keskiviikko 6. marraskuuta 2013

Linnoja - Castles

The Wartburg Castle, Germany
 29 Oct, 2013
Helga lähetti kortin Wartburgin linnasta. Wartburgin linna on eräs Saksan kuuluisimmista keskiaikaisista linnoista. Se sijaitsee Thüringenissa Eisenachin kaupungissa 410 metrin korkuisella kukkulalla. Linna valittiin vuonna 1999 Unescon maailmaperintökohteeksi.

The Wartburg Castle sits on a steep hill, overlooking the city of Eisenach. It is one of the oldest and best-preserved Romanesque castles in Germany.

 The Cheverny Castle, France
 Private swap from Annick
Château de Cheverny, one of the Loire Valley Castles. Cheverny Castle is said to have invented the French Style in 1630-1640. Chateau de Cheverny’s design was inspired by the Luxembourg Palace in Paris

 Rock of Cashel or Cashel of the Kings, Tipperary, Ireland
 6 Nov, 2013
Lindsey asuu Coloradossa, USA:ssa ja lähetti kortin, jonka hän oli ostanut useita vuosia sitten kouluretkellään Englantiin ja Irlantiin. Hän toivoo pääsevänsä sinne joskus uudestaan, jahka hänen lapsensa on vähän vanhempi.

The rock rises from the Plain of Tipperary forming a striking landmark which can be seen from all roads leading to the town. From the 4th to the 12th centuries it was the principal stronghold of the Kings of Munster, but after being visited by St. Patrick in the 5th century it acquired a religious significance which was seen outshine its political importance.

The Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, England
6 Nov, 2013 
From Julian.

A castle has been on the site since 1119. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King  Edward I, for whom it became a favourite residence; in the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a residence for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. The castle today dates mostly from the 19th century and is built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len to the east of the village of Leeds. It has been open to the public since 1976. ( Wikipedia )

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