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Aptly inspired by the highly popular Game of Thrones, today’s post revisits some of my favorite noble houses around the world. By the way, I love the plots and twists of GoT but not so much the scandalous nudity and highly degenerate morals but that’s fine because we’re all adults here. I guess it’s another element that makes it so enticing and intriguing because it combines everything that makes us all human. The medieval lessons of backstabbing and clamoring for the throne is still present in modern times. Don’t believe me? Just look at corporate America. Check out this article about Career Lessons that can be learned from GoT. There’s so much truth to it.

No better way to start this than with the paragon of royal societies, England. [Click the picture for larger view]

Kensington Palace London

 Kensington Palace, London, England

Buckingham Palace London 2

Buckingham Palace, London

Windsor Castle England

Windsor Castle, England

Casa Batllo Barcelona

Casa Batllo, Barcelona Spain, one of Gaudi’s masterpieces

Versailles France

Versailles, France

Palazzo Vecchio Florence

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Palazzo Pitti Florence

Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

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Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Piti, Florence Italy

Villa Vignamaggio Tuscany

Villa Vignamaggio, Tuscany, Italy

Himeji Castle JapanHimeji Castle, Japan

Himeji Castle Japan 2

Himeji Castle, Japan