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|Built in 1646, Maisons-Laffitte castle is the work of the distinguished architect François Mansart. A perfect example of the French classical style of architecture with characteristic decor and main staircase, it comprises the King's apartments, the 17th century mirroded room, the Comte d'Artois' dining room designed by Bélanger, and the bed chambers of Marechal Lannes and Jacques Laffitte.||01/15/2006||343|
|Haut-Barr (German:Hohbarr) Castle is a medieval castle, first built in 1100, above the city of Saverne in the French département of Bas-Rhin. It was built on sandstone rock 460m above the valley of Zorn and the plain of Alsace. Because of this, it has been called the eye of Alsace.|
On several occasions it was expanded by the bishops of Strasbourg.
The Peace of West...
|Actually the replica of the HMS Bounty stands in the harbour of Sydney.|
Built for the film, "Mutiny on the Bounty" starring Mel Gibson, Bounty is a faithful replica of Captain Bligh's 18th Century Vessel.
The original Bounty was burned by Fletcher Christian at Pitcairn Island in 1789, but the legend lives on.
|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).
|This half buried in the ground fortress has been built between 1497 and 1504, by the Spanish architect Francisco Ramiro Lopez for the King Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Spain during the discovery of the New World on the place of the earlier castle, which stood there. The Salses Castle has been built to withstand the metal cannon bullets. Besieged it could house for months the garrison of 1500 me...||07/10/2006||326|
|Here's a replica of the "Fat Man" bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. At Eglin AFB.||06/10/2007||820|
|The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Chinese: 上海光源) is a synchrotron in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. It is in a building with a futuristic snail-shaped roof, located in an eighteen-hectare campus at Shanghai National Synchrotron Radiation Centre, on the Zhang-Jiang High-Tech Abstract Park in Pudong.|
|Built in 1597 by Henri IV's Financial superintendant Nicolas de harlay, THis castle was owned afterwards under the reign of Louis XIII by Charles de Valois Which finalized the actual design.|
After the french revolution it was owned by Barras, one the the Directoire's leaders and at last by Maréchal Berthier who gave the castle his napoleonian touch.
It's now a great equestrian cen...
|The British Fort William Henry on the shores of Lake George, New York, was built during the French and Indian War (1754-1763) by Sir William Johnson as a staging ground for attacks against the French Fort Carillon (later renamed Fort Ticonderoga). It was part of a chain of British and French forts along the important inland waterway from New York City to Quebec. Fort William Henry was named for...||12/11/2005||548|
|The city of Weinheim Germany has two castles. The first is castle Windeck on the left side. It was built in 1130 and today its a ruins. The castle was destroyed by french troops in 1674.|
On the right side you can see castle Wachenburg. It was built between 1907 and 1928 by the "Weinheimer Seniorenconvent". This is a student organisation to combine several fraternities. Every year at Asce...
|Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this is the only replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. The Parthenon serves as the city of Nashville's art museum.||12/19/2006||587|
|Southsea Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1544 and 1545 to protect Portsmouth against possible French invasion. Its revolutionary design provided for the most efficient use of guns in attack or defence now that artillery dominated warfare.||10/15/2005||422|