Coral Castle

Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida is a unique experience. Returning home from the Keys, we decided to stop in and see what it was all about. It is the home of a Latvian man, Ed who carved all of the stones and placed them himself. There is some question about how one man of only 150 pounds could accomplish this monumental feat. Although some would like to think there is something mysterious going on, Ed himself says that it is just common masonry work. Nevertheless, one has to wonder how he managed to perfectly balance a 9-ton gate that you can push open with your pinkie and how he could lift the heavy rocks into position. He also built a Polaris viewer...you sight through a hole in the castle through a huge rock tower and it aligns with the star Polaris. That's pretty amazing. An interesting place to visit, I wouldn't want to live there!

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Chuck In Bed.jpg
Chuck In Bed
Chuck in Throne.jpg
Chuck on Throne
Coral Castle Designs.jpg
Coral Castle Designs
Linda at Entrance.jpg
Linda at Entrance
Linda at Florida Table.jpg
Linda at Florida Table
Linda by the Wind Chimes.jpg
Linda by the Wind Chimes
Linda in Repentance Corner.jpg
Linda in Repentance Corner
Linda Near Saturn.jpg
Linda Near Saturn
Linda Sitting in Garden.jpg
Linda Sitting in Garden
Polaris Viewer.jpg
Polaris Viewer
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