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Tidbits of Inspiration: America’s Castle Age

February 2, 2011

I saw this rather fun link this morning… It’s a slide-show of some real estate properties available across the U.S. – all of them castles.  Perhaps that’s a little silly – but I’ve always wanted to live in a castle.

In fact, there’s a small castle in my neighborhood.  It doesn’t hold a candle to these American Castles, but I like to walk by with Shasta on evening walks, and take a moment to admire the gumption to build a castle in an American neighborhood.  (In all honesty, though, I feel the stonework on my local castle is somewhat lacking.  What stone there is looks like sandstone, perhaps, but it’s used in such a way that is not terribly attractive, unlike the castles in today’s link.)

Anyway… there’s something inspiring about the idea of castles, to be sure… but there’s surely something else that can be inspired by the idea of castles scattered across the American landscape… What story ideas does this inspire in you?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2011 10:10 pm

    Hmm, story ideas—

    I imagine an American alternative reality, where we are organized into tribes and small factions.

    I imagine a time when corporations are housed in castles rather than office buildings.

    I imagine that a people other than the Native Americans were here before us.

    • February 3, 2011 11:32 am

      That’s the spirit. Each of those could be the starting seed of an interesting story…

  2. February 5, 2011 6:38 am

    You could go all post-apocalyptic. With American society thrown back into the the dark ages then they would surely look for symbols that fitted with that mentality… like castles?

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