Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace on the outbreak of War in 1914. Advertisements
The earliest known photograph of the Taj Mahal taken by Dr. John Murray of East India Company in the 1850s.
U.S. Marines and Vietnamese troops move through the grounds of the Imperial Palace in the old citadel area of Hue, Vietnam, on February 26, 1968, after seizing it from Communist hands. The heavy damage was the result of the artillery, air, and mortar pounding the area received for 25 days while the Viet Cong/NVA held … More A Once Proud Palace Ravaged By War.
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.
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.
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.
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
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