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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2008, 10:00:46 AM »

And thanks Thomas for posting the map with the location of the castles. I had no idea that Schackenborg was so far away from Copenhagen. Alexandra lives in/around CPH if I remember correctly, so everytime Felix and Nicolai go visit their father, they have to take the airplane.   

Check the scale. Denmark is not that big  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2008, 10:13:34 AM »

What's wrong with the whole west coast of Denmark? Thomas if I read your map correctly no-one was moved to put a castle there...
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2008, 10:25:40 AM »


Check the scale. Denmark is not that big  Smiley

 Blush That's true.
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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2008, 12:47:24 PM »

Gorgeous pictures Pixie!  Makes me want to visit Denmark!

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE castles.  I have books and books on them.  I did get to visit my favorite castle of all time which is Hever Castle.  As a child I would visit castles on the Rhine River as part of our school field trips, even at that young age I appreciated them and immediately fell in love! 


I've been to Hever Castle as well, that was another great visit.  A friend who lives in Surrey brought me there years ago (no pics).  Loved the gardens and the torture room... and the wax figures of Henry and his ladies  .    The most dissappointing exhibit at a palace was Kensingston Aug, 2006 - Princess Margaret's apts - what a rip off and a joke - there was nothing left!  "here used to sit a chair of Princess Margaret etc. etc. the whole audio tour".   it coincided with my visit to the "Diana" Testino exhibit which was a tad better.





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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2008, 01:46:40 PM »

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The most dissappointing exhibit at a palace was Kensingston Aug, 2006 - Princess Margaret's apts - what a rip off and a joke - there was nothing left!  "here used to sit a chair of Princess Margaret etc. etc. the whole audio tour".   it coincided with my visit to the "Diana" Testino exhibit which was a tad better.

I saw it too that same year! And I agree with you.

I went to Hampton Court as well during the same trip. Very nice place, and supposedly haunted too. I must say, even before knowing where I was, I didn't feel well in the Haunted Gallery... Thinking

And if you love palaces, Versailles, Fontainebleau and the Louvre are nice to see! Let's not forget the Loire Valley castles, from different times, but absolutely lovely...
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Chambord Castle, built by King François I (it's a bit empty inside, though, but there's the famous 'magic stairs" created by Leonordo Da Vinci),



Chenonceau, above the river Indre, often occupied by Queens and royal mistresses :


and many more...
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2008, 01:49:31 PM »

What's wrong with the whole west coast of Denmark? Thomas if I read your map correctly no-one was moved to put a castle there...


  the whole place was abandoned when the last iron age person left......on a more serious note, Googling variations of 'West Coast', Jutland' etc, brings little info, but there was a castle lurking:

http://www.ses.dk/167000c

and a little about Jutland: http://wikitravel.org/en/Jutland......... - not much going on it seems, maybe I was right about the iron age.... Whistle

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« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2008, 01:56:30 PM »


I remember visiting It as a child and still It left a mark (I'm afried Versailles was more forgetable to me)
It's absolutely dreamy  how I would love living there  and I remeber a lovely forest near It
Form all the castles that I've seen in France this was my favorite
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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2008, 02:11:50 PM »

Chenonceaux is a wonderful place. There's a "sweetness" (douceur in French) in that Loire Valley... and Chenonceaux has always been a "Ladies" castle, while Versailles is more a "man" palace. Built by the wife of a rich banker, then bought by royal favorite Diane of Poitiers, then occupied  by Catherine de Medici, and her step-daughters Louise of Lorraine and Mary Queen of Scots...Both tragic and romantic!

http://en.wikipedia.org/w...h%C3%A2teau_de_Chenonceau

Thanks for the info and pics about Danish castles! There are more than I suspected! Star

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« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2008, 02:27:11 PM »

Have you seen the movie "Russian Ark"? I loved It  Thumb up
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Told in one fluid shot, a tale which floats like a dreamlike journey through the majestic spaces of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, engaging real and imagined characters from Russian and European history. The nameless protagonist, a 19th-century French diplomat, guides the audience through a lost, sumptuous dream that was the Enlightenment period. The film, staged among some of the Western Art tradition's greatest masterpieces, climaxes in a pageant of color, motion, and music. For Sokurov, the Hermitage--home to generations of Romonovs and repository of so much Russian history--is the ark of the Russian soul, guarding it affectionately until the world sees better days
The palace is beautiful just amezing
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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2008, 02:37:56 PM »

Yes I saw it! So beautiful!!! Let's hope one day we'll be able to visit the Hermitage palace, as well as all the Russian imperial palaces!!

On another continent and another style, I'd love to see both Forbidden City and Summer Palace in China. The movie The Last Emperor was filmed there!

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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2008, 02:55:27 PM »

Yes I saw it! So beautiful!!! Let's hope one day we'll be able to visit the Hermitage palace, as well as all the Russian imperial palaces!!

On another continent and another style, I'd love to see both Forbidden City and Summer Palace in China. The movie The Last Emperor was filmed there!


My parents are going to travel in Moscow and St. Petersburg this year I'm so jealous of them.
As for the Forbidden city It was nothing amezing an anti climax It get's better when you think of the history behind It but for that you don't need to visit China. It's huge and most of the rooms are still closed to the public the rooms that you can see are o.k. but again nothing that makes you say wow or remember It. The special thing about It is the hugh complax around It.
The Summer palace is much nicer and I'm glad I visit It It's also a huge complax but really interesting with the old and new palaces, the colored wood and the statues . I really liked It
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http://www.chinapictures....eijing-50408121952272.jpg
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http://www.chinatouching....otos/Summer_Palace_17.jpg
http://www.nextcamenora.c...0at%20summer%20palace.jpg

There's alot of buildings there  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2008, 03:21:38 PM »

Thank you, Thomas, for creating the new section!  Smiley Thumb up

I love everyone's photos!  Thank you!

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« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2008, 03:35:34 PM »

Everyone knows this one, right:

Bran Castle, of The Romanian RF (aka Dracula's Castle)
http://www.brancastlemuseum.ro/indexfrm_en.htm

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« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2008, 04:12:00 PM »

A palace that I really loved and was amezed of is The Potala Palace in Tibet visiting It was an uplifting, moving and a very sad experience

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The Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The complex, comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, is built on Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m. Also founded in the 7th century, the Jokhang Temple Monastery is an exceptional Buddhist religious complex. Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's former summer palace, constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. The beauty and originality of the architecture of these three sites, their rich ornamentation and harmonious integration in a striking landscape, add to their historic and religious interest.

It's amezing to see The Tibetan people praying inside and all of the amezing thombs of the previous Lamas and the gorgeous paintings on the walls but It's so sad that It treated like a museum and not like a scared place by the Chinese
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« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2008, 04:21:01 PM »


Chambord Castle, built by King François I (it's a bit empty inside, though, but there's the famous 'magic stairs" created by Leonordo Da Vinci),



Wow!!  I wouldn't mind going home to that pile of bricks.  Yes
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