The Finest Castle on Earth

November 14, 2010

This is Crac des Chevaliers, the finest castle on Earth. And where is the finest castle on Earth, you may ask?  In Northern Syria, but of course. This medieval fortress was a bastion of the Crusaders and was never successfully besieged. In fact, the Ottoman Empire maintained a garrison here well into the 19th century. Crac des Chevaliers is so well preserved, that if you listen closely enough, you can practically hear the footsteps of soldiers trapped in time. As if that wasn't enough, the castle is a photographer's dream. Pity the analog-age tourist who visited with just a single roll of film. Have a look for yourself...and don't be surprised if you hear faint footfalls of bygone knights echoing across the ages...

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