Monday, March 28, 2011

Canadian Castle/My World

Sleeping Beauty's place, somewhere north of Ajax, Ontario

Did you know Sleeping Beauty is Canadian? Well. I didn't either until I found her place on a broken road north of Ajax.

As soon as I saw the castle with the thicket of briars growing up all around I KNEW it was Sleeping Beauty's!  I was flustered trying to figure out which turret she must have been in when she pricked her finger. If I had been thinking more clearly, I would have found a handsome prince to kiss her and wake her up. 

The south end of the castle

The gate was locked, no trespassing signs were on it and a surveillance camera was in view. (That wicked fairy had thought of everything!)  But a prince would know how to get in, wouldn't he?


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36 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
The story behind this would be interesting, no doubt!

Rebecca said...

That is a great find! I have those nasty No Trespassing signs, they take all the fun out of life.

Rebecca said...

have should read hate

see you there! said...

Quite a pile of rocks! Do you know what it was originally built for?

Darla

Judy said...

Oh Wow, that's a beauty. If you ever learn the story behind it you must let us know.

Stephanie said...

A very interesting find, wondering about the history of the building. Do let us know if you find out. Seen my share of those "Do not Trepass" signs as well.

aka Penelope said...

You definitely had me believing this fantastic fairytale. It certainly fits the part and would make a great backdrop for a movie of Sleeping Beauty. Since Canada is a relatively new country where castles and kings are hard to find, such designs are usually a hotel or some architect’s idea of a dream home. :)

texwisgirl said...

I'm sure these days, Prince Charming can fly in on his white helicopter and air-drop in on her!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

What a strange and fascinating structure. Looks like a good place from which to escape, prince or no prince!

Lois Evensen said...

How very cool! It must have a wonderful story.

Malyss said...

So surprising to find such a castel here!I'm wondering about the story behind it!

Wren said...

Enchanting as well as enchanted. I wonder if someone lives there? It raises so many interesting questions, just by existing.

Jack said...

Well, it is big and it is interesting, but I think I will withhold "beautiful." There must be an explanation . . .

Sharon said...

Beautiful place! I'm sure the prince will find a way.

Jarart said...

That is something!! Who would have guessed. I wonder if this is someones house or what.

Sylvia K said...

Wonder which tower she's sitting in? Anyone know if the prince has been contacted! I think the idea of the helicopter drop-in is perfect! Such an interesting building and another great post for the day! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

Weird things going on out there in the countryside! You will have to do some investigating and let us know what it is all about.

Cheri said...

Pretty impressive home ...um er castle!!!

Carolina Mts

Mama Zen said...

Wow!

Paulie said...

How generous! You didn't even want the prince for yourself!

VP said...

Almost unbelievable: you have found a real treasury!

Kala said...

That is an impressive structure. I wonder if Prince Charming will rescue her! :)

Kathy said...

Good story. Maybe you can find the Handsome Prince and take him back there!

I almost got in trouble last week for trespassing on somebody's property in order to take a picture of an old pickup truck. They were not happy with me at all but I finally yakked myself out of my dilemma and escaped at the first opportunity!

Genie said...

EG...I know the prince would know how to get in. I love these shots. They are so magical and bring out the inner child in me. The colors are beautiful. About my post with the fence and the barn. Inside that small barn is the “famous” Land Rover” my son drove off our “Bridge to Somewhere” after his driving lesson out in our front field. One of these day, I am going to drag out the telephoto and get a shot of it from the rear to post. I see it every single day on my way home from work and I still feel sad. I really do miss it!

-☼-Icy BC said...

Gorgeous castle! I can see an entire story unfolding just looking at it!

Rose said...

I cannot imagine coming on something like this...I might have been speechless......nooooo, that is impossible.

Randy said...

I had no clue she was from there. She had some castle!

cieldequimper said...

Incredible! Somehow, Ajax doesn't sound too good though! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Well, I'm a huge fan of castle! Thanks for this adorable post!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

You must find out the rest of the story. PLEASE!! MB

Halcyon said...

My husband works in Ajax and he hasn't told me anything about this castle yet!!! I'll have to be on the lookout.

And yes, I'm sure a prince would know how to get in. :)

BJ Roan said...

Yep, the prince would find a way in. Great find!

Lucka said...

Very interesting castle. Sleaping beauty.

Viola said...

Oh such a wonderful castle!! We don't have many of them in my country..

Marshall Darbyshire said...

My grandma owned this castle until 2006, I lived there until I was 4!

Unknown said...

My uncle built this castle, his name was Frank van Lieshout. I have a VCR tape at my mother's house with him narrating the construction. I (or my brother who has also messaged you) can explain more.

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