The stunningly situated Criccieth Castle.
Monastery of Blaubeuren, Blaubeuren, Germany 🇩🇪 It feels so calm and serene just looking at this picture. Wonderful.
This is the Blaubeuren Abbey in Germany. This Abbey is a monastery and was established in 1085 by three brothers, the counts Anselm and Hugo of Tübingen and Count Sigiboto of Ruck.
They had initially decided to construct this church in the Alb, near the Swabian Albs. Due to a lack of water supply, they moved to the current location in Blautopf.
A Roman Catholic monastery was built here.
This church was damaged in the 14th and 15th century due to the lack of funds and the reformation.
This current Gothic cathedral was restored by abbots Ulrich Kundig, Henry III, Fabri and Gregorius Rösch. They built a Protestant Abbey instead.
This Gothic church is more or less as it was when they first built it in the 15th century. The Choir stalls, high altar, the sculptors and paintings are all original and made by local artists from the medieval times.
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Берёг вам этот воздушный шар над чешским замком Груба Скала до сегодняшнего праздничного дня. Они там летали над Чешским Раем десятками. Гуляешь такой по скалам, наслаждаешься видами, и вдруг сверху: пшшш! А это горелка над пролетающей корзиной включилась. И летит, не спеша, мимо очередной шар, заслоняя красным бочком солнце.
Из моих полётных мечт – повисеть на воздушном шаре над Каппадокией, полетать на дельталёте над замком Нойшванштайн с горы Тегельберг, и вот так, как тут, на воздушном шаре над Грубоскальско. В последних двух местах удалось побывать, но они там улетели без меня, редиски. Так что надо вернуться.
Нашёл в интернете по случаю пирожок:
на день святого Валентина
носком одарен мой герой
а к двадцать третьему получит
Мо́шненский замок (Pałac w Mosznej) у деревни Мо́шна (Польша, Опольское воеводство) сразу строился, как родовая усадьба силезко-маклембурского шляхетского рода Тиле-Винклеров, возникшего в начале XIX века.
В замке 365 комнат и помещений общей площадью более 7 тысяч квадратных метров. Украшают замок 99 башен и башенок. Замок и дворцово-парковый ансамбль расположен на территории около 200 га.
Во время Второй мировой войны замок не пострадал, в первую очередь потому что в 1945 году хозяева эмигрировали в Германию и замок был без боя занят советскими частями. При реконструкции 1960-1970-х годов были обнаружены подвалы средневекового замка и остатки частокола. После чего возник миф о существовавшем на этом месте замке тамплиеров. Впрочем историческая наука не может дать однозначный ответ кому принадлежал этот замок в средневековье.
В настоящее время замок находится в государственной собственности и функционирует как санаторий.
#интересная_история #замкимира #крепостьорешек #крепостьивангород #крепости #путешествия #веха #красота #музеиЛО #castles_world #такаяработа #башни #авторскиетуры #вехавкрепости #замки #вехипознания #вехистранствий #castle #prilaga
Castle Stalker, Appin, Scotland 🏴 This beautiful castle surrounded by an equally gorgeous Scottish landscape is privately owned! Would you like to be the owner instead? 😅
Castle Stalker was first built as a small fortified building and owned by the Lords of Lorn, who was the MacDougall family.
The history of this castle has a lot of murders behind it. Many families including the Stewarts (cousins of the Scottish Stuart Monarchy) tried to own this castle.
It was probably due to this fact that King James IV often lodged at Castle Stalker during his hunting trips in the Highlands.
The Coat Of Arms that can be seen on the castle’s entrance might have been from this time ie. 15th century. This Coat Of Arms could be the Royal Arms too.
In 1745, during an upheaval in Scotland about King Charles, the castle was bombarded with 2lb cannon-balls. The most fascinating thing is that these canon balls just bounced off the castle walls! Imagine that. It’s quite hilarious, don’t you think?
It is probably the castle’s thick walls that have helped it stand all these years.
Lt. Col. Stewart Allward in 1965 decided to restore Castle Stalker. His family helped him do it up the way we see this castle today. They worked Holidays and weekends. The castle is owned by Lt. Col. Stewart Allward’s successors today. ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️
Herz-Jesu-Kirche, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany 🇩🇪 I realised there are a couple of Herz-Jesu-Kirche churches around Europe.....and spent a time researching about the wrong one 😆
This Herz-Jesu-Kirche or the Sacred Heart Church is located in the town of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany.
