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Glimmingehus, Skåne, Sweden

 

"Glimmingehus, located in Simrishamn Municipality, Skåne County in southern Sweden, is the best preserved medieval castle in Scandinavia. It was built 1499-1506, during an era when Scania formed a vital part of Denmark, and contains many defensive arrangements of the era, such as parapets, false doors and dead-end corridors, 'murder-holes' for pouring boiling pitch over the attackers, moats, drawbridges and various other forms of death traps to surprise trespassers and protect the nobles against peasant uprisings. The lower part of the castle's stone walls are 2.4 meters (94 inches) thick and the upper part 1.8 meters (71 inches)."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glimmingehus

 

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Climb to the square of the town

Castelnuovo Val di Cecina is a small village of the Metalliferous Hills, located on the furthest reaches of the Maremma open to the Tyrrhenian Sea and the island of Elba. The origins are uncertain, but certainly go back at the age Lombard (VII sec.), When this people drew up new avenues for research of mineral building a series of fortresses sighting and defense along the path that wound from Volterra Massa Marittima.

From archives - Taken with Fujichrome film 100ASA during the month of July at sunrise.

 

Scanned at 250dpi- No retouching, filters or editing.

Actual results.

 

'Medieval Fog' On Black

View on a part of the 13th-14th Century Medieval walls of Maastricht, Netherlands.

 

Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement to a Medieval religious centre, a garrison town and an early industrial city. Today, Maastricht is well-regarded as an affluent cultural center. Maastricht boasts 1677 national heritage sites, a number second only to Amsterdam.

 

Wikipedia: Maastricht

 

From the album Pieterpad - Maastricht-Strabeek

Saint-Pierre-in-Vallis gallo-roman chapel was built in 1043.

This is the medieval city of Lex Baux de Provence in Southern France just after Sunset in the Blue Hour

Santillana del Mar, siempre bella; siempre...... medieval.

 

Sacada en compañía de Alfonso tm, Azdoe, Ojancano en un dia de perros.

High tide at Gorey with a full moon, on December 6th 2014

In Main Square of Santa Pau (Girona)

The interior of Exeter Cathedral is as glorious as the exterior. Here is a detail showing the marvelous craftsmanship of the medieval artists who worked for hundreds of years on this massive project. Truly awesome!

Eguisheim - Alsace - France

 

I've been to Gent last fall for the third time to visit the Film Festival and again, the city did not fail to enchant. This view onto Gent's most memorable skyline is taking you on a journey back in time. Sadly, blue hour is over faster than you can say "beer and chocolate" ;)

must seen in View On Black

 

Siena

is a city in the Italian region of Tuscany. The city has a population of about 54,000 inhabitants. Siena began as an Etruscan settlement under Roman power. In the 12th century it became an independent city with its own government. There were traditionally struggles between Siena and Florence during the middle age and the renaissance.

@Wikipedia

Rouen

in north-western France on the River Seine,

is the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) region

and the historic capital city of Normandy.

 

One of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe.

@Wikipedia

The splendor of the Middle Ages

campiglia - Since many archaeological evidence in the municipal area is known to have existed prior appropriations to the Middle Ages. The territory already in Etruscan and Roman settlement is also due to the fact that the area is rich in minerals.Today we still visited the furnaces and mine shafts that the Etruscans exploited in search of metals. Were identified traces of a village of huts VIII-IX, it is in the Middle Ages that the town takes shape. In the eleventh century we have the first evidence of written sources that speak of the urban settlement of Campillia although it is certainly from the middle of the twelfth century, when the historical events influenced the Pisan village, that we start talking more and more of the city.

This amazing stained-glass window in St. David's Cathedral, Wales reminded me of the excellence of craftsmanship in Medieval times.

On another visit with grandchildren to Richmond Castle last year, we were treated with some Medieval Pageantry consisting of ladies dances and armed combat. This was provided by the Plantaganet Medieval Archery and Combat Society.

