Today’s #FriFotos theme is “queens” in honor of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. So why bother to think too far outside the box? In my mind, queens and castles are a perfect fit—and I’m certainly not lacking in photos of castles. Here, then, are some of my favorite castles visited during our European travels. How many can you recognize?
Hint: You might find Nessie nearby.
Hint: We made it here before an Alpine blizzard forced us to give up on a visit to its more-famous neighbor.
Hint: Perhaps one of the most film-friendly castles, this one’s “Made of Honor”.
Hint: You’ll find this atop Castle Rock.
Hint: I wouldn’t want to ruin this Austrian castle for you.
Hint: Let’s buck the trend and show a palace.
Hint: The 1990 version of “Hamlet” was filmed here.
Hint: The MacLeod clan’s Fairy Flag rests here.
Hint: Don’t let the palm trees fool you.
This has nothing to do with castles, but it’s a lovely shot of the Queen Mary 2 pulling in to Boston Harbor on July 4th!