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Question: Which castles evoke and he strongest feeling for you
Moated castle - 4 (12.5%)
Turret Castle - 5 (15.6%)
Medieval  castle - 7 (21.9%)
European Palace - 1 (3.1%)
Fairy Tale castle - 3 (9.4%)
Georgian or  later type - 1 (3.1%)
Manor - 5 (15.6%)
Crenalated  fortress style - 3 (9.4%)
Eastern Palace - 2 (6.3%)
Sea Fort - 1 (3.1%)
Total Voters: 14

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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2021, 11:03:09 am »

What type of castle? MINE!
I tend to agree, we can always dream, nowt wrong with that, but at the end of the day MY home IS my castle.


           “To be happy at home is the end of all human endeavor.” --Samuel Johnson

Sir Edward Coke........... "Your house is your Castle and Fortress”...... (1604)

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Miranda.T
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2021, 07:00:09 pm »

(snip)

Here is a link to a application to change use to a domestic dwelling.{ Don't fret , there are many more sea forts left  to make a home in}

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/business/luxurious-no-mans-fort-solent-could-become-single-home-instead-23-bed-hotel-2502400



[/quote]

Unfortunately, I believe there is now a moratorium on butchering around developing for habitation the Martello towers dotted around the UK's south coast, which is a shame as it was somewhere on our 'to do' list along with building a Cavorite spacecraft and inventing a corset which is confortable to wear but still shapes in all the right places. Oh, and mowing the lawn...

Yours,
Miranda.
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Banfili
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« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2021, 09:24:20 am »

I agree - my home is my castle! And, if you count the creek on one side about 50 metres away, and the river about 800 metres away behind the house, I have two thirds of a moat!
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Astalo
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2021, 12:26:38 am »

I like all kind of castles, but my favourite design is old classic style where it have several round towers with conical roofs. There is some pictures in my pinterest. https://fi.pinterest.com/mikkoanttonen/old-castles-villas/

St. Olaf's Castle about 80 kilometers from my home has always been quite important place for me, and I have visited there about 15-20 times over the years. Too bad that two of it's original towers are destroyed back in the days, and we can't never see the place in it's full glory. https://www.deviantart.com/astalo/art/St-Olaf-s-Castle-642461550

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olavinlinna
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Deimos
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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2021, 01:49:04 am »

I like all kind of castles, but my favourite design is old classic style where it have several round towers with conical roofs. There is some pictures in my pinterest. https://fi.pinterest.com/mikkoanttonen/old-castles-villas/

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omg... I'm almost sorry you posted that link. Now I see all the lovely places I want to live in..... and can't. Cry
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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2021, 05:06:58 am »

I like smaller structures, preferably embedded in a forest or mountain

https://pin.it/4AFHD78
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Deimos
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2021, 08:54:37 am »

I like smaller structures, preferably embedded in a forest or mountain

https://pin.it/4AFHD78


 LANDSLIDE!!!!

               
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2021, 10:30:45 am »



A large castle symbol appeared in my cup reading  the other night. Rather intriguing. It could mean great fortune and powerful protection according to the folktale. definitions. It  was a medieval type castle fort that had 2 towers  joined by a wall.





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« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2021, 10:52:29 am »

I like smaller structures, preferably embedded in a forest or mountain

https://pin.it/4AFHD78


 LANDSLIDE!!!!

               

Only if you live in a $5 mill mansion in Topanga Canyon/Pacific Palisades (just behind Malibu) then you will not only see your expensive house slide down, across Pacific Highway, it will be on fire too!
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« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2021, 10:58:23 am »



A large castle symbol appeared in my cup reading  the other night. Rather intriguing. It could mean great fortune and powerful protection according to the folktale. definitions. It  was a medieval type castle fort that had 2 towers  joined by a wall.







You mean like this?


It probably means you're buying a Volkswagen  Grin
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Deimos
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« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2021, 11:01:47 am »



A large castle symbol appeared in my cup reading  the other night. Rather intriguing. It could mean great fortune and powerful protection according to the folktale. definitions. It  was a medieval type castle fort that had 2 towers  joined by a wall.







You mean like this?


