Saturday, July 25, 2015

What is a Castle for?

When we think of castles, we mostly think of Europe - France, Germany, and England where palaces, fortresses and monasteries were 'fortified'  to keep out invaders and intruders over hundreds and thousands of years.

Kingston's best known castle is the Bodlt Castle.  It is in the 1000 Islands. I snapped this castle as we drove by it.  It is the Collins Bay Penitentiary and is nicknamed 'Disneyland North'.  It seems an unusual architecture for a penitentiary.  We typically think of Banff Springs, the Supreme Court and Chateau Frontenac for this chateau style - such prestigious places to visit and stay. 

Here's the prison's wikipedia entry:

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