Just dipping in and out this thread at the moment and enjoying other peoples posts and links . Been overdoing it in the garden the last couple of days and cant get my thinking head on . At some point I will get round to posting some photo's and vids. of castles and forts .
Crenellations is one of my favourite words and I take great joy in using it when passing any castle and seeing a WTF look on other peoples faces. I think I found the word in a Monty Python script book.
A merlon is the solid upright section of a battlement (a crenellated parapet) in medieval architecture or fortifications. ... The space between two merlons is called a crenel, and a succession of merlons and crenels is a crenellation. Crenels designed in later eras for use by cannons were also called embrasures.
The Castle of Boyabat on top of a hill Boyabat Castle, is a castle in the town of Boyabat, Sinop Province, Turkey built by the Paphlagonians in antiquity and reconstructed under Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman rule. The castle is situated in the Gökırmak Valley and built on the southern of two...
Tilbury fort .
This place was only a half hour drive from my last abode so visited quite often .
Interesting in that during WW1 it had some AA guns on the parade that used to fire at zeppelins using the Thames for navigation .
The Germans had their revenge in WW2 when they bombed the place destroying a barrack block .
Clearly designed to cremate immigrants or create step aerobic champions.
Anyway, before the thread descends into irreversible gayness and general Frenchification and chateauness, let's have a decent fortress for when you absolutely, definitely, positively, unquestionably and beyond any doubt, have to tell Welsh people to f@ck off.