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Citadel of Amman

Citadel of Amman

The Citadel is an archeological sit in central Amman.
Rating of 408/26/2005724Google Earth Logo
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The Palaces of the Alhambra, Spain

The Palaces of the Alhambra, Spain

The Palaces of the Alhambra it is located on top of the hill al-Sabika, on the left bank of the river Darro, to the west of the city of Granada, Spain.
Rating of 1.71428571408/25/2005886Google Earth Logo
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Celle Castle (Overlay)

Celle Castle (Overlay)

very famous castle in the old part of Celle. (northern Germany - Overlay)
Rating of 2.508/25/2005448Google Earth Logo
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The Castle, Cape Town

The Castle, Cape Town

The first fortress to be built when Europeans landed in Cape Town, South Africa. Built in the shape of a five-pointed star, the moat locations and original outline are still visible, though many have been built over.
Rating of 3.33333333308/25/2005540Google Earth Logo
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Herrenchiemsee

Herrenchiemsee

famous castle on a island of the Chiemsee (Bavaria), built of King Ludwig II.
Rating of 3.33333333308/25/2005417Google Earth Logo
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Alcazaba of Malaga

Alcazaba of Malaga

This "Castle" is a moorish Alcazab (fortress, built from 1057)on the hill Gibaralfo.
No rating yet08/25/2005411Google Earth Logo
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Versailles Castle

Versailles Castle

This was the home of Louis XIV.
Rating of 3.208/24/20051,320Google Earth Logo
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Phrasumain Fortress, BKK, Thailand

Phrasumain Fortress, BKK, Thailand

A lot of forts were build along the Chao Praya River but most of them were destroyed or broken down during the centuries. This one is still standing and even the cannons are still in place.

In the middle of the 18th century the Phra Sumane Fort was one of 14 forts around Bangkok defending the city borders. Today only two forts remain and the hexagonal shaped Phra Sumane Fort is ...
No rating yet08/24/2005374Google Earth Logo
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Grand Palace, Bangkok

Grand Palace, Bangkok

The Grand Palace (Thai พระบรมมหาราชวัง, Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang) is a complex of buildings in Bangkok, Thailand. It served as the official residence of the king of Thailand from the 18th century to early in the 20th century. Construction on the palace complex began in 1782 during the reign of Rama I.
Rating of 3.408/22/2005634Google Earth Logo
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Palaces and Castles of Denmark

Palaces and Castles of Denmark

Palaces and castles managed by 'The Palaces and Properties Agency'

http://www.ses.dk/5000c
Rating of 308/20/2005494Google Earth Logo
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Citadel, Budapest, Hungary

Citadel, Budapest, Hungary

The Gellért Hill and the Citadel

The highest point of downtown Budapest and its fortress.

The Gellért hill received its name after St. Gellért who came to Hungary as a missionary bishop upon the invitation of King St. Stephen I. around 1000 a.d. His task was helping the Hungarians convert to Christianity.

The fortress of the Citadel was built by the Habsbu...
Rating of 308/18/2005531Google Earth Logo
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Fort Dennison

Fort Dennison

Sydney's Alcatraz - Fort Denison is a defensive facility occupying a small island located north of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney Harbour. Originally named Pinchgut (possibly owing to the poor quality and quantity of food given to imprisoned convicts), the island was used as a place of confinement for recalcitrant convicts during the early period of British settlement. The fortress, whic...
Rating of 3.508/17/2005714Google Earth Logo
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Castle Ruins - Koenigstein

Castle Ruins - Koenigstein

Our famous ruin in Koenigstein, Germany.
Rating of 3.208/17/20051,112Google Earth Logo
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Schloss Bensberg, Germany

Schloss Bensberg, Germany

One of the largest European baroque palaces near Cologne.
Rating of 308/15/2005537Google Earth Logo
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Castle Neuhaus overlay (Paderborn - Germany)

Castle Neuhaus overlay (Paderborn - Germany)

Castle Neuhaus is located north of Paderborn (Germany)
Rating of 3.508/13/2005428Google Earth Logo
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Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry, the star fort that protected Baltimore in the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key, while watching the bombardment of this fort from a British ship, wrote the "Star Spangled Banner" about the flag flying at this fort.
Rating of 3.208/13/2005855Google Earth Logo
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Castle of Muenster overlay (Germany)

Castle of Muenster overlay (Germany)

The castle of Münster was built from 1767 to 1787. It has been completely destroyed in WWII. Today it has been built up again and today it is the center of the University of Münster.
Rating of 3.508/12/2005637Google Earth Logo
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Castle of Nordkirchen

Castle of Nordkirchen

The Castle of Nordkirchen (Germany) was built from 1703-1734. It's very similar to the castle of Versailles.
Rating of 3.408/11/2005435Google Earth Logo
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Tomburg, ruin in Germany

Tomburg, ruin in Germany

This is a little ruin near Rheinbach, Germany.
Rating of 1.66666666608/11/2005328Google Earth Logo
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The Royal Palace, Stockholm

The Royal Palace, Stockholm

Kungliga Slottet - The Royal Palace
1697-1704 Nicodemus Tessin the younger. 1754 completion under C Hårleman and others.
When the old Tre Kronor Palace burned down in 1697, Tessin the younger immediatly started the new construction. Horizontal lines are characteristic of the new palace, which was completed in 1754. The Palace building was of particular signifiance to artistic de...
Rating of 308/07/2005692Google Earth Logo
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Akershus Castle, Oslo

Akershus Castle, Oslo

Dating from 1299, this Medieval castle and Royal Residence developed into a fortress in 1592 after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648. Here you can see magnificent halls, the Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum and models of the castle. Government's Reception Rooms and Banqueting Halls.
Rating of 2.508/07/2005681Google Earth Logo
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Citadel Landskrona, Sweden

Citadel Landskrona, Sweden

Any further plans for Landskrona were however not realized, for various reasons. The continued Swedish-Danish wars favoured Karlskrona, located at a safer distance from Denmark, replacing Landskrona as a naval base, the fortifications were discontinued, and Malmö remained the most important commercial town - despite Malmö lacking a harbour until the late 18th century. The fortifications at Land...
Rating of 408/06/2005653Google Earth Logo
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Castle Fredensborg, Denmark

Castle Fredensborg, Denmark

Castle Fredensborg, Denmark
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Kastellet, Copenhagen

Kastellet, Copenhagen

Kastellet, located in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the best preserved fortifications in Northern Europe. It is constructed in the form of a pentagram. The five bastions are named as follows: The King’s Bastion (Kongens Bastion), The Queen’s Bastion (Dronningens Bastion), The Count’s Bastion (Grevens Bastion), the Princess’s Bastion (Princessens Bastion) and the Prince’s Bastion (Princens Basti...
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Fortifications Copenhagen, Denmark

Fortifications Copenhagen, Denmark

Fortifications at Copenhagen, Denmark
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