 

The colour of the ladies dresses, atmosphere and action of the combat was very entertaining.. we loved it : ))

Belvès, cité médiévale aux sept clochers, est située sur un éperon rocheux dominant la vallée de la Nauze. Belvès fut fortifiée au XIème siècle en raison de sa position stratégique.

 

En ce 1er Mai c ' était une belle destination pour célébrer son Anniversaire..

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" Médiéval Music "

 

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Belvès - Dordogne - France.

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The Black Church towering over the medieval, old town area of Brasov, Romania.

 

The Black Church is a church in Brasov, a city in Transylvania, Romania. It was built by the German community of the city and stands as the main Gothic style monument in the country.

 

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13th century castle chapel of Château de Fontaine-Henry in the village of Fontaine-Henry, Normandy, France

 

Some background information:

 

Château de Fontaine-Henry is a Renaissance castle in the French village of Fontaine-Henry in the Norman department of Calvados. It is located about 13 km (8 miles) to the northwest of the city of Caen and about 6 km (4 miles) to the south of the seaside town of Courseulles-sur-Mer. The castle is situated hillside in a landscaped garden with a beautiful view of the river Meu.

 

The château was built at the begjnning of the 11th century as a medieval stronghold. Ever since it is family-owned and hence was never sold. But as Château de Fontaine-Henry was sometimes handed on to women, the family in possession of the castle occasionally changed. By inheritance the property was owned by the noble families Tilly, Harcourt, Morais, Boutier de Château d’Assy, Montécler, Marguerie, Carbonnel, Cornulier and Oilliamson, in that order.

 

It was still the first owner family Tilly, who had the first massive stronghold replaced by a more livable castle between 1200 and 1220. The castle chapel and the underground vault which used to be the main floor at that time still date from that period.

 

Nowadays the chapel from the 13th century is abandoned, which means that it is out of use as an ecclesiastical building. However it is still very picturesque and interesting. Some of its building stones are inscribed with crosses and it is believed that they were etched in the stones by a 13th century lord of the castle as a reminiscence of his participation in a crusade.

 

In 1374, Jeanne de Tilly married Philippe d’Harcourt and passed the estate on to him as her marriage-portion. During the Hundred Years' War (from 1337 to 1453) the castle was destroyed, but after the end of the war, the family d’Harcourt started with its rebuilding in the Gothic style. The construction works extended from the end of the 15th century until around 1560. During these decades the Gothic style made way for the French Flamboyant style and later for the early Renaissance style. The castle’s today appearance represents all these styles, although the Renaissance style is definitely predominant, Thus Château de Fontaine-Henry is one of most beautiful Renaissance-style palaces throughout Normandy.

 

The castle’s architecture is dominated by its northern wing with the impressive chimney and the 15 metres high roof, which ranks among the highest roofs throughout France. The interior houses a great collection of paintings, including paintings from Mignard, Rubens, Corregio and Tizian. Since 1924 both castle and chapel are classified as a national historic monument. Every summer the castle is open to the public on two days a week. A visit is highly recommended.

 

Today’s lord of the castle is marquis Pierre Apollinaire d'Oilliamson, who still occupies the house and welcomes all visitors himself. His family name is of Scottish origin and means Williamson in the English spelling. The Williamsons are members of the Scottish Clan Gunn. In the 15th century they used to live in the Ross and Cromarty area in the Highlands. In 1495, Thomas Williamson, an ancestor of the current owner of the castle, went from Scotland to Normandy to become an archer in the Scottish Guard of the French King Charles VIII, who was an ally of the Scottish royal dynasty Stuart. In the years that followed, the family was ennobled due to their royalism and in the course of the centuries many Williamsons served in the French army, most of them as officers in command.

Just a quick bracketing / series mode test of the new D300 on my way home yesterday (out the car window). Yay, talk machine gun! The sky sucks - mostly because the weather sucks, too ;-) 5 Exposures blended using Photomatix.

