Looks Like a Castle But it's Not.
Challenge #4 in the Ancient Castles, Palaces, Forts, and Defensive Constructions Around the World series. Hosted by Schrodingers_cat.
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We're looking for exterior images of structures that look like castles but really are not. In the US, castles are kinda thin on the ground. Hell, the UK has people storing their garden tools in structures older than our entire country :) But we did have a lot of folks with money they didn't know what to do with so they built stately homes and other stuff that they thought looked like castles. There's one in Texas that was built in 1990 :) California has Hurst Castle. Boldt Castle in New York is a good one. Many English stately homes might be good entries. We've got some structures that are just a stone facade with nothing behind it, as long as it is a real, more or less life sized castle looking thinge. No castle-looking play children's structures. If you have a nice exterior view of pretty much anything ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD that could reasonably claim to look like a castle BUT REALLY ISN'T, this is a good challenge for you. I don't much care how old it really is.
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Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 (GMT)
Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 – Monday, 30th September, 2019 (GMT)
Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 – Monday, 7th October, 2019 (GMT)
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Located on Madrona Hill in Fort Worden, the brick tower resembling a rook from a giant chess set has a long and storied past. The story starts in 1886, when John B. Alexander, who was rector of St. Paul Episcopal Church at the corner of Tyler and Jefferson streets, purchased land on a bluff overlooking Point Wilson from Mary Fowler for $250, payable in gold. According to legend, he built the home for his Scottish bride-to-be and in a style reminiscent of their native country. Alexander returned to Scotland to fetch his fiancée only to find she had married another. When he returned to Port Townsend, Alexander resigned from the ministry in 1887 and accepted the position as Queen Victoria’s British vice consul in Tacoma. He continued to live in his castle home, which served as his consular residence until 1892, when he placed the property in the care of Oscar Klockers and moved permanently to Tacoma.
|Submitted:||Monday, 30th September, 2019 03:28 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Monday, 7th April, 2008|
|Focal length:||32 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/640 sec|
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