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Where is this? Part 18 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-3-15 22:26:30 |Display all floors

afri simba

you'd make a good detective

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Post time 2006-3-15 22:27:51 |Display all floors

Sooooooooo beautiful!

culzean.jpg

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Post time 2006-3-15 22:33:57 |Display all floors

But, TMP, I have a question...

Why the cannon is NOT facing the sea, from where the pirates would come?

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Post time 2006-3-15 22:36:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by otis22 at 2006-3-15 17:26
you'd make a good detective


That was my childhood dream, Otis...

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Post time 2006-3-15 23:58:44 |Display all floors

Ah ha!

Originally posted by afri_simba at 15-3-2006 02:33 PM
Why the cannon is NOT facing the sea, from where the pirates would come?


Perhaps it is to fight the invading English?

It is a very nice castle in a perfect location - recommended for any visitor to the area.
Take me down to the paradise city, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

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Post time 2006-3-16 00:13:52 |Display all floors
The canon was probably moved to be a lawn decoration since it's not needed anymore. I don't think this castle was worried much about being attacked anyway - the windows are HUGE! If the castle thought (?) it would be attacked, it would be layed out a bit differently. That's why I thought it was fake or built in recent times. I think the people who built it were more concerned with seeing the lovely view!


ok, ok, I couldn't help it, I looked it up...
It is now a hotel.
"Between 1777 and 1792 Adam converted an old fortified towercastle for David Kennedy, the 10th Earl of Cassillis, creating at Culzean (pronounced "Cullane") probably the finest Georgian castle in Scotland. Its Circular Saloon and Oval Staircase are acknowledged as Adam's final masterpiece."

http://www.aboutscotland.com/culzean/

I'm more curious about when/why it was originally built than the newer uses. If anyone can find it easily, I'll give you some points. I've gotta run for now.
I am not rich.  :L

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Post time 2006-3-16 02:11:25 |Display all floors

Well ...

You can all come and visit me and I will show you this castle
Take me down to the paradise city, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

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