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IF Dol Guldur was remade into a gorgeous castle it might look like this:

Tol Eressea

Dec 26 2012, 10:13pm

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IF Dol Guldur was remade into a gorgeous castle it might look like this: Can't Post

The Alcázar of Segovia is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain.



It influenced Disney's Cinderella castle.

(This post was edited by Eruonen on Dec 26 2012, 10:16pm)


Dec 26 2012, 10:19pm

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Looks like Hogwarts to me.... // [In reply to] Can't Post


~*Haudh-en-Ndengin the Elves named it, the Hill of Slain, and Haugh-en-Nirnaeth, the Hill of tears... the earth beneath which the swords of the Eldar and the Edain crumbled into rust*~


Dec 26 2012, 10:22pm

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Dol Guldur [In reply to] Can't Post

And "gorgeous castle". I don't think the Necromancer would agree. Wink

Beautiful though. Have you been?

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Tol Eressea

Dec 26 2012, 10:37pm

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I know John Howe is very familiar with the castles and keep of Europe, I [In reply to] Can't Post

wonder if this drawing was partially based on the above.
Though much of his influence is from Alpine Swiss, Austrian, French and Bavarian etc. castles.


Maybe it looks closer to its previous name...Amon Lanc ...prior to the corruption of Sauron.

(This post was edited by Eruonen on Dec 26 2012, 10:41pm)

Tol Eressea

Dec 26 2012, 10:37pm

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I agree, it has a Hogwarts look too. [In reply to] Can't Post



Dec 27 2012, 7:32pm

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I thought . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

Neuschwanstein was the model for Cinderella's castle.

They do look alike.

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Tol Eressea

Dec 27 2012, 9:41pm

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All of the above [In reply to] Can't Post

"Cinderella Castle was inspired by a variety of real and fictional castles. These included Fontainebleau, Versailles and the châteaux of Chenonceau, Pierrefonds, Chambord and Chaumont, as well as Castle Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, and Alcázar of Segovia, Castile and León (Spain), the oldest of all, which is 9 centuries old and also the Moszna Castle in Poland which was built in 18th century. The chief designer of the Castle, Herbert Ryman, also referenced the original design for the castle in the film Cinderella and his own well-known creation — the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in California.[1]"



Jan 1 2013, 9:49am

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I was thinking 'what a lovely castle' [In reply to] Can't Post

and then I realized I've actually been there but two years ago. Laugh

some nice moats there as well to keep those pesky wizards away: http://i49.tinypic.com/2jveqw.jpg


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