54,896 names on the Menin Gate Memorial
...It is easy to think that a castle is a castle, but each one we saw was as different as their locations and topography, kings involved in their construction and who designed them.
The outside appearance of the 1180 A.D. Castle of Counts, with its numerous large turrets around the fortress walls looking down on the river below, made that castle stand out from others we had seen. Captivated, we took the castle tour and tried to imagine what it would be like to live in such a fortress. The feeling was not inviting; in fact, it seemed cold. ...
See Jim Sloter's travelogue entry in the Oct. 8 Kossuth County Advance.