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I don't know why abandoned churches fascinate me. Perhaps it's the architecture, or tecture, or wondering what special things went on there 'in the day.' [The Untold Stories of Abandoned Houses – Photography Showcase]
Gwrych Castle is a Grade I listed country house near Abergele in Conwy county borough, Wales. - The ghostly remains of Gwrych Castle, Wales - built between 1819 and 1825 at the behest of Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh.
The Monserrate Palace is an exotic palatial villa located near Sintra, Portugal, the traditional summer resort of the Portuguese court. It was built in 1858 for Sir Francis Cook, an English baronet created visconde de Monserrate by King Luís.
Eltz Castle (German: Burg Eltz) is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family (the Eltz family) that lived there in the century, 33 generations ago.
Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest ancient castle. It is 570 meters long and an average of 130 meters wide Had the honor to eat in the palace with the prince of Prague.
Ancient, County Wicklow, Ireland photo via brenna (Blue Pueblo)