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Explore #113: Castello di R, Italy – November 2014

Explore #2 of the Wet, with excitement Tour After our explore of the disused ceramics factory, James and I drove on through the rain to this abandoned castle. History The true history of this place is uncertain – the most oft-recounted version goes like this: This medieval castle was built at the end of the 11th century, and was originally used for military purposes such as a practice ground for knights and soldiers. Local folklore recalls a story of a…

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Explore #106: Chateau Congo, Belgium – September 2014

Explore #9 of the Taking the Piscine Tour After a revisit to Chateau d’Ah it was time for somewhere new – the huge but seriously knackered Chateau Congo. History (borrowed and amended from Rebecca’s blog) This large chateau was built in 1752 on 4 acres of land. The castle’s main facade is built in the Louis XIV style with whitewashed brick, and the outbuildings built in stone with the coat of arms of the Marquis of Radigues. The castle has…

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Explore #62a (revisit): Chateau d’Ah, Belgium – September 2014

Explore #8 of the Taking the Piscine Tour Day Three. We started our third and final day of the Belgium weekender with another revisit (for me) – the picturesque Chateau d’Ah. My report from my first explore can be seen here. Our Explore As with the first time I explored here, we arrived about an hour too early before dawn, so I spent the time have a nice lie down on the floor of one of the rooms and admiring…

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