Castles in our Midst

So, recently I made mention of the castle in my neighborhood, which I and Dear Wife and Shasta the dog sometimes walk by on our perambulations.

And now I can show you.  I just wanted to share.

My local neighborhood "Castle"

My local neighborhood "Castle"

 

You can see from this why it might be called, around these parts, the “Sand Castle”.  If you look closely on the tower, or the other parts beyond the crenelated wall and courtyard, you can see the rough texture of the strange sandstone or sandstone-like material used.  Basically, the texture doesn’t look quite right for a “true” castle.   But you’ve got to give whoever built this kudos for having the guts to make their home into a castle!