It probably means you're buying a Volkswagen  Grin

HAHA...that's a zinger! fer sure, fer sure! 
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2021, 05:55:11 pm »

I like smaller structures, preferably embedded in a forest or mountain

https://pin.it/4AFHD78


 LANDSLIDE!!!!

               

Only if you live in a $5 mill mansion in Topanga Canyon/Pacific Palisades (just behind Malibu) then you will not only see your expensive house slide down, across Pacific Highway, it will be on fire too!

 Rather biblical - Repent now Los Angeles elite !
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2021, 06:00:17 pm »

I like all kind of castles, but my favourite design is old classic style where it have several round towers with conical roofs. There is some pictures in my pinterest. https://fi.pinterest.com/mikkoanttonen/old-castles-villas/

St. Olaf's Castle about 80 kilometers from my home has always been quite important place for me, and I have visited there about 15-20 times over the years. Too bad that two of it's original towers are destroyed back in the days, and we can't never see the place in it's full glory. https://www.deviantart.com/astalo/art/St-Olaf-s-Castle-642461550

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olavinlinna


Pinterest is a wonderful place
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2021, 06:06:09 pm »



A large castle symbol appeared in my cup reading  the other night. Rather intriguing. It could mean great fortune and powerful protection according to the folktale. definitions. It  was a medieval type castle fort that had 2 towers  joined by a wall.







You mean like this?


It probably means you're buying a Volkswagen  Grin

HAHA...that's a zinger! fer sure, fer sure! 

  Should I laugh or cry or just be ashamed - I don't drive for various reasons.  A VDub golf or similar VW  hatch would  a strong consideration if I did . You naughty boys

Though if one of own  a country castle one might need that other WW2 classic for driving over the meadows . The Jeep
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2021, 06:23:21 pm »

I agree - my home is my castle! And, if you count the creek on one side about 50 metres away, and the river about 800 metres away behind the house, I have two thirds of a moat!

As  you are not residing in crocodile territory, are you allowed to relocate a few to your near by water sources ; or do pesky council consents get in the way ?

The ever beautiful Mt Saint Michel

 
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Banfili
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« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2021, 08:55:06 am »

I live in North East Victoria, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, so crocodiles are in very short supply! Now, very large, enraged trout, or Murray cod, are different kettles of fish!!
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2021, 05:51:59 pm »


Banfili . This could be a defensisive  solution to your empty moat. You may already have a  groups of them already  lurking in nearby swamp, creek and cavorting in the Murray river. The legendary Bunyip. All the best billabong have one

https://www.aquaticcryptozoology.com/post/bemusing-bunyips

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunyip



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Banfili
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« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2021, 04:54:28 am »

Yes, it's true there are bunyips, but those in the North East are pretty shy, not aggressive, and are much smaller than those who inhabit warmer waters - the warmer the water, the larger the bunyip! There are a few in the oxbow lagoons close to the river, but because the waters are usually shallow they are one of the smaller sub-species. And they aren't very numerous, so finding and enticing one in into the creek may not be that easy! An alternative to a bunyip might be a Yowie!
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2021, 06:06:49 am »

Yes, it's true there are bunyips, but those in the North East are pretty shy, not aggressive, and are much smaller than those who inhabit warmer waters - the warmer the water, the larger the bunyip! There are a few in the oxbow lagoons close to the river, but because the waters are usually shallow they are one of the smaller sub-species. And they aren't very numerous, so finding and enticing one in into the creek may not be that easy! An alternative to a bunyip might be a Yowie!


 A Yowie family will definitely keep unwanted visitors away . Co incidentally  Indigenous Australian, Native American, Tibetan , Russian etc cultures with similar mythical hominoids all dispersed from the same Indus Valley region. It's also the region Castle forts originated from...there could be more to this than meets the eye

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowie#:~:text=Yowie%20is%20one%20of%20several,roots%20in%20Aboriginal%20oral%20history



[url=http://pakistanpaedia.com/arch/kotdiji/kot_diji.htm]http://pakistanpaedia.com/arch/kotdiji/kot_diji.htm


Kot Diji fort.  Pakistan 3500 bc


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« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2021, 10:06:20 am »

Yes, it's true there are bunyips, but those in the North East are pretty shy, not aggressive, and are much smaller than those who inhabit warmer waters - the warmer the water, the larger the bunyip! There are a few in the oxbow lagoons close to the river, but because the waters are usually shallow they are one of the smaller sub-species. And they aren't very numerous, so finding and enticing one in into the creek may not be that easy! An alternative to a bunyip might be a Yowie!