The architecture of this church is historicism.
At first glance the architecture of this church looks very similar to the Limburg Cathedral, I guess that’s a post for another day. The Limburg Cathedral also has a similar reddish stone work and arches like you can see in this picture.
That’s probably because these two churches have the same architect, Max Meckel.
The chief difference between these two structures is that the Limburg Cathedral is in the neo-gothic style and our Sacred Heart Church in Romanesque.
Work on this cathedral began in 1892 and took nearly 5 years to complete.
This church was consecrated in 1897.
During the Second World War, the Cathedral wasn’t directly bombed but suffered damage. The damage was restored but the terracotta pulpit had to be done away with.
In 1952 this church was once again consecrated and has since then been well looked after by the people associated with it.
I guess I had asked this before....what’s your favourite style of church architecture? Comment below
Jalmahal, Rajasthan, India 🇮🇳 I have always longed to visit Rajasthan......This Indian state is known for it’s beautiful Palaces and history.
Jalmahal is a testament to the palatial houses that can be experienced in Rajasthan today.
Jalmahal literally means water palace. This palace sits in the middle of the picturesque Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and the ‘pink’ city.
This Palace was built by Maharaja Madho Singh in 1750 and bears a resemblance to Rajasthani as well as Mughal architecture.
Maharaja Madho Singh’s son further accentuated the palace with a courtyard and beautiful gardens. The gardens are a great place for bird viewing and are called Chameli Bagh.
The palace is also decked up in stunning yet subtle shades that stand apart from the blue colour of the lake.
The Mahal is 5 storeys tall. During high tide, four of these floors are submerged under water.
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Brno, Czech Republic 🇨🇿 This cathedral is an incredible landmark in the city of Brno. This cathedral is known for its architecture.
What catches your attention are the stunning 84 meter high towers.
These Gothic Revival architecture is the brainchild of architect August Kirstein. He constructed these towers in 1904–5.
From the inside, the Cathedral Of Saints Peter and Paul is decked up in a stunning baroque style.
The original church dates from the 14th century and has an interesting story to tell.
Apparently the church bells here ring at 11am instead of at noon. The legend says that the Swedes troops had promised to invade Brno before midday of 15th of August. Due to the lack of mechanical watches on everyone’s wrists, the citizens cunningly chimed the bells at 11am. The Swedes went back defeated and Brno was saved! ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️
Belgium 🇧🇪 This is an abandoned mansion somewhere in Belgium. @valsdarkroom
says it’s under threat of vandalism and so has decided to keep the whereabouts of this beautiful mansion anonymous.
Let’s take this opportunity to appreciate this abandoned building.....isn’t it a masterpiece!?
Apart from this structure, I’ve also wanted to talk to you about India. We recently discussed what fascinates you about India. To sum up the answers, it was Indian architecture, religious spirit and diversity that came up the most. So in conjunction with these answers I published an article today about the Indian architectural structures I have been lucky to visit. These structures are temples, caves, Mughal monuments and colonial structures.
This is a peek into what Indian architecture really is. If you like this article, maybe I can edit one more detailed article about India.
Click the link in my bio to read @giglee_magazine
Если б был какой-нибудь конкурс за самый романтичный замок на планете, то приходил бы Нойшванштайн и уверенно забирал бы призовые места. Он словно сошёл с иллюстраций детских сказок. Расположенный у подножия Альп, среди живописных озёр и лесов, этот красавец уже полтора века не даёт покоя азиатским туристам.
🏰 Нойшванштайн вдохновлял Чайковского при написании "Лебединого озера". Диснея – при создании мультфильма "Спящая красавица". Меня – на очередной #ПятничныйОтжим
. Что по ценности вклада в мировую культуру почти равноценно двум предыдущим, я считаю.
К замку судьба заносила дважды. В первый раз – ранней осенью, когда немецкие птицы ещё не улетели в тёплые края. И гуляли себе важно вдоль озера Alpsee, словно они павлины, а не банальные утки. Во второй раз – спустя почти три года, ранней весной. Из-за опасности схода снежных лавин администрация замка перекрыла дороги на лучшие смотровые. Но разве нас остановит какой-то немецкий шлагбаум.
