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Tilbury Star Fort, Essex, England. It stands on the bank of the River Thames and was built to defend London from attack from the sea by the Spanish Armada and during the Anglo-Dutch Wars.

Tilbury Fort: Some makeshift defences protected the Tilbury-Gravesend ferry crossing of the river Thames as early as the century, but it was not until the century that any significant defensive structures were built there.

Ch�teau d'Anjony, Auvergne, France.  Lets Go Castles Amazing discounts - up to 80% off Compare prices on 100's of Hotel-Flight Bookings sites at once Multicityworldtravel.com

Mountain Side Castle, Auvergne, France photo via medieval - something about that castle on the hill makes me think of stories.

Church ruins

Whitby Abbey { North Yorkshire, England} It is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII.

Utrecht, Netherlands (by Andre Russcher)

(Utrecht, Netherlands) Because I love the light (and the city I live.:-) by André Russcher

Torino Porta Susa

Torino Porta Susa

Torino Porta Susa & Metropolitana

Torino Porta Susa & Metropolitana

Construction of Fort Clinch began in 1847. Today, Fort Clinch is maintained to appear as it did during the Civil War, circa 1864. | Florida Memory

Aerial view of Fort Clinch State Park - Fernandina Beach, Florida FL Memory Postcard