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Iagoba Ferreira





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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar, 2012 1:41 am    Post subject: Krasna Horka castle (SK) burnt         Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FbzvrboQsY

http://www.medievalists.net/2012/03/11/slovak...d-in-fire/


It had some stuff relevant for this forum:

http://www.hradkrasnahorka.sk/index.php?page=foto&lng=sk
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar, 2012 4:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What a trajedy. Are the parents going to help pay for the repairs?
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A. Spanjer




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar, 2012 4:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is such a shame.

It looks like it was a magnificent castle with an important collection.

Na sir 's na seachain an cath.
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Nicholas A. Gaese




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A sad tragedy. According to the link it seems that their collection is largely undamaged though, but most of the damage seems to be on the upper floors, the roof and the bell tower.
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Bartek Strojek




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure I was there when I was but a boy....

Completely disheartening case of people's imprudence.
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Iagoba Ferreira





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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.345066795536482.89245.172541149455715&type=1

Part of the castle is undamaged, but some cabinets and armour (replica or not) have been burnt. There are more albums in their facebook account.
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stupid kids playing with matches to smoke cigarettes I believe ?

Makes one wonder about security at the site and how unattended children would be there ?

Unless they are kids of local staff or something why would they even be there ?

At least I read that most of the collections where saved !

You can easily give up your freedom. You have to fight hard to get it back!
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A. Spanjer




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PostPosted: Tue 13 Mar, 2012 4:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Stupid kids playing with matches to smoke cigarettes I believe ?

Makes one wonder about security at the site and how unattended children would be there ?

Unless they are kids of local staff or something why would they even be there ?

At least I read that most of the collections where saved !



From what I heard they weren't actually at the site, but started a grass fire nearby and it spread to the castle.

Na sir 's na seachain an cath.
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Jaroslav Kravcak




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PostPosted: Tue 13 Mar, 2012 11:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A. Spanjer wrote:
Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Stupid kids playing with matches to smoke cigarettes I believe ?

Makes one wonder about security at the site and how unattended children would be there ?

Unless they are kids of local staff or something why would they even be there ?

At least I read that most of the collections where saved !



From what I heard they weren't actually at the site, but started a grass fire nearby and it spread to the castle.


Yes thats the official version. Gypsies. Laughing Out Loud
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Andris Auzins




Location: Riga, Latvia
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Mar, 2012 12:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A. Spanjer wrote:
Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Stupid kids playing with matches to smoke cigarettes I believe ?

Makes one wonder about security at the site and how unattended children would be there ?

Unless they are kids of local staff or something why would they even be there ?

At least I read that most of the collections where saved !



From what I heard they weren't actually at the site, but started a grass fire nearby and it spread to the castle.


I wonder If military leaders of the past would knew how easy it is to burn down the castle ... or a part of it.
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Bruno Giordan





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PostPosted: Thu 15 Mar, 2012 2:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jaroslav Kravcak wrote:
A. Spanjer wrote:
Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Stupid kids playing with matches to smoke cigarettes I believe ?

Makes one wonder about security at the site and how unattended children would be there ?

Unless they are kids of local staff or something why would they even be there ?

At least I read that most of the collections where saved !



From what I heard they weren't actually at the site, but started a grass fire nearby and it spread to the castle.


Yes thats the official version. Gypsies. Laughing Out Loud


Is there a non official one? In effect it looks strange that a fire could be spreading from a lawn nearby to the top if an high castle, leaving the lower parts of the castle intact.

Also, i strongly hope that most original items be safe. The damage made to the building seems restorable.
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William P




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PostPosted: Thu 15 Mar, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i cant help but think that if something similar happened in japan they'd shrug and just rebuild it,

since many castles have burnt down fairly frequently.

thats not to say this isnt a tragedy, ANY loss of original buildings/ artefacts is a major loss.
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