Tag: castles

May 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle

Picture of the Day: The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle

THE ROMAN POOL AT HEARST CASTLE Photograph by Trey Ratcliff @ stuckincustoms.com The Roman Pool at Hearst castle is a tiled indoor pool decorated with eight statues of Roman gods, goddesses and heroes. The pool appears to be styled after an ancient Roman bath such as the Baths of Caracalla in Rome…

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Apr 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Chateau de Chenonceau

Picture of the Day: Chateau de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau Loire Valley, France Photograph by Ra-smit on Wikimedia Commons The Château de Chenonceau is a French château near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Loire Valley of France. The château was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher and was designed by the…

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Feb 27, 2013

Picture of the Day: Château de Chambord

Picture of the Day: Château de Chambord

CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBFORD Photograph by Patrick Giraud The royal Château de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France, is one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its distinct French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. The building, which was never completed, was constructed from…

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Nov 27, 2012

Geometric Sand Sculptures by Calvin Seibert

Geometric Sand Sculptures by Calvin Seibert

Using a variety of 3D geometric shapes such as prisms, pyramids, cylinders, spheres and cones; artist Calvin Seibert creates wonderful sand sculptures that are not quite ‘castles’ but much more than just randomly placed building blocks. On Flickr, you can find an entire 66-picture gallery of Calvin’s artwork which have all been washed away…

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May 16, 2011

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

Bodiam Castle – East Sussex England | Photographer Unknown A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a preliminary line of defence. In some places moats evolved into more extensive water defences, including natural or artificial lakes, dams and sluices. In…

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