Ancient Castles, Palaces, Forts, and Defensive Constructions Around the World

Challenge series hosted by Schrodingers_cat. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
Celebrate the textures, colors, and forms of Ancient Castles, Forts, Palaces, and Defensive Constructions from all over the world. Any structure you can logically cram into one of these categories is welcome. Note that this challenge is for BUILDINGS, not battlefields. EXCLUDE religious structures as they were covered in a previous challenge, UNLESS they did double duty as a military installation. This group of challenges will investigate the different aspects and processing techniques for interesting views of these wonderful old structures.
Finished (6 challenges)
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 22nd October, 2019 GMT
Winner: Zombie Dawn Approaches
THIS IS ABOUT THE LOCATION, NOT ABOUT PEOPLE AT THE LOCATION. Try to eliminate or minimize the people present. If a person seems to be the main subject, as opposed to the setting, that image does not fit this challenge, AND WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Also, this is more of a PROCESSING challenge than anything else. Take a photograph of some suitably OLD structure (for this particular challenge,...
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 15th October, 2019 GMT
Winner: medieval woman with sword
Ever been to Warwick Castle or some similar ancient place and seen the costumed actors portraying characters from the past? Sword fighting, jousting, or just hanging in the castle? Let's see your images of ANYBODY in period costume doing ANYTHING in some ancient structure and trying to look like they belong there. Heck, some of these things have really realistic mannequins dressed up in...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 8th October, 2019 GMT
Winner: Alexander’s Castle
We're looking for exterior images of structures that look like castles but really are not. In the US, castles are kinda thin on the ground. Hell, the UK has people storing their garden tools in structures older than our entire country :) But we did have a lot of folks with money they didn't know what to do with so they built stately homes and other stuff that they thought looked like...
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 1st October, 2019 GMT
Winner: Fort Scratchley 0114a
Contrary to the title of the Series of Challenges containing it, this individual challenge will be limited to defensive fortifications ACTUALLY USED OR BUILT FOR FOR MILITARY PURPOSES between the beginning of WWI and the end of WWII. That means that some of the Napoleonic and older stuff scattered around Europe, the UK, and elswhere which was reoccupied as a defensive structure during WWI or...
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 24th September, 2019 GMT
Winner: Ghosts of the Past ? Munot (SH)
We're looking for INTERIOR images of these structures with any processing. Details in the construction, interesting stonework, a vaulted arch, a stone shelf, an interesting doorway or stairway, something of that nature. If the image is inside the defensive walls of a courtyard or similar, that is acceptable. FOR THIS CHALLENGE, LET'S RESTRICT THE MAIN SUBJECT STRUCTURE TO PRE 1800.
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 17th September, 2019 GMT
Winner: Kilchurn Castle, Scotland
We're looking for EXTERIOR images showing the exterior of Ancient Castles, Forts, and Defensive Structures. Structures in this usage means BUILDINGS of some sort. We are interested in wide views, NOT closeups of specific details. Some of the best structures have had the town build up very closely around them, sometimes to the extent the structure itself is only glimpsed from certain angles....