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Chateau of Marly

Chateau of Marly

The Château of Marly was located in what has become Marly-le-Roi, the commune that existed at the edge of the royal park. The town that originally grew up to service the château is now a dormitory community for Paris.
At the Château of Marly, Louis XIV of France escaped from the formal rigors he had constructed at Versailles. The chateau is no more, the hydraulic "machine" that pumped wa...
Rating of 3.61538461508/27/2005337Google Earth Logo
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Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

The castle was established in 1204 on the site of a former Viking fortress from the 930s.
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Real Felipe Fortress, Peru

Real Felipe Fortress, Peru

A pentagonal stone-walled fort, built in 1773.
Rating of 3.508/27/2005679Google Earth Logo
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Bratislava Castle, Slovakia

Bratislava Castle, Slovakia

The castle is located on a hill overlooking the river Danube, the southern-most hill of the Small Carpathian Mountains, 150 meters above sea level.
Rating of 3.508/27/2005382Google Earth Logo
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Castle of Karababa, Greece

Castle of Karababa, Greece

Turkish castle in Greece.
No rating yet08/27/2005475Google Earth Logo
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Tower of London

Tower of London

The Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror, following his successful invasion in 1066. His initial structure was added to over the years by the various monarchs until it stood majestic and nearly square with two lines of walls defending the White Tower. The Tower has been host to many famous events - most of them murderous. Perhaps the most infamous of these was the murder of the Pr...
Rating of 308/26/2005690Google Earth Logo
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Citadel of Amman

Citadel of Amman

The Citadel is an archeological sit in central Amman.
Rating of 408/26/2005638Google 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 1.71428571408/25/2005834Google 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 2.508/25/2005398Google 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 3.33333333308/25/2005492Google Earth Logo
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Herrenchiemsee

Herrenchiemsee

famous castle on a island of the Chiemsee (Bavaria), built of King Ludwig II.
Rating of 3.33333333308/25/2005380Google 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 yet08/24/2005377Google Earth Logo
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Versailles Castle

Versailles Castle

This was the home of Louis XIV.
Rating of 3.208/23/20051,280Google 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 yet08/23/2005328Google 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 3.44444444408/22/2005589Google 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
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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 308/18/2005479Google 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 3.508/17/2005667Google Earth Logo
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Castle Ruins - Koenigstein

Castle Ruins - Koenigstein

Our famous ruin in Koenigstein, Germany.
Rating of 3.208/17/20051,070Google Earth Logo
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Schloss Bensberg, Germany

Schloss Bensberg, Germany

One of the largest European baroque palaces near Cologne.
Rating of 308/15/2005499Google 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 3.508/13/2005388Google 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.
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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 3.508/12/2005601Google 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 3.408/11/2005392Google Earth Logo
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Tomburg, ruin in Germany

Tomburg, ruin in Germany

This is a little ruin near Rheinbach, Germany.
Rating of 1.66666666608/10/2005291Google Earth Logo
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