This is another week of deep diving into my photo library for lost treasures.
This time I’m going back to a frigid day last winter when the Widow Badass and I went touring in her neck-of-the-woods for 3 places outlined in the book Top 150 Unusual Things To See In Ontario .
I had written several posts about our adventures together that day, but I never talked about the Castle Kilbride.
It’s not really a castle … more like a grand old manor house.
This was our first stop of the day and unfortunately, since it was off-season, the place was closed until later in the afternoon. Merde! … the interior of this house was the entire reason why we were there!
Castle Kilbride was declared a National Historic Site was because of the 3-dimensional murals – or trompe l’oeil – covering many of the mansion walls and ceilings.
We had expected to return, but it never happened.
So while The Widow cowered in the car with the heat cranked up to Bake, I braved frostbite to snap these few photos. Blame me for misjudging the weather that day and being improperly dressed for the cold.
Who knows when I might get another chance to return, so today I celebrate this beautiful door and entranceway. Apparently they don’t allow photography indoors, so even if we had been successful in our visit, I guess this is where my post would have ended anyway.
Thursday Doors is a weekly photo event hosted by Norm Frampton. This week’s post at Norm 2.0 takes us back a couple of millennia to Pompeii and well worth the visit!