 A Yowie family will definitely keep unwanted visitors away . Co incidentally  Indigenous Australian, Native American, Tibetan , Russian etc cultures with similar mythical hominoids all dispersed from the same Indus Valley region. It's also the region Castle forts originated from...there could be more to this than meets the eye

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowie#:~:text=Yowie%20is%20one%20of%20several,roots%20in%20Aboriginal%20oral%20history



[url=http://pakistanpaedia.com/arch/kotdiji/kot_diji.htm]http://pakistanpaedia.com/arch/kotdiji/kot_diji.htm]
tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQKjKyM4jv5J74AgmGXkDRyYFqxZ6iCwp1rA&usqp=CAU[/img]

http://pakistanpaedia.com/arch/kotdiji/kot_diji.htm

Kot Diji fort.  Pakistan 3500 bc





Hmm... I think the old humanoids are the scariest creatures. That’s why the bunyips and yowies keep out of their way.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2021, 10:36:38 am »

Yes, it's true there are bunyips, but those in the North East are pretty shy, not aggressive, and are much smaller than those who inhabit warmer waters - the warmer the water, the larger the bunyip! There are a few in the oxbow lagoons close to the river, but because the waters are usually shallow they are one of the smaller sub-species. And they aren't very numerous, so finding and enticing one in into the creek may not be that easy! An alternative to a bunyip might be a Yowie!


 A Yowie family will definitely keep unwanted visitors away . Co incidentally  Indigenous Australian, Native American, Tibetan , Russian etc cultures with similar mythical hominoids all dispersed from the same Indus Valley region. It's also the region Castle forts originated from...there could be more to this than meets the eye

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowie#:~:text=Yowie%20is%20one%20of%20several,roots%20in%20Aboriginal%20oral%20history



[url=http://pakistanpaedia.com/arch/kotdiji/kot_diji.htm]http://pakistanpaedia.com/arch/kotdiji/kot_diji.htm]
tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQKjKyM4jv5J74AgmGXkDRyYFqxZ6iCwp1rA&usqp=CAU[/img]

http://pakistanpaedia.com/arch/kotdiji/kot_diji.htm

Kot Diji fort.  Pakistan 3500 bc





Hmm... I think the old humanoids are the scariest creatures. That’s why the bunyips and yowies keep out of their way.


You could be right.
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« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2021, 06:29:20 pm »

I've just discovered that a hundred and fifty or so years ago, our Victorian ancestors had their own ideas harking back to earlier times - Gothic-punk, as it were. Stately homes were re-modelled - see below for just one example - the architect was Sir Charles Barry, who worked on the re-building of the Palace of Westminster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highclere_Castle

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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2021, 08:08:33 pm »

It's a manor house for me, with lots of interesting rooms, a Long Gallery for exercise when it's horrible outside together with a certain degree of warmth and comfort which I feel is unlikely in the average castle.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2021, 06:39:46 am »

I've just discovered that a hundred and fifty or so years ago, our Victorian ancestors had their own ideas harking back to earlier times - Gothic-punk, as it were. Stately homes were re-modelled - see below for just one example - the architect was Sir Charles Barry, who worked on the re-building of the Palace of Westminster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highclere_Castle



One lives in hope that  letting in the common folk will pay off restoring the once grand edifice to it's former glory. It has an interesting history
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2021, 06:51:53 am »

It's a manor house for me, with lots of interesting rooms, a Long Gallery for exercise when it's horrible outside together with a certain degree of warmth and comfort which I feel is unlikely in the average castle.

 Less windows and turrets to dust while retaining the granduer and stateliness of a resplendent lifestyle .

 Anyone for tennis ? ...in the front reception hall...

 Or perhaps a less boisterous  more ladylike game of indoor croquet in the long gallery 

 "Who let the £¥@#$ polo ponies loose in the guest wing !!!"

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