И если осенью пришлось отстоять очередь, чтоб в огромной толпе китайских туристов потолкаться на мосту Marienbrücke с видом на замок, то весной, благодаря немецкому шлагбауму, удалось там погулять почти в полном одиночестве 😄
Так что пусть вас не пугает смена времён года в кадре! В ролике ваш бобрый друг репликатор образца 2017 и 2014 годов соответственно. С пятницей, дружья, и прекрасных вам баварских замков!
Odawara Castle, Odawara, Japan 🇯🇵 The Odawara Castle in Japan is the closest to Tokyo.
This castle was built in the mid 15th century and became a part of a powerful warring clan called Hojo Clan.
When this clan was defeated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the castle was then incorporated to unite Japan.
A few centuries later, the earthquake of 1703 destroyed the castle. Luckily the destroyed parts were rebuilt.
The next century saw the castle being dismantled and it’s parts sold, a land availability problem faced by every castle in Japan.
Luckily in the 1960s, they restored this beautiful keep using a special type of concrete in the Edo style (17th-19th century)
From the outside, the keep appears to be three storeys high but is is fact 4 floors from the inside.
The three important gates to this castle were also restored recently giving us a feel of how Japanese castles used to be.
The Odawara Castle is a nice place to take in the surrounding scenery and gaze at the cherry blossoms that make this land seem magical.
Are you fascinated by Japanese castles? Comment below if you’ve seen one....or not! ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️
St. Petri Dom, Bremen, Germany 🇩🇪 The St. Petri Dom in Bremen is also called the St Peter’s cathedral and it’s story is as interesting as the church looks.
This cathedral is built in the 11th century and is of course an iconic place the town of Bremen.
You’ll find this church in the market square in the centre of Bremen. It’s hard to miss such a historic and magnificent structure.
This gothic church is so stunning! Just look at the two towers and the dial.
The interiors are equally beautiful. The choir is from the 13th century and is hand crafted. Other interiors are also historic including the organ and the notations.
A major part of the church was restored in the 19th century’s great restoration.
And the best (spooky) part is the basement of the St. Petri Dom. There are 8 mummies, yes mummies, here in glass coffins! I don’t know why but I’m whispering right now 😅
Would you dare to go to the basement and check out the mummies? Comment below and if you would get spooked, how many nights would you not sleep? Me, I think I won’t sleep for at least three nights 😆 ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️
Broadway Tower, Worcestershire, England 🏴 A famous English landscape designer, Capability Brown came up with the idea of building a ‘Saxon’ tower. This tower was designed by James Wyatt in 1794 to look like a castle.
Lady Coventry who lived in Worcester was fascinated with the idea. She financed this project and the Folly was built in 1799.
Today, the Broadway Tower as it’s called is the second highest point in the scenic landscape of Cotswold.
Don’t be fooled though, the ‘Broadway’ has nothing to do with theatre.
Broadway is a village in Worcestershire.
Over the years, this Folly has seen some exciting times.
It had been an office for a printing press, then it was a country home to artists in the 1880s. One of these artists was a man called William Morris. He was so inspired by the Broadway Tower that he went on to initiate an Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
A bunker was constructed underground a few yards away from the Folly for the Cold War. This bunker is still one of the most well-equipped facilities in England but I don’t think it’s in use anymore.
Can you imagine how much of secret history lies under that white sheet of snow!
Have you been to a bunker before? The Churchill War Rooms are an excellent place to experience the thrill of war. They were at the heart of operations during the Second World War. Any other bunkers you know of? Comment below:)
Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England 🏴 The Salisbury Cathedral is an amazing example of Gothic architecture.
Isn’t it just marvellous?
Everyday, we discuss various such historical places. We talk about Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and more styles. Have you ever been confused and wondered what this meant?
How do you recognise the architecture of a building?
For this week’s article I have tried to explain what these words mean and where they come from. Hopefully after reading the article you’ll be able to know which architectural style what monument is built in.
If you’d like to read this article, you’ll find the link in my bio or you can comment below and I’ll DM the link to you:) As for the podcast, you’ll have to wait a bit. Exams upcoming next week so I’ve been busy.......studying 🙈
Amazing Mote... You think you had alligators in there at some point?
Irish castle ruins. What blueprints looked like centuries ago...
Il Castello dell'Imperatore (XIII secolo) a Prato (Toscana-Italia) fu costruito per ordine dell'imperatore Federico II di Svevia. È uno dei tanti capolavori che si possono ammirare nella bellissima città di Prato.
Beautiful ceilings. Anyone know the design? #castles
Medieval Pathway To The Stronghold.