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Wilhelmshöhe (formerly Karlsberg) was begun by Landgraf Karl in 1696. It is a enormous expanse of baroque terrassing and cascades, occupying an entire hillside in the city of Kassel. The garden was modelled after the italian rennaissance gardens of Rome, and Karl employed italian architects (Giovanni Francesco Guerniero) and hydro-engineers to create spectacular waterfeatures similar to the Villas d'Este, Lante or Aldobrandini. The crown of the hill is the gigantic 'grotto' topped by the…

Wilhelmshöhe (formerly Karlsberg) was begun by Landgraf Karl in 1696. It is a enormous expanse of baroque terrassing and cascades, occupying an entire hillside in the city of Kassel. The garden was modelled after the italian rennaissance gardens of Rome, and Karl employed italian architects (Giovanni Francesco Guerniero) and hydro-engineers to create spectacular waterfeatures similar to the Villas d'Este, Lante or Aldobrandini. The crown of the hill is the gigantic 'grotto' topped by the…

Eilean Donan Castle, Ross and Cromarty. The former stronghold of Clan McKenzie and their allies Clan Macrae, the current building is the result of restorations after the original was destroyed in the Jacobite Rebellions. It stands on a small tidal island where three lochs meet, Loch Alsh, Loch Long and Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Ross and Cromarty. The former stronghold of Clan McKenzie and their allies Clan Macrae, the current building is the result of restorations after the original was destroyed in the Jacobite Rebellions. It stands on a small tidal island where three lochs meet, Loch Alsh, Loch Long and Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland

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