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Mehrangarh Fort - where Liz Hurley held her traditional Indian wedding cele

Mehrangarh Fort - where Liz Hurley held her traditional Indian wedding cele

Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state is one of the largest forts and a famous tourist place in India. The fort is situated on a lofty height, 400 feet above the city, and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its territorial boundaries, there are several palaces, which are known for their intricate carvings and sprawling courtyards.
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Sonderborg Castle, Als

Sonderborg Castle, Als

Sønderborg Castle is a Baroque four-wing palace and home of the Sønderborg Castle Museum. The castle is renowned for being the prison of the former King Christian II, who after his dethronement was held prisoner of state here for 17 years.
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Marselisborg Palace, Aarhus

Marselisborg Palace, Aarhus

The Marselisborg Palace was constructed 1899-1902. It is used by the Danish Royal family as a summer recidence.
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Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg

Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg

Aalborghus Castle at the Limfjord was built by King Christian III from 1539 to 1555. It is used by the State County of Northern Jutland.
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Graasten Castle, Jutland

Graasten Castle, Jutland

This royal palace dates from 1759 and is the successor to several palaces situated on the site since the 16th century
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The Eremitage Hunting Lodge, Copenhagen

The Eremitage Hunting Lodge, Copenhagen

A fine example of the late Baroque period in Danish architecture, the Eremitage Hunting Lodge was built in 1734-36.
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Kronborg Castle, Elsinore

Kronborg Castle, Elsinore

Kronborg has for centuries been one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list on November 30, 2000.

The castle is known as the setting for much of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The play has been performed several times in the courtyard and at various locations on the fortifications.
Rating of 303/07/2007331Google Earth Logo
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Castle Egeskov and Museum

Castle Egeskov and Museum

This castle and surrounding buildings on the island Funen contains an interesting museum of oldtimers, planes, motor cycles, toys and many more. You can also see the home of the housing count and even meet him if you are lucky. He often walks around the area to meet the guests and talk with them.
One of the main attractions is an original Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve in the...
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Echelon site in Australia

Echelon site in Australia

Echelon is a spy network that can capture telephone calls, e-mails etc. For further information visite http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON
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Schloss Solitude

Schloss Solitude

Castle Solitude in Germany was built as a hunting lodge between 1764 and 1769 under Duke Karl Eugen of Württemberg. It is not a true castle, but rather a rococo palace. Since 1956 the area has belonged to the urban district of Stuttgart, Germany.
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Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the Prussian Kings and German Emperors as well as the Swabian branch of the Princes of Hohenzollern. It ranks among Europe’s most famous and popular castles.
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Sunninghill Park

Sunninghill Park

An estate of some 665 acres (2.7 km²) in England lying between Ascot and the southern boundary of Windsor Great Park

The house has six reception rooms, 12 bedrooms, and 12 bathrooms.

Dubbed “Southyork” by British newspapers for being the home of the Duke and Duchess of York.
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Vyborg Castle, Vyborg

Vyborg Castle, Vyborg

Vyborg Castle (Russian: Выборгский замок, Finnish: Viipurin linna, Swedish: Viborgs slott) is a Swedish built medieval fortress around which the town of Vyborg, Russia evolved. Currently it is a museum.
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Ruins of Bomarsund Fortress, Aland

Ruins of Bomarsund Fortress, Aland

Bomarsund is a 19th century fortress in Sund on the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. It was built in 1832 by Russia but destroyed twenty two years later in 1854 in Crimean War by a British-French fleet.

In the Treaty of Paris 1856, the entire Åland Islands were demilitarized, which is a status that has been preserved until this day.
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Rothenberg Fortress Ruins, Schnaittach

Rothenberg Fortress Ruins, Schnaittach

A medieval castle originally stood on the site of the baroque fortress: a Hilpold von Rothenberg was mentioned for the first time in 1254. Rothenberg was later owned by the burgraves of Nuremberg, followed by Emperor Karl IV, who as King of Bohemia thus acquired a new outpost. In 1401 King Ruprecht took the castle from King Wenceslas in Bohemia. During the Thirty Years' War, the castle was occu...
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La Redoute at Rivedoux-Plage

La Redoute at Rivedoux-Plage

Situated at the beginning of a long sandy strip moving forward in the direction of the continent, the Redoute of Rivedoux was built in 1673 on a strategic place. The building is a square with 45m-sides preceded with a deep, dry ditch and bordered by two revetments. The structure was designed to block the Isthmus of Sablanceaux while linking the North beach with the South beach. The Redoute of R...
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St. Olafs Castle, Savonlinna

St. Olafs Castle, Savonlinna

Olavinlinna (known as Olofsborg in Swedish, which is St. Olaf's Castle in English) is a 15th century castle located in Savonlinna, Finland. It is the world's most northern medieval stone castle. It was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg as an effort to protect Savonia and control the unstable border between the Kingdom of Sweden and its Russian adversary. The c...
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Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle situated in a gap in the Purbeck Hills in Dorset, England.

The medieval castle guards the only easy route through the hills.
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Fortress Josefov

Fortress Josefov

Fortress Josefov (Pevnost Josefov in Czech) is large defence complex built between 1780 - 1790 in eastern Bohemia (today Czech Republic). It was named after emperor Joseph II. Together with fortress Terezín it was intended as protection against attack from Prussia but it never actively participated in a war.

Today it is part of city Jaroměř.
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Rosenkrantz Tower in Bergen

Rosenkrantz Tower in Bergen

Rosenkrantz Tower was erected in the 1560’s by the governor of Bergen Castle, Erik Rosenkrantz, and served as a combined residence and fortified tower. Earlier structures existed and was incorporated by Erik Rosenkrantz.
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Taton House

Taton House

Tatton Park. Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN Telephone: 01625 534400. House Other building Farm Garden Park Shop Refreshments Tours
Rating of 301/21/2007253Google Earth Logo
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Blutenburg Castle Munich Germany

Blutenburg Castle Munich Germany

Blutenburg Castle Munich Germany
Schloss Blutenburg Muenchen Deutschland
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Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle lies close to Edinburgh and dates from C14th. It was built by the Preston family and subsequently owned by the Gilmour family. It is famous for its association with Mary Queen of Scots.
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Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Situated at the end of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past, including Mary, Queen of Scots, who lived here between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal re...
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Castle of Dreiluetzow

Castle of Dreiluetzow

I think that this old building is very interesting because there are many stories about a ghost that eventually lives there since it was built.. it is an old castle, that is used as an hotel today. In the park behind the building you can relax perfectly and enjoy the nature
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