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Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad

Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad

Golconda is a ruined city and fortress, built on a granite hill that is 120 meters high and is surrounded by massive crenellated ramparts.
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Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India

Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India

Often referred to as the "Mirror of the Sky", the Falaknuma Palace was built in 1892. It was designed by an Italian architect and follows a western architectural style.
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Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna

Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna

Hofburg Imperial Palace has housed some of the most powerful people in Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty.
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Royal Palace  Brussels

Royal Palace Brussels

In this picture you can see the Royal Palace in Laken Brussels beautifully situated in the Royal Parc.
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Copacabana fortification

Copacabana fortification

This fortification was used in the past to secure entrance to Guanabara bay in Rio de Janeiro
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Palace Charlottenburg Berlin

Palace Charlottenburg Berlin

Charlottenburg Palace today is the largest residence of the Hohenzollern in Berlin. Originally built by Elector Frederick III as a summer residence for his wife Sophie Charlotte in 1699, the palace was later extended into a stately building with a cours d`honneur.

The magnificent palace is surrounded by a baroque garden, in which diverse architectures melt into a unique ensemble....
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Castle of Barletta, Italy

Castle of Barletta, Italy

The castle was built between 1233 and 1239 on the site of a former Norman fort. The bastions were added between 1535 and 1537.
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Venafro Castle, Campania

Venafro Castle, Campania

Built in the 10th century AD the castle was meant to offer shelter to the population in case of invasions.
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Castle Ehreshoven (overlay)

Castle Ehreshoven (overlay)

The Castle Ehreshoven is a moated castle in Engelskirchen, Oberbergischer Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The castle was first mentioned in 1355. Prior to becoming a Damenstift (a kind of monastery without a vow for noble ladies), it belonged to the counts of Nesselrode for 500 years. A moat exists around the castle, a French garden and a teahouse (16th century).
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Fort Lytton , Brisbane

Fort Lytton , Brisbane

Fort Lytton , Brisbane , Australia . In the 1870's Brisbane lived in fear of attack from the Russians , so Fort Lytton was built at the mouth of the Brisbane River . Why was Brisbane living in fear of Russian attack , who knows , but the Fort gave Lytton a bit of status which helped the township grow .
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Castle Homburg overlay

Castle Homburg overlay

Castle Homburg
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

castle Homburg
Castle Homburg is an old height castle in Nümbrecht in Oberbergischer Kreis in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

In the year 1276 the castle building is mentioned for the first time documentary. If the former moated castle (architecture) "Holstein" partially builds from stones and h...
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castle Gimborn (overlay)

castle Gimborn (overlay)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Castle Gimborn

Picturesquely in a valley situated apart of the upper Leppe the romantic former water castle, castle Gimborn stands in the municipality Marienheide in the Oberbergischer Kreis in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Castle Gimborn was pledged in 1273 to the Count of Mark by the Count of Berg. Since 1631 it wa...
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Swansea Castle

Swansea Castle

An 11th century Norman wooden castle rebuilt in stone in the early 13th century.

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

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Sesimbra Castle

Sesimbra Castle

The Castelo de Sesimbra was a stronghold already in Saracen times. It was owned by the Santiago Order for much of the middle ages.
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Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton

Ordered by the Duke of Wellington, Hamilton Fort was designed to repel any attack on the city of Hamilton and its environs. It was completed in the 1870's out of solid rock by the British Army's Royal Engineers.
Today the fort is a public park.
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Halifax Citadel

Halifax Citadel

The present Citadel, completed in 1856, is the fourth in a series of forts since 1749 to occupy the hill overlooking the harbour.
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Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark

Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark

Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerød, Denmark was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV. It is the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia. The palace is located on three small islands in the middle of Palace Lake and is adjoined by a large, baroque formal garden.
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Silves castle

Silves castle

A Moorish castle, the Castelo de Mouros occupies around 12.000 square meters. Archaeological excavations have shown that the oldest buildings go back to the 8th century.
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Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

One of the most important Prussian fortresses, the Zitadelle was constructed in the 16th century as part of a bigger city fortification.
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De Burcht, Leiden

De Burcht, Leiden

De Burcht is a 12th-century castle in the form of a circular tower built on an earth mound. It has never been used for its military function. In the 18th century it became a formal garden with fountain.
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Fort York, Toronto

Fort York, Toronto

British fort built in 1793 to defend York (Toronto) from American attack. It contains the largest group of War of 1812 buildings in Canada.
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Sant Felipe Fort, Minorca

Sant Felipe Fort, Minorca

Philip II built the Sant Felip fort at the entrance of the port of Maó after sustained Muslim pirate attacks.
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Trematon Castle, Plymouth

Trematon Castle, Plymouth

Soon after the Conquest in 1066, the Normans built a motte-and-bailey castle in a commanding position 2 kilometers south-east of Trematon village.
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Fort Griswold, Groton

Fort Griswold, Groton

This is the historic site where, on September 6, 1781, British Forces, commanded by the infamous Benedict Arnold, captured the Fort and massacred 88 of the 165 defenders stationed there.
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Farnham Castle

Farnham Castle

Built in 1138 by Henri de Blois, Farnham Castle was the home of the Bishops of Winchester for over 800 years.
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