Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world

 

 

Castles Complex.

A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a preliminary line of defence.

There are many legends and myths surrounding the Moats of Medieval Castles. Perhaps the most famous is the myth that there were dragons or alligators in the Medieval Castle moats!

Castle Moats surrounded the whole Castle complex.

Castles were built near a water supply such as a river, stream, lake or spring. A dam was built to control the water supply into the moat. Some castle moats were up to 30 feet deep and usually measured at least 12 feet in width.

Moats could be filled with wooden stakes or water.

In some places moats evolved into more extensive water defences, including natural or artificial lakes, dams and sluices.

In later castles the moat or water defences may have been largely ornamental. Regardless, moats are an impressive sight to behold, and any building that calls for such design is likely quite important and or expensive.

While many of the moats are found in Europe, we also check out Asia and even touch down in Miami for a contemporary spin on this largely medieval phenomenon.

Enjoy!

Castles Complex
Beloeil Castle, Belgium.
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
Castles Complex
Bodelschwingh Castle – Dortmund, Germany.
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Bodiam Castle – East Sussex England
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Bodiam Castle – East Sussex, England
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Burg Gudneau, Germany
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Caerphilly Castle, United Kingdom.
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Château de Chambord, France.
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Château de Chenonceau, France.
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Egeskov Castle, Denmark.
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Forbidden City – Beijing, China
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Frederiksborg Palace, Denmark.
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Frederiksborg Palace, Denmark.
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Leeds Castle, England
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Matsumoto Castle, Japan.
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Muiderslot Castle, Netherlands
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Oerebro Castle, Sweden
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Vadstena Castle, Sweden.

Modern Castles :

Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Home of Charles Sieger – Miami, Florida
Moat And Castles interesting Complex in world
Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban (National Assembly Building), Bangladesh.

 

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