Monday, June 25, 2007

Around New York State - Boldt Castle

On Mondays each week I have decided to show everyone a little piece of our state. Today we will start with Boldt Castle. I took my first trip there as a teen in the 70's. It was a strangly beautiful place, spooky, sad, yet beautiful. It seemed a shame to me that the place was being left to never be finished. Later when my dad got his summer place in that area, we had another visit. It had been taken over by then and repairs and finishing was underway. Where once I had walked through shambles, things were restored to the point where the original work had stopped. We then started visiting every few years to see what was finished and another new area of the "castle" we could walk around in. My son took these photos last year when visiting.

The Clock Tower. This building was a burned out shell 35 years ago.

A view of the castle. The stone wall has been restored.

The "playhouse". This is where the family actually stayed during the summer while the castle was being built. There was a bowling alley in the lowest level!

This fountain was actually found submerged in the waters around the island. It was working on our last visit!

Stained glass that has been repaired. The family crest.

The beautiful dome in the entrance area. One of my favorite spots.

Detailing around the dome.

You can read more about George Boldt here.


AM said...

Wow, that is really neat! I would LOVE to do a castle tour one day. Do people ever get married there?

rpm said...

that place is beautiful! It's amazing to see that. Thanks for sharing....this will be fun to see the things that are close to you up there.

Ronin_The_Pug said...

Yey! It looks amazing! Very beautiful! We can't wait for more photos and stories!

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

Beautiful! How nice that they open it to the public.

Cathy said...

Wow, Boldt Castle looks like it would be a great place to visit. Very beautiful.

xoxoPugsley, Buster and Cricket

Magnolia Sun said...

What a great idea. The castle is beautiful, love the windows.


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