Thursday, February 24, 2011

Toto! We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

After a January snow storm I took these photos of the what I like to call "the castle" in Lexington. The Castle Post as its called today, was originally deemed The Kentucky Castle. It was built on 55 acres in Versailles in 1968 by wealthy developer, Rex Martin, for his wife, Caroline. Apparently Caroline had an affinity to European castles and convinced her husband to build her one. Tom Post bought the castle recently and renovated it after a major fire in 2003 nearly destroyed the interior. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson. Not sure if they ever found out who set the fire. Mr. Post rents out the castle's Great Hall as well as guest quarters throughout the year for a hefty fee, if you're interested. Several years ago while Queen Elizabeth visited Kentucky to attend the Derby, she stayed in Lexington and toured the castle. You can see the inside of the castle at And least you're wondering, although probably not, those are real turrets. Amazing but strange.

Just a quick note to let you know I'm having quite a few of my slides scanned and will be bringing you various images taken over the past ten years in various locales. It was actually fun going through all of my old slides to see some of those places I've traveled. Most of them are in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. More on this soon. ENJOY!


  1. You never know what you are going to see, do you?
    Looking forward to the photos!

  2. Imposing, but not necessarily "cozy!" I would have thought it was a photo taken in Europe, not in KY!