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Draculas Castle

Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 12:25am

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Howloween18

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Can anyone get me a detailed background shot of Draucla's Castle???
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 4:27am

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Aculag

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Oh, sure. I go to Dracula's Castle on holiday every summer. I've got some good photos of it. Oh wait.... It's a castle from a fictional story that could be actually any gothic castle... You could use a photo of ANY gothic castle and it would work. So here you go.



And, with the dark magic of Google Image Search, after typing in "Dracula's Castle, you get things like this!



And what do you know? That says that castle is in Transylvania. Which, last time I checked, does not exist... Sorry to be so rude, I just think you should be more detailed with what you want, or try and look for what you need first, instead of asking someone else for help.

Go figure.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 3:56pm

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Oily

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Actually there is a castle that inspired Bram stoker to write Dracula.
Its called Slains Castle smile

http://members.easyspace.com/jockenese/castles/slains/slains.htm

My sister used to live a few miles away from it. Great place, it’s a ruin now though.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 11:11pm

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Superman

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Rating: +1

*shakes head*

Dont you guys watch the History Channel?

Castle Dracula is real and is in Transylvania.

Bram Stoker borrowed the name "Dracula" from a real-life terror named Vlad Dracula, better known as "Vlad the Impaler." He was 3-time king of Romania, during the Crusade period in the Middle Ages.

Vlad's father was in a special order of knights, called "the Dracul" (Order of the Dragon.) So Vlad, upon taking the throne, would sign his name as Vlad Dracula-"Son of the Dragon."

For more details, visit here:
http://www.crimelibrary.com/classics3/vlad/

Vlad Dracula actually had several castles. The "scariest" one that is in ruins is this:

Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 12:23am

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Aculag

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Yes, I knew all about Vlad, but again, Stoker's story is not based on his life, it's a fictional account. So unless our friend howloween18 here was acutally talking about Vlad's castle, this could be any creepy castle.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 1:33pm

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Oily

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Most people know Bram Stoker based Dracula on “Vlad the Impaler”

I am talking about the fictonal castle in the book and not Dracula.

Quote from web page I linked to;

“Amongst the guests was Bram Stoker who was entranced by the surrounding countryside which inspired many of his supernatural tales. In 1895 he began writing his best known tale, Dracula, while at Cruden Bay and he used Slains Castle as the inspiration for the castle of the evil Vampire.”
smile
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:46pm

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Superman

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Ah... My apologies, I misunderstood you then.


*removes foot from mouth*
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2004, 3:10am

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jstow222

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lol, I learned something anyways, thanks!
Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2004, 2:18am

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MidnightBlue

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is this what you are looking for?

http://www.matteworld.com/film/1992/dracula.html

you would have to add some fire plug-ins over the torches, but it would work really well for close shots (esp. power shots).
Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2004, 2:36am

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ssjaaron

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ok this is a good site for backgrounds and stuff. cool it has some castles
http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/textures.asp
thier you go wink
peace out