Boldt Castle

I am too tired to blog, in the meantime, please check out our photos for our trip to the Boldt Castle on Heart Island at Alexandria Bay, New York (July 1).

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Here's a brief history --
"Boldt Castle was to be the testimony of the unsurpassed love of a man for his wife. The magnificence of the structure was to be equalled only by George Boldt's adoration of Louise, who was the love of his life and reason for the construction of such an elaborate summer home."

Construction was stopped on its 4th year when tragedy struck and Mrs. Boldt died in 1904. Castle was left to deteriotate for more than 70 years until The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority assumed ownership in 1977 (they only paid $1 for Heart Island) and began a rehabilitation program.

6 comments:

Tin said...

wow! that castle indeed looks lovely. thanks for sharing that bit of history!

Junnie said...

woohoo! we didnt pass that part of NYC na because we were running so late...but we vicariously went there through your pics!

happy belated birthday to hubby! that was one great week for you and the rest of the family, no other way to celebrate it but with the ones you love!

JO said...

thanks tin.

hi junnie, go visit my family website, mas organize ang pictures doon. medyo bitin ako sa 1000 islands, so we can plan another trip there together (kung interested pa kayo ni mitzi) this summer or in the fall?

Labing said...

isama mo naman ako next time.

Vintage Star said...

i just realized, i haven't really seen your face! the pictures i've seen of you are usually from afar. i think i'll go visit your archives :)

JO said...

hi edith, sinasama naman kita palagi eh, ikaw itong di makahiwalay sa asawa... ^-^

hi vangie, i'm always the photographer, kaya wala ako masyadong pictures, at camera shy din ako...