 

In medieval times, Regensberg castle was the political center of the area.

  

The old Aylesford bridge dates from around 1250. The large central arch span replaced two former arches in alteration works undertaken in 1811.

 

The light was fading fast and I did not have my tripod with me, so I had to increase the ISO higher than I would normally for an HDR. I will return and hopefully take a better shot in the future, but this will do for now.

Nothing has changed

Campiglia - Since many archaeological evidence in the municipal area is known to have existed prior appropriations to the Middle Ages. The territory already in Etruscan and Roman settlement is also due to the fact that the area is rich in minerals.Today we still visited the furnaces and mine shafts that the Etruscans exploited in search of metals. Were identified traces of a village of huts VIII-IX, it is in the Middle Ages that the town takes shape. In the eleventh century we have the first evidence of written sources that speak of the urban settlement of Campillia although it is certainly from the middle of the twelfth century, when the historical events influenced the Pisan village, that we start talking more and more of the city.

Ruine médiévale de St Julien d'Arpaon

Medieval Arches in the town

Since many archaeological evidence in the municipal area is known to have existed prior appropriations to the Middle Ages. The territory already in Etruscan and Roman settlement is also due to the fact that the area is rich in minerals.Today we still visited the furnaces and mine shafts that the Etruscans exploited in search of metals. Were identified traces of a village of huts VIII-IX, it is in the Middle Ages that the town takes shape. In the eleventh century we have the first evidence of written sources that speak of the urban settlement of Campillia although it is certainly from the middle of the twelfth century, when the historical events influenced the Pisan village, that we start talking more and more of the city.

Siendo los puentes medievales verdaderas maravillas ingenieriles y artísticas, suelen pasar bastante desapercibidos por el gran público, éste de Frías es in embargo uno de los más famosos y admirados.

 

Forma junto al de Puente la Reina, Cangas de Onís, Balmaseda, Besalú y algunos pocos más, ese grupo de puentes privilegiados que sí aparecen en las guías turísticas convencionales.

 

La base del puente y los tajamares son de época romana y por él cruzaba la calzada romana antes citada. Ya en tiempos medievales fueron necesarios importantes reconstrucciones.

 

Este puente fortificado de Frías es un portento de longitud y belleza. Mide 143 metros de largo y una altura máxima de 11,3 de petril al río y otros tanto tiene la gran torre central .

 

Consta de nueve arcos de distinto perfil (apuntados y rebajados) y su trazado algo irregular responde a la necesidad de aprovechar las rocas que emergen distintos puntos del río para asentarlo.

 

La torre construida en el centro tiene planta poligonal y su función era controlar el paso y cobrar el impuesto de paso o "pontazgo" que permitía, entre otras cosas, sufragar las continuas reparaciones que serían necesarias para mantener su integridad.

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For the annual BRICKSTORY Contest by the Croatian LUG Kockice this year I built this medieval construction site. I already made the entry in February, but missed to post it before the Iron Builder, so I waited.

 

The idea for this build was on my list for a while, originally intended to be way bigger, but for the contest I had to make it a bit smaller due to time issues. Non the less I got it to include the two most important elements for me, the crane and the arch.

 

More detail shots.

The small medieval village where people live in harmony and enjoy in peaceful life.

I hope you like it.

 

Castle Combe - DSC_1220_1_2_tonemapped

My vision of the classic fortified medieval castle as we have it today. A classic tourist attraction both for kids and adults with all accompanying events and features. From fair where you can buy "autentic" (made in China) medieval weapons, utensils and armors to medieval show program and entertainers.

 

MOC is laid over 20 baseplates, and originally started as a large castle project, but was later decided to move it a couple of hundred years in the future - Today. It was displayed in klub "Kockice" city diorama at Varazdin exhibition, and will be displayed on LEGO World Kopenhagen this year.

 

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