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Old 03-31-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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I thought this would be kinda of cool but what's your favorate imperial or royal palace thru out history in any country or empire thats ever existed.

(Like the Kremlin has been around since the 1300's to 1400's for example.)

My favorate is the Palatine Hill or Emperial Palace of Rome where the first emperor Augustus first built it and later emperors added on to it as well some lived in other cities like Milan or Ravenna.

Here's a link of some pictures of the Great Roman Imperial Palce of what still exists today.
Imperial Palace
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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Very nice pictures..
I'd like to see Aachen and Chateau de Coucy.. I had a list going of alot more, and now it's gone Will find it,though and add them!
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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I love the chateaux of the Loire.

My favorite:

LVO, Chambord Chateau, Chambord castle

Chateaux Chambord
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Very nice pictures..
I'd like to see Aachen and Chateau de Coucy.. I had a list going of alot more, and now it's gone Will find it,though and add them!
Are these your favorate ....Charlemagne's Palace TrudyRose??
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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I love the chateaux of the Loire.

My favorite:

LVO, Chambord Chateau, Chambord castle

Chateaux Chambord
I checked the link but who was the main King or Count or Knight etc...who lived ther CMMom......
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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Default Francois I

I believe that it was initially built as a "hunting lodge" for Francois I (King of France at the same time as Henry VIII-early 1500's). He apparently only visited it about 7 times. It was considered impractical to heat, and was kept completely unfurnished. The entourage brought everything including furniture, wall hangings, and all food (except for game such as deer) when they arrived.

I've been to visit and it is incredible, if a bit cold and drafty. The double-helix staircase is quite amazing...
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Vienna has two beautiful imperial palaces - from the Hapsburgs. The main one is Schloss Schonbrunn. It was the imperial home from the mid 1600's until the fall of the family in 1918. The other is Schloss Belvedere, which has amazing gardens. I don't think Belvedere started as an imperial palace, but was acquired later on. When you walk through Schonbrunn, it's hard to imagine people actually lived there.

The other great castle to go see is Neuschwanstein, in Bavaria. Mad King Ludwig II bankrupted the Bavarian treasury building this castle on the top of a hill, overlooking his childhood home at Hohenschwangau. My favorite part (aside from the gold throne room) was the door for unwanted guests. It was a sheer drop off the cliff! It's also the castle used as the inspiration for Disney's Cinderella Castle.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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I'd also like to see Lindsfarne.. or what's left of it!
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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Are these your favorate ....Charlemagne's Palace TrudyRose??
Yes! Been having a slight problem with this site.. seems OK now.. all I had for 2 days were only 2 posts
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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Vienna has two beautiful imperial palaces - from the Hapsburgs. The main one is Schloss Schonbrunn. It was the imperial home from the mid 1600's until the fall of the family in 1918. The other is Schloss Belvedere, which has amazing gardens. I don't think Belvedere started as an imperial palace, but was acquired later on. When you walk through Schonbrunn, it's hard to imagine people actually lived there.

The other great castle to go see is Neuschwanstein, in Bavaria. Mad King Ludwig II bankrupted the Bavarian treasury building this castle on the top of a hill, overlooking his childhood home at Hohenschwangau. My favorite part (aside from the gold throne room) was the door for unwanted guests. It was a sheer drop off the cliff! It's also the castle used as the inspiration for Disney's Cinderella Castle.
I was at both of them!! We rode up to Neuschwanstein in the horse drawn carriage...I could not bear to look over the edge!!! I have a fear of heights I really liked the old castle...did you see the cavern with the Roman tub? I could just picture myself there bathing in the summer...next time I'd like to see some of the older, historical castles. But it was just such a beautiful place.
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