Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Coral Castle

Ok.. One last coral built house. I took this shot from the second story of the Coral Castle in Homestead. After touring Vizcaya and the Deering Estate, calling this place a castle is a bit of a joke. The living area is about the size of my bathroom. The house and all the carvings were done by one guy, Ed Leedskalnin, in the early 1900's. The fact that a man just over five feet tall, cut from the ground, lifted, carved, and stacked these slabs of coral weighing tons make this worth seeing first hand.
Not really worth the drive down and not a lot in the area but it is on the way to the Florida Keys and makes a great rest stop. Coral Castle will leave you wondering if you could accomplish anything as great in your own life.

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