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    Link Public domain castles

    The British Library has a massive collection of public domain images collected on Flickr. Here specifically are 95 illustrations (and a couple floor plans) or castles:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/britis...7639804554423/

    Enjoy!

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    Thank you very much for sharing this!

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    Awesome, How people thought the world looked like back then, There is a map where california is it's own island XD

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    I love stuff like this. I've been combing through Google and grabbing floor plans for big, famous estates...then turning around and using them as castles/dungeons in my D&D campaign. This originally started as a floor plan for an old mansion or estate that I came across (recreated in Adobe Illustrator) :
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    Good find, some of those illustrations are fantastic. There's a genre of painting and drawing (probably etching too) that I really like, showing the lonely ruins of a castle from a distance. I remember seeing one of Drachenfels some time in the past. So cliché, but still...

    xpian, that's great, it makes me think of Sans Souci in Berlin.

    cheers,
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    Informative post and link, thanks

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    Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing.

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    I used eplans.com for getting ideas for my house. Lots of stuff there, not necessarily medieval but good reference for spatial relationships of rooms and what not.
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