Sorry, I still have a Game of Thrones hangover, so when I watch this beautiful drone footage that gives sweeping views of castles across Europe, I see the map of Westeros in the opening credits come alive. Some of these castles are in ruins, some are near rivers, some are on islets, some are embedded on the mountain…
Two hours outside of Paris stands Guédelon, a castle that looks like it’s from the medieval period, but is actually being constructed right now. What’s more, the castle isn’t being built with new technology but instead with medieval techniques and materials. That means every stone, every tile, every single part of the…
What makes a castle impregnable? Is it the walls? Its inhabitants? Other defenses? A combination of all of the above? All we can tell you is this — no one is pregnating these nine fictional castles any time soon.
On the southwest corner of Central Park West and 106th Street in New York City, there's an enormous castle. It takes up the whole east end of the block, with its red brick cylindrical turrets topped with gleaming silver cones. The stained glass windows and intricate stonework make the building look like something…
This is Takeda Castle. It's located in Hyogo Prefecture. In the sky.
You know the saying "a man's home is his castle?" Some folks out there take it very seriously — setting out to build their own medieval fortresses. Carlos Zahumenszky from Gizmodo en Español collected some of the most fascinating castles, all with one thing in common: they were all begun as one-person projects.
Okay, sure — this run down castle in France doesn't look like much. But just think, for a mere $680,000 it could be all yours! ALL YOURS!
In the 21st Century you can be a castellan, too. These DiY castles and castle-like buildings presented below were all built by just one person, though a few of them had a bit of help from their families or volunteers.
The Queen may have Buckingham Palace, Nicholas Cage may own half of Europe's castles, but Don Justo has this beautiful cathedral of trash. He's been building it in Madrid for 50-odd years now, and is almost finished.
No, it's not science fiction. it's three Englishmen floating across an Italian lake in a bouncey castle, one of whom dons a felt shark costume, while interrupting an international regatta. It's a bloody dream come true. Love it. [Geekosystem]