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Coral Castle

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 11 December 2018 in Art & Design.

Coral Castle is a limestone structure located in Homestead, Florida. It consisted of a castle like structure that was living quarters and a large courtyard surrounded by a tall wall. It was created by the Edward Leedskalnin (1887–1951). Edward spent more than 28 years building Coral Castle, refusing to allow anyone to view him while he worked. He excavated, carved, and erected over 2.2 million pounds of coral rock to build this place. He built his castle to impress Agnes Scuffs, who had decided not to marry Edward on the day before their wedding. Edward lived there alone until his death.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle forme ce pierre et ce rendu comme des demi lunes superbe
Belle journée
Nicou

11 Dec 2018 5:16am

Devi from Chennai, India

though one can't but help admire the carvings, one feels sad to see the reason ( inspiration ? ) behind this !
Most beautiful art pieces come out at the height of sadness, it is said..
For instance( though there are many contradictions here ) Beethovan's Fur Elise ..the most appreciated piece of music( I simply love it !!) was composed when his proposal was rejected by Elise whom he loved( she married a Duke from Amsterdam , it is said ) ...
A very beautiful image !!

11 Dec 2018 5:37am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Triste histoire ! C'est toujours de la souffrance amoureuse que naissent les plus belles oeuvres.

11 Dec 2018 5:54am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très très beau cet endroit et merci pour tes explications claires concernant ces sculptures étonnantes.
Belle photo également avec ce joli ciel qui donne de la profondeur au paysage.
Bonne journée Elaine

11 Dec 2018 6:00am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a fascinating discovery . . added to all the more by the story to go with it !

11 Dec 2018 7:05am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Full of interest. I like it.

11 Dec 2018 7:25am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Magnifique et très intéressant.

11 Dec 2018 7:45am

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

Cool shot

11 Dec 2018 7:55am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise !

11 Dec 2018 9:50am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very interesting image, and a very sad story about Edward Leedskalnin and Agnes Scuffs. 5*

11 Dec 2018 10:01am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & details!
A M A Z I N G !

11 Dec 2018 10:34am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...impressiv work of a life and very beautiful composition .

11 Dec 2018 10:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful sculptural space and what a sad story to go with it. Still I guess all that chipping helped take his mind off things :) Very nicely captured

11 Dec 2018 10:59am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great view !

11 Dec 2018 12:02pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

The Things we do for love. Ah, and then he doesn't get the girl. I hope Hallmark makes a movie about this but "corrects" it so Ed gets his love!

11 Dec 2018 12:09pm

existenceartistique from Angers, France

Superbe

11 Dec 2018 12:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a sad story. HIs carvings are beautiful. I love the curves.

11 Dec 2018 3:25pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it feels very ancient

11 Dec 2018 5:04pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Quite an undertaking that he took to impress the woman who scorned him! A nicely-framed view with beautiful colors, textures and forms! How unfortunate that he died alone.

11 Dec 2018 6:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Good composition for this interesting image. It is definitely not a Hallmark ending to the sad story.

11 Dec 2018 8:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It looks like a scene from an alien universe. Edward was one determined guy I guess.

12 Dec 2018 12:13am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Interesting structures and a great (if sad) story behind them. Love the composition and detail.

12 Dec 2018 2:29am

Don from Spokane, United States

Fascinating to see and learn oh it’s history.

12 Dec 2018 4:09am

ceteceva from Angers, France

Une histoire un peu triste mais de grosses roches sculptées qui impressionnent !

12 Dec 2018 9:06am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This is very original !
The great work that Mr. Edward did here, was, surely, a sad reminder of the disappointment that he suffered.

12 Dec 2018 8:09pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a bizarre life dedicated to a bizarre quest; perhaps Agnes made the right choice.

13 Dec 2018 3:08am