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Postby Ristridin » Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:48 pm

I guess you`ve all seen it on a foto or a in real, but this is yust so beatifful. I realy wanted to show this. http://www.hku.hk/french/dcmScreen/img/carcassonne.jpg

It has 52 towers!! The cathars have made it a citadel.
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Postby Maedhros » Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:51 pm

A really cool view, I would love to get there. But have you seen Toledo? It´s a wonderful city too, also very medieval.

BTW Shouldn´t this have been in Medieval Life?
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:58 pm

Maedhros wrote:BTW Shouldn´t this have been in Medieval Life?


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Postby Shadow » Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:52 pm

Wow! Yes, I've seen this before, but a long time ago. Sometime next year I'm going to go to europe and visit a few ruins ;)
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Postby Ristridin » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:22 pm

First of all, sorry that I have placed it in the wrong poll.
But have you seen Toledo? It´s a wonderful city too, also very medieval.

I haven`t been there (not yet :D ), but I have searched pictures of it on the internet, and its realy cool, but most of the city walls is gone.

Sometime next year I'm going to go to europe and visit a few ruins

You should realy do that :D .
We have a vacation house in France in the Allier (a department), very near to the ruins of the main castle of the Bourbon family. http://images.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=http://www.route-chateaux-auvergne.org/Bourbon_grand.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.route-chateaux-auvergne.org/Chateau_de_Bourbon_Larchambault_francais%2B.htm&h=337&w=516&sz=38&tbnid=DJdyRXC4VrQJ:&tbnh=83&tbnw=128&hl=nl&start= This is only the keep, which had 6 towers. The castle was destroyed in the Frence Revolution.
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Postby Shadow » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:38 pm

Cool. I would suggest putting your link in as [url=yourlinkhere]yourtexthere[/url]. It might help make the page smaller. ;)
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Postby erikut » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:56 pm

Yeah. I have bin there. This summer. Took loads of pics. I was going to post it here someday i just cinda forgot it.

i think i migth do it now.

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Postby Ristridin » Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:07 pm

Yeah. I have bin there. This summer. Took loads of pics. I was going to post it here someday i just cinda forgot it.

i think i migth do it now.
Yeah man, cool. I have never been there, but I am going to it next summer.

I look foward to see the pictures :D
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Postby erikut » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:34 pm

http://maj.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=102971

Yay, now it works.

Some pics may me the wrong way and stuff but still.

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Postby Ristridin » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:24 pm

Woow man, realy cool, I can`t wait to go there
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Postby Luís » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:49 pm

Ha! Toledo?! Been there done that. Madrid, Barcelona?! Saw them! Zamora?! Nice town really, signed Portugal's independence treaty over 880 years ago.
I've been there. But to see a real city, go to GUIMARAES. Now thats a real town.
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Postby psu_ericksen » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:25 am

Very cool looking town. It almost doesn't look real. I half expect to see Mickey Mouse walking around down there.

Maedhros wrote:But have you seen Toledo? It´s a wonderful city too, also very medieval.

Hmmm... Must have missed that part of town all these years. Oh... wait... wrong Toledo. D'oh! :lol:


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Postby Ristridin » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:09 pm

But to see a real city, go to GUIMARAES. Now thats a real town.


Whell, thanks for the tip, its cool, but the foto`s on internet are always from the same side, I got the impression that there is only a small bit left, or that it is just a castle. I think I like carcassonne more.

Here is another great castle. (I notise this castle, becouse the is space in it for a whole town.) It is the castle of Angers.
http://www.falconcrest.com/images/angers.jpg and http://www.danieljoubert.com/photo02/photo02_chateauangers.jpg, and the massif gate: http://www.viaggiaresempre.it/12_Angers.jpg
This Is my most favourite castle, It has 17 towers, Every tower has a diameter of 18 meters. The walls are 30 or 40 meters high. The towers are as high as the walls are, which is caused by Henry the 3rd. He thougt that if the enemy would take Angers, that it was impossible to retake it.
Whell, that is a real castle!!! :D
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Postby JPinoy » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:40 pm

Back in the 90s, there was this documentary show on TLC called "Great Castles of Europe". This was my favorite of them all. It was no mere Castle it was a Citadel, a kind of super-castle. Considering its size... Carcassonne is MASSIVE.
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Postby Blueandwhite » Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:05 am

As cool as Carcassonne is, I prefer the look of Mont St. Michel. Still, great stuff.

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