Earthquakes, bloody conflicts, and the steady march of years take their toll on everything - and buildings especially. However, while few buildings last longer than a century, many castles were built to do just that. Not every castle survived the ravages of time, but many have been restored or redeveloped in order to preserve a small piece of history. They also make great tourist destinations.
And because castles make good photo opportunities, we have plenty of photos that date back to the mid-19th century. This gives us a genuine means to compare historical castles then and now, how they've been improved or degraded over time. Check out the castles below and vote up the ones that make you feel history in motion.
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (1851 & 2007)
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