Sunday, May 24, 2009

10 Most Fascinating Castles and Palaces

Well, let's make that 12, shall we?

From the Potala Palace in Tibet... Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps, these are 10 fabulous entries.

I'd like to offer two others though as well.

One is the glorious Fonthill Castle, nearby to me in Doylestown, PA. Built by Historian and archaeologist Henry Mercer almost 100 years ago, it's a true work of art.

Her Nibs unwittingly used for purposes of scale

Even more stunning, and surprising in being left off of this list, is the magnificent palace of His Nibs.

See the other eight by clicking on the title to this blog entry.

1 comment:

  1. I can tell you something about Neuschwanstein... :)
    When I was a kid, my dad took me to see the castle.
    We didn't go to the actual castle first, instead we arrived very early in the morning (it was still dark) and went up the mountain on the opposite side.
    Once up there (still dark, it was early winter), we found a good spot and had breakfast while the sky began to lighten.
    The castle on the other side was shrouded in clouds and as the sun came up... it changed.
    From dark blue, to light blue, to pink, to white -- it reflected all the colors around, and changed throughout the sunrise.
    Pure magic.
    I recommend watching this, because you'll never forget it.
    Move over, Disney (who used this castle as the inspiration for his fairytale castles)
    Nothing beats the real thing. :)