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How About Castles - Anyone Got Any Castle Shots?

 
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Nov 26, 2018 03:31 |  #166

Colossi, Cyprus


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Nov 26, 2018 05:54 |  #167

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Interesting Castle!

Do you (or anyone else) know what the four square holes are in this photo going bottom right to top left?

They must have had a purpose doing something important!


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Nov 26, 2018 05:58 |  #168

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Interesting Castle!

Do you (or anyone else) know what the four square holes are in this photo going bottom right to top left?

They must have had a purpose doing something important!

Have to be for holding supports for a staircase to the rooftop/parapet, surely.


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Nov 26, 2018 06:02 |  #169

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Have to be for holding supports for a staircase to the rooftop/parapet, surely.

Thank you Pippan. I had to Google the word parapet! That was new to me!!


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Nov 26, 2018 07:10 |  #170

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18758711 (external link)
Interesting Castle!

Do you (or anyone else) know what the four square holes are in this photo going bottom right to top left?

They must have had a purpose doing something important!

Pippan wrote in post #18758712 (external link)
Have to be for holding supports for a staircase to the rooftop/parapet, surely.

I cant see them being for a staircase for several reasons.

1) You would bang your head on the Machicolations.
2) It would stop the Machicolations from defending the doorway directly below.
3) The Keep will have an internal staircase to allow the soldiers to reach the battlements.

To hazard a guess I would say the holes were for roof beams added at a much later date.


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Nov 26, 2018 07:21 |  #171

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I cant see them being for a staircase for several reasons.

1) You would bang your head on the Machicolations.
2) It would stop the Machicolations from defending the doorway directly below.
3) The Keep will have an internal staircase to allow the soldiers to reach the battlements.

To hazard a guess I would say the holes were for roof beams added at a much later date.

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Nov 26, 2018 10:22 |  #172

According to https://www.cyprusisla​nd.net/cyprus-castles/kolossi-castle (external link) the castle had a reception chamber and probably benches for the views of the vineyards. However it was a keep, a last resort for defence. It was Used by crusader knights.


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Nov 26, 2018 14:00 |  #173

john crossley wrote in post #18758740 (external link)
I cant see them being for a staircase for several reasons.

1) You would bang your head on the Machicolations.
2) It would stop the Machicolations from defending the doorway directly below.
3) The Keep will have an internal staircase to allow the soldiers to reach the battlements.

To hazard a guess I would say the holes were for roof beams added at a much later date.

I was thinking of a staircase on the inside, with the supporting beams sticking through the wall. :)


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Nov 28, 2018 00:23 |  #174

Maunsell Forts. Not exactly castles - unless you were the sitting target stationed there, but seeing as castles are primarily for defence I think it appropriate to post them here.
These fortifications were built on land and floated out to the Shivering Sands in the River Thames estuary in 1943 during WW2. Their purpose was anti-aircraft defence. They are a bit rusty today and not particularly accessible or liveable. When they were in operation they were interlinked.


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Nov 29, 2018 03:16 |  #175

Rochester Castle. Another view. Rochester Kent. UK.


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Dec 02, 2018 00:25 |  #176

Shornemead Fort. On the South bank of the river Thames 2 miles East of Gravesend. Kent. UK.
Hardly a fairy-tale castle. Built as a defence during the Napoleonic wars along with many other similar fortifications of the period. Picture taken from the river.
For more info please read the interesting Wiki link. It also features on YouTube.

https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Shornemead_For​t (external link)


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Dec 02, 2018 17:10 |  #177

I’m never quite sure what the difference is between a fort and a castle but here is No Man’s Fort in the Solent between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight in the South of England. It’s now a hotel and an interesting place to stay!


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Dec 04, 2018 10:51 |  #178

Howth Castle in Howth, Ireland:


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Dec 04, 2018 12:24 |  #179

Does Belvedere castle in NYC count? I feel like it's more of a mini eiffel tower in Las Vegas than an actual Eiffel tower in NYC.


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Dec 05, 2018 07:04 |  #180

Carew castle in South Wales built in 1270.


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