Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordful Wednesday By Royal Decree...


We took a little trip over the weekend. By the look of the picture one would almost think we had gone to Europe. But no, we drove out to Lexington, KY where surrounded by acres and acres of horse farms stands this oddity. According to what I could find on the Internet a couple had gone over to Europe around the 1970's and the wife fell in love with the castles they saw. Her spouse who must have been an extremely generous man said "Sure honey I'll build you one of your very own when we get home." The story turns sad then and apparently the couple divorced prior to completion of the castle. The gorgeous and large home has never been occupied. A few years ago the castle burnt to the ground after a possible lightening strike. The irony here is the fire department couldn't reach the flames because of a moat like ditch. From what little I could find, it sounds as if a new owner has bought it and has rebuilt it with the possibly of turning it into a bed and breakfast.
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14 comments:

Janet said...

We've seen that. When dh worked in Lexington he passed it all the time so he took us by there once when we were near there for the state cross country meet. And, yes, it is supposed to be turned into a B&B. My girls loved it. Hope the rest of your trip went well.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

very cool - very odd location - but very cool

Nina said...

Not something I would expect to see in Kentucky of all places. What an interesting story.

CVSer in training said...

Thats a beautiful picture!

Brenda said...

Thats such an odd thing to see in Kentucky, but kind of fun!

Debbie said...

How sad and how odd - all at the same time.

Jenni Jiggety said...

What a beautiful place!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Wow, what an amazing castle! I would love to stay in a B&B that looked like that. :)

angie said...

No way! That's here in the USA? :)

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

Wow, that's one odd home, ANYWHERE in America! I'm so sorry the original couple didn't stick it out and live to enjoy it, because it obviously started out as a mission of love.

Simply Sara said...

What a sad story to go with such an amazing castle.
It's nice to hear that someone has rebuilt it and is turning it into a B&B. I wouldn't mind staying in a castle :)

Thanks for sharing!

kaye said...

wow! now I'd like to see that. Sad story though, I hope it gets put to good use

imbeingheldhostage said...

That is really cool. My family's all in KY and no one has ever told me I should travel there to see castles.

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