Castles of Europe
Castles dot the landscape of Europe, and many of those castles have a unique appearance. It would be strange to find two identical. This comes from many factors. Each region had its own ideas of design. Each period had its own needs that dictated design elements. And, each topography had its own advantages and its own disadvantages compared to other locations.
One thing castles had in common, if they were to be used for defense it would be best to see the an approaching enemy as early and at as great a distance as possible. And, if the line of sight from the castle to a point a great distance away worked for the sentries within the castle, so too that same line of sight makes a castle visible at a great distance. Hence, castles are picturesque, and can be captured as an image from afar.
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