From Flying Palaces to Papercraft Castles

 - Jul 7, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
You don't need to be a princess in order to appreciate these beautiful castles. The enchanting history of old palaces and the unique design of modern castles makes everyone old and young, love the look of these awe-inspiring works of architecture.

Take a look at the gallery above for everything from faux ice castles to sand hotels.

Implications - They made have been the iconic architectural fixture of centuries long gone, but castles continue to capture the imagination of the world in a number of ways. Whether it is in designs inspired by ancient buildings or in the re-purposing of existing castles, this trend reflects the fact that the romantic and august appeal of this formidable structural archetype is far from extinct.