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View Poll Results: Favourite palace/castle?
Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK 4 10.81%
Buckingham Palace, London, UK 2 5.41%
Palace of Versaille, Versaille, France 5 13.51%
Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany 8 21.62%
Charlottenberg Palace, Berlin, Germany 0 0%
Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria 2 5.41%
Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy 1 2.70%
Palace at Caserta, Caserta, Italy 2 5.41%
Palacio Real de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 2 5.41%
The Alhambra, Granada, Spain 3 8.11%
Sansoucci, Potsdam, Germany 0 0%
Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia 1 2.70%
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey 0 0%
Amba Vilas (Palace at Mysore), Mysore, India 0 0%
Umaid Palace, Jodhpur, India 0 0%
Forbidden City, Beijing, China 2 5.41%
Summer Palace, Beijing, China 0 0%
Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, South Korea 0 0%
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet/China 0 0%
Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan 1 2.70%
Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan 2 5.41%
Angkor Wat, Cambodia 0 0%
Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand 2 5.41%
Purple Forbidden City/Citadel, Hue, Vietnam 0 0%
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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According to the link the cult film House of Whipcord (1974) was filmed here. I've seen the film a few years ago but didn't know that it was actually shot on location at this infamous place. Interesting.
It's quite a famous location due to the fact that there is a lot of unexplained paranormal activity at the old jail.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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I recommend Chantilly here.It's close to Paris,and absolutely gorgeous.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:29 PM
 
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Have been to a few on this list, of them I'd say Schonbrunn & Charlottenburg I liked the most - more than Doge's Palace in Venice.

Others I've actually been to: Budapest, Wawel Castle (Krakow), Malbork (Poland), Kadroig (Tallinn, Estonia - Catherine the great's summer palace), Prague (the largest), Sforza (Milan), and few others (Riga, Vilnius mostly remnants). For some the complex is overwhelming, while others like Kadroig Palace in Tallinn the scale is much more personable with beautiful gardens.

From strictly a photographic setting, Mont St Michel is most spectacular. Also the photogenic ruins of Spis Castle in Slovakia has been used for many films - very haunting quality.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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I'm lost in translation here Isn't the building on Mont St. Michel an abbey/church? Or are structures with strong walls generally referred to as castles?
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I'm lost in translation here Isn't the building on Mont St. Michel an abbey/church? Or are structures with strong walls generally referred to as castles?
Most castles and fortifications had religious connections, and are best summed up by Sir Sir Walter Scott's words about Durham:

Grey towers of Durham
Yet well I love thy mixed and massive piles
Half church of God, half castle ‘gainst the Scot
And long to roam these venerable aisles
With records stored of deeds long since forgot


link
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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The Catherine/Pushkin Palace in St. Petersburg was probably the most impressive European palace I've seen and probably the most impressive overall.

As for Austrian palaces: I never liked Schönbrunn. The colour of the building sucks. The palace grounds is what makes it pretty awesome, though. Overall I prefer the Hofburg and Belvedere in Vienna.
This^

The Forbidden City as a big let down for me. It was poorly maintained and pretty disrespected by the public. It's been a while since I was there. Maybe it's improved since then?

I think that the entire Acropolis needs a nod here too, even though it's a ruin.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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I'm lost in translation here Isn't the building on Mont St. Michel an abbey/church? Or are structures with strong walls generally referred to as castles?
Mont St-Michel has remparts and a few defensive features but I have never heard of it as a "castle".
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:40 AM
 
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This^

The Forbidden City as a big let down for me. It was poorly maintained and pretty disrespected by the public. It's been a while since I was there. Maybe it's improved since then?

I think that the entire Acropolis needs a nod here too, even though it's a ruin.
Was only there briefly because we were part of a cheap local tour (but didn't mind too much as it was freezing), but yeah, I didn't get to appreciate it that much, it's still cool though. I prefer the Summer Palace myself though.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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So Chantilly


The garden is also pretty amazing


I'm a really bad photographer though,they look much better with your own eyes.
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Munich, Germany
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The Alhambra for me.
Just look at it
https://www.google.com/search?q=alha...ed=0CAgQ_AUoAQ
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