10 Amazing Castles Built For Love
Love, say the poets, makes the world go round. Love is the most powerful
force there is, and when in throes of true love, you are floating somewhere in
the clouds, unbound to earth. Indeed, love has been the inspiration behind
countless works of art, books, movies, plays and musical pieces. Some, it seems,
would build a monument to their love, to declare it with stone and mortar.
Castles seem to be a supreme statement of true love, built with great hardship
and expense, to serve as a romantic home taken out of a fairy tale, and to live
in it happily ever after. The irony is, that many of these castles built for
love were also the homes of tragedy. Here are the stories of 10 legendary
castles, built for love.
1. Boldt Castle
An aerial shot of Boldt Castle on the Saint Lawrence River, near Alexander Bay,
New York. This castle estate was built on 5 acres by George Boldt as a gesture
of love to his wife, and was supposed to be given to her on Valentine's day,
1905. Unfortunately, a recurring theme with castles built for love is that
tragedy also accompanies them.