I love the doors and the details of things. They had time and the craftsmen ship to make things beautiful. Look at the hinges!
Then this was the day we were sailing up the Rhine and it got very narrow....seemed to be a lookout building on every hill along the way.
This was on an island. If you didn't pay the toll (way back when) then the donkeys would pull a rope or chain up in the river and you couldn't pass.
This castle was constantly being built upon. You could see the difference in the buildings each generation.
This was the moat, but it wouldn't hold water, or it kept getting stagnant. So they kept people down there that didn't pay their taxes... or put deer down there to hunt.
The stories are wonderful from these places. No wonder there are so many children's books about knights, and ladies. Art is fantastic, and the details are always inspiring.
Get out and see places. My pictures are still a mess, but it's so fun to look through them!