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    Post 10 Most Fascinating Castles and Palaces

    These should inspire some castle creations:

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    Cool stuff! Thanks for posting.
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    Nice find!
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    Thanks! Those were amazing pics

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    Great link. I'm happy to have doe 3 from 10 (Malbork, Prague and the one in a cave). The one in the cave is particularly bizarre, and was the lair of a robber bandit who held out for years!
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    I'm pretty sure the one in the cave also was featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters.

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    That castle is a ruin... yet... for the fantasy castle designers who sometimes believe their creation is completely mad... there is the Montségur castle in the Pyrénées mountains (Southern France, near Spanish border).

    I visited it and it's quite madness to imagine they built a castle there.
    (the castle is actually also famous because it is the last fortified place to fall, after a long siege, during the Albigensian crusade. And the fall officially ended the crusade.

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    10 Most Fascinating Castles and Palaces-24montsegurnord.jpg

    10 Most Fascinating Castles and Palaces-montsegur_montagne.jpg

    10 Most Fascinating Castles and Palaces-montsegur-vue-aerienne.jpg

    The castle is quite small, really. During the siege, people built houses outside, between the walls and the steep slope (watch your steps)

    So sometimes... your fantasy castle on a mountain spike... isn't such a crazy idea.

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    Sweet link!

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    Nice stuff thanks for sharing

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