UK/Britain_South_and_West/Dover/Images/800/Dover_Castle-Jun05-DS6860sAR800.jpg

I've been to both of these castle's, and they are both amazing.