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Ottheinrich Building, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 16, 2017 - Most of the building was destroyed in fire but this is probably the most impressive façade in the castle! It is covered...
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Friedrich and Hall of Mirrors Buildings, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 15, 2017 - The Friedrich Building was constructed from 1601-07 and is ornamented with statues of various kings of the area. To its...
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Ruprecht Building and Ladies Building, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 14, 2017 - The Ruprecht Building was named for King Ruprecht I (ruled 1400-1410). It is one of the oldest buildings in the castle a...
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Bridge House and Gate Tower, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

June 13, 2017 - Once inside the outer walls, there is a moat (now dry) and a single main entrance through a sturdy bridge house, over th...
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Heidelberg Castle as seen from the town, Germany

June 08, 2017 - Heidelberg Castle towers over the old city and Neckar River from a terrace on Konigstuhl Mountain. It began in the Middl...
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Dublin Castle, Ireland

August 25, 2016 - Dublin Castle was first built in the 1200s on the site of a Viking fortress. It was the seat of English rule in Ireland...
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Parkes Castle, County Leitrim, Ireland

April 18, 2016 - Parkes Castle is a fortified manor home built by Robert Parke in 1610. The Parkes, an English family, gained possession...
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Glenveagh Castle and Gardens, County Donegal, Ireland

March 29, 2016 - Glenveagh Castle and Gardens are nestled in a starkly beautiful valley on the banks of Lough Veagh. The area was purchas...
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Interior of Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

March 22, 2016 - Trim castle is now a preserved ruin but was impregnable for the four centuries it was used (late 12 th – mid 17 th centu...
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Exterior of Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

March 21, 2016 - Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. It was constructed over a thirty year period by Hugh de Lacy...
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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

March 01, 2016 - The Imperial Palace is still the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan and his family. It is located on an island su...
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Korakuen Garden, Okayama, Japan

November 19, 2015 - Korakuen Garden is considered one of the three most beautiful in Japan. It was commissioned by Lord Ikeda and completed...
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Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan

November 16, 2015 - Himeji is the grandest of Japan’s twelve remaining feudal castles. It is also called The White Egret Castle or the White...
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Nijo Castle & Ninomaru Palace, Kyoto, Japan

November 02, 2015 - Nijo Castle was built in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Edo Shogunate. The castle part is a huge wall & rampart...
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Castle Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

April 07, 2015 - Yellowstone National Park is unique the world over, with more thermal features than any other park. It has over 300 geys...
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