LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WOULD YOU LIKE ONE OF THESE BUILT FOR YOU??

As I was saying "HOW WOULD YOU LIKE ONE OF THESE BUILT FOR YOU??"
Let me give you a quick history on this; back in 1900 or a few years earlier Mr. Boldt built this castle for his beloved wife. 1 1/2 years before completion she died. This castle is built on an island in the 1000 islands area in upstate New York. Mr. Boldt named this island Heart Island. The Bridge Authority has spent several years trying to restore this castle but will admit that it will never be completed (if Mr. Boldt couldn't complete it then it should not be completed).In many places one will find hearts carved in the stones or flower gardens in the shape of hearts. Trim inside the castle has lots of hearts. The island itself was carved in the shape of a heart. He must have really loved his wife and was quite the romantic..... This was to be the play house for his two children.
Entrance from the water.
The porch if you will..
One of the heart gardens of flowers.
The Bridge Authority has tried to create the decor for the era.
Available are plans of Mr. Boldt on the castle, this would of been the Mrs. suite.
I would love to have these fixtures in my bathroom.
This was to be the daughter's suite.
This is Mrs. Boldt.
A panel on a wall, incredible mahogany.
One of many sitting rooms.
Truly beautiful..
The pictures really do not show the size of the rooms.
This castle has 365 rooms, a room for every day of the year, this is what he wanted for his wife.
I would not want to sweep these floors, would you?
Is this Victorian or what, so beautiful.
I so love the doors.
I so hope you enjoyed the tour of this castle.
I could not stop thinking about this place for two whole days, I was so lost for words.
If you are ever in the area of Alexandra, New York in the 1000 Islands area you would not want to miss taking a tour of this grand place.
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Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

3 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

This palace is breathtaking and oh so awe inspiring....I love victorian....ahhhhhhhhhhhh

Lululiz said...

What an incredible place, and what a bittersweet story.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh, that is amazing! You're right; I wouldn't want to sweep those floors...but if you could afford to build the house, I'm sure you could afford the help!
Thanks for your kind comment at Red Hen Home!