Two German Princes Looking Very Scottish.

Taken in 1863 this photograph shows the then thirty two year old Prussian crown Prince Friedrich (future Emperor Friedrich III of Germany) and the four year old Prince Wilhelm of Prussia the future Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in Balmoral, the favourite Scottish estate of Queen Victoria and her family, Friedrich of course was married … More Two German Princes Looking Very Scottish.

Derryquin Castle.

This beautiful.sketch shows Derryquin Castle in the Parknasilla estate in Sneem, County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. It stood on the Ring of Kerry route some 40 km (25 miles) south-west of Killarney. An eighteenth century stone built castle that has now sadly been demolished, designed by local architect James Franklin Fuller, the house comprised a three … More Derryquin Castle.

Royal Chair

This chair dated about 1812 is a  council chair of carved and gilded pine and beechwood, covered in red velvet with gold trimmings and fitted with a cushion and valance. Backs shaped like Roman chariots.” It is taken from the throne room at Buckingham Palace in London.

Krak des Chevaliers

Also known as Crac des Chevaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds; as a result it was known as Hisn al Akrad, meaning the “Castle of the Kurds”. In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of … More Krak des Chevaliers

Ajlun Castle

A twelfth century Muslim castle located in northwestern Jordan, also known as Qa’lat ar-Rabad, it is placed on a hilltop belonging to Jabal ‘Auf (Mount Ajlun) district, also known as Jabal ‘Auf after a Bedouin tribe which had captured the area in the twelfth century. From its high ground the castle was guarding three wadis … More Ajlun Castle