- Travel and Places
I want to sleep in a castle
I want to sleep like a Princess
I want to sleep in a bedroom just like this one in Neuschwanstein Castle, where Ludwig II of Bavaria grabbed forty winks after a day's hunting.
I wonder how it would be to crash out in a royal four poster every night.
Could I feel a pea under that thick mattress like the Princess in the fairy tale?
A better look at that bedroom
Castles were built for Defense
From the earliest times. homes, cities and palaces were constructed with defense in mind.
Walls were built of enormous thickness and great height. Fortifications were foremost and above any thought of comfort. Some of these fortifications were surrounded by a moat, others flanked by towers and others with satellite towers attached by aerial walkways..
Castles were designed both to defend a country and to dominate the population. A pretty sad statement on humanity in general.
Can I sleep over in Camelot?
I've been a King Arthur groupie since I was nine years old and I would dearly love to spend the night in Camelot.
The most vexing problem, of course, is to find out where Camelot is, and not be fobbed off with imitations. If anyone knows where I can find Camelot, and how to book a bedchamber, please let me know.
Classic CastlesClick thumbnail to view full-size
If I can't sleep in a castle ....
Amazing in detail and quality
An American Castle?
You have to hand it to the Americans. Not to be outclassed by the magnificent castles in Europe, they built their own in California,
Originally belonging to newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, the property was donated to the state of California in 1957.
Architect Julia Morgan spent 28 years getting this huge sprawl into shape and Hearst called it "La Cuesta Encantada" ("The Enchanted Hill"). I wonder how he slept nights?
Hearst Castle is now a state historic park and the estate, with its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours..
King Size Comforter for a Queen
I can imagine I'm in a castle with such a luxurious comforter
A Hole in my Bucket?
- My Bucket List
There are a number of things I could, and would, do first thing tomorrow morning if I had the chance... and if I had the money. money is the main drawback.