The castle, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany Fridge Magnet
The castle, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Photochrom print late 1800's
Definition: magnificent home, often for royalty
acropolis, alcazar, château, citadel, donjon, estate house, fasthold, fastness, fort, fortification, fortress, hold, keep, manor, mansion, palace, peel, safehold, seat, stronghold, tower, villa
castle and chateau derive from Latin castellum, a diminutive form of castrum 'fort'; chateau is the modern French version that has been borrowed into English 'as is'