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Castle Design: Arundel Castle

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Castle Design: Arundel Castle

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Arundel Castle is a restored Norman style castle located in England. It was founded in 1067 by Roger de Montgomery. Currently Arundel Castle is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk and their children.  "Arundel Castle was built during the reign of William the Conqueror as a fortification for the mouth of the River Arun and a defensive position for the surrounding land against invasion from the continent. The original structure was a motte a double bailey castle" (C&MH). (ABOVE) The front of the castle is a magnificent site. As you drive along the driveway you are surrounded by a stunning castle that holds so much history. What I find architecturally beautiful is the variation in window shapes. The three large "u" shape windows directly in front are gorgeous. The roof of the castle is also beautiful with its different shapes and heights. (BELOW 1) To enter the front courtyard you must pass through either the left or right archway. The archways are portals into a different world! A world of pure architectural beauty. (BELOW 2) A view looking down shows the breezeway. This photograph clearly calls to attention the different building materials used. I love how each face of the exterior uses a different material. (BELOW 3) A birds eye view of the castle. What a stunning view! I wish I could be the Duke of Norfolk for a day, just to experience what it's like to live here! The only downside is the castle is haunted...What do you think of the castle? 

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At July 29, 2012 at 5:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

 

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