Never did get to say a proper goodbye to fall and all of its beautiful colours. Now, going outside in the morning and leaving for home just means being greeted by the night. . . . . #ruins#gothicruins#gothicarchitecture
Tag that one friend who would love to live in a castle! Well, maybe not this one as it may need a bit of a repair 🤣. This #castle is #kilchurncastle, the ruins of a castle on the edge of #lochawe, #argyllandbute, #scotland. The castle fell out of use and was in ruins by 1770. It is now in the care of #historic Environment #scotland🏴 and is open to the public in summer. Thanks to @hannahdrones for this photo of #scottish heritage!
We are proud to present today’s featured artist. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 📸 | @jaypn.11 📍 | Caerlaverock Castle, 🏴 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, this awe-inspiring castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold and one of the finest castles in Scotland. Although ruined, Caerlaverock is still a substantial structure and you can explore many different features within its unique triangular ground plan. Caerlaverock’s triangular shape is unique among British castles. A walk around the castle gives a sense of its strength, economy of form and pleasing geometry. Three lengths of defensive curtain wall are linked at their three angles by high corner towers. On the north side is an impressive twin-towered gatehouse, where the Maxwells had their private rooms. The Maxwells repaired and upgraded Caerlaverock over the years. The impressive machicolations (slotted defences) at the top of each tower date from the late 1300s or early 1400s – by which time the Wars of Independence with England had taken their toll. Inside the castle walls is the remarkable Nithsdale Lodging, built in the 1630s by Robert Maxwell, 1st Earl of Nithsdale. Its attractive façade, with its ornate Renaissance stone carvings, is a sharp contrast to the severe castle walls. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #caerlaverockcastle#caerlaverock#dumfries#scotland#moodynature#scottishcastles_ #scottishcastles#castlesinscotland#yourcastlesnaps#castlesworld#castles#ruins#scottishhistory#fortheloveofscotland#fairytalecastle#epic_castles #scotlandcastles#castlesoftheworld#instascotland#lovecastles#castlelovers#instacastles#europecastles#worldwide_castles
Chichén Itzá is an archaeological site in Yucatán, Mexico. It was one of the largest Maya cities. There are several monuments and building with different architectural styles. On the photo, at the right, there is the Temple of Kukulkán, located in the center of the site.At the base of the northeastern staircase there are heads of a serpent and during Spring and Autumm equinoxes, at the northeastern corner, some triangular shadows appear that evokate the effect of a serpent wriggling down the staircase. It is thought that it is a representation of the feathered-serpent god Kukulkán. At the left side of the photograph there is the Temple of Warriors. A place very worth to visit if you go to the Yucatán State (or close like to Quintana Roo) #chichenitza#mexico#yucatan#riveramaya#holidays#ruins#history#architecture#archaeology#archaelogicalsite#travel#love#mayaculture#southamerica