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post #31 of 50
I love historical places!, and heres mine which are only 30 minutes away from where i live.

Alnwick Castle



Bamburgh Castle

post #32 of 50
[quote=rosiemac]I love historical places!, and heres mine which are only 30 minutes away from where i live.

Alnwick Castle





Oh, it's not your house then??
post #33 of 50
[quote=sashacat421]
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I love historical places!, and heres mine which are only 30 minutes away from where i live.

Alnwick Castle
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Originally Posted by rosiemac




Oh, it's not your house then??
Well i didn't want to boast, but?!
post #34 of 50
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This is right next to Endview Plantation. Rumor has it that during the civil war, a woman slave escaped from confederate soldiers, carrying her baby. While running, she ended up meeting with a band of confederate guerillas who took her baby and threw it from the bridge, killing it instantly. They were going to take her back, and to avoid going back, and desolate over the loss of her child, she hung herself from the bridge. People say you can hear the baby wail, and you can hear her crying before all is silenced and you see her hanging from the bridge. This is area is where a soldier was kidnapped from an ATM and brought out here and shot to death. There have been numerous other murders, and the road is pretty isolated...and while driving on it, you can feel the sadness. By the time you emerge, you are not only depressed, but nervous for no apparent reason!

I will keep looking and see what else I can find to post! I have found some pretty good ghost stories of Rosewell, though!
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Diane, I love this one. I felt the sadness immediately when I studied the photo, even before I read. I just knew something awful had happened there. Ghosts are nothing more than spirits caught between our world and the next...they come back because something isn't settled or resolved, or to get something that they've left behind is all. If more people understood this, they'd be a lot less scared and more receptive to "seeing" things we don't understand with a scientific explanation!
post #35 of 50
[quote=rosiemac]
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
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Well i didn't want to boast, but?!

Susan if I spent the weekend with you I'd never find you! And hey, why do you only have two cats?
Just breathtaking Susan, what history lives in those walls!
post #36 of 50
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I love historical places!, and heres mine which are only 30 minutes away from where i live.

Alnwick Castle



Bamburgh Castle

Wow! How did you know that I love castles?? I have always wondered how they constructed things like castles when they didnt have the technology nor the tools we have today. I think these pictures are awesome! Thank you so much for posting them!
post #37 of 50
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
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This is right next to Endview Plantation. Rumor has it that during the civil war, a woman slave escaped from confederate soldiers, carrying her baby. While running, she ended up meeting with a band of confederate guerillas who took her baby and threw it from the bridge, killing it instantly. They were going to take her back, and to avoid going back, and desolate over the loss of her child, she hung herself from the bridge. People say you can hear the baby wail, and you can hear her crying before all is silenced and you see her hanging from the bridge. This is area is where a soldier was kidnapped from an ATM and brought out here and shot to death. There have been numerous other murders, and the road is pretty isolated...and while driving on it, you can feel the sadness. By the time you emerge, you are not only depressed, but nervous for no apparent reason!

I will keep looking and see what else I can find to post! I have found some pretty good ghost stories of Rosewell, though!
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Diane, I love this one. I felt the sadness immediately when I studied the photo, even before I read. I just knew something awful had happened there. Ghosts are nothing more than spirits caught between our world and the next...they come back because something isn't settled or resolved, or to get something that they've left behind is all. If more people understood this, they'd be a lot less scared and more receptive to "seeing" things we don't understand with a scientific explanation![/quote]

I know. It is a sad area. Its very isolated...there are a few houses, but not many, and few people will travel at night, much less during the day. The bridge has been there for years, its part of the 1 mile loop of the parkway(you know, the place where couples disappeared and their murders have never been solved.) There have probably been more murders there that are undocumented, and I would never leave my car while there. People say that she was actually hung in the 1930's or 1940's because of the color of her skin, but there are too many conflicting things, the first being that that area of yorktown, is prodominantly african-american society. There are numerous churches for african-americans, and the neighborhoods are too. Its been that way forever...at least since after the civil war and freed slaves moved down the county and established their own ways of lives. So, I believe the version of the civil war. I am not saying that there werent klans here, but not in the area. And its not a bad area, just that road. I couldnt find a picture of it during the day...but you can definitely feel the sadness and just the lost feeling. And you find yourself looking for something as our driving...I dont know what...just looking for something.
post #38 of 50
How could I forget the most famous Brooklyn site of all...The Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. The only reason it was not called the Manhattan Bridge was because at the time Brooklyn was considered the more posh place to be. About a week prior to Sept. 11th, I was with a friend on the Brooklyn side, on a barge that holds classical music concerts year round. During the intermission we went up on the upper deck for air and to admire the Manhattan skyline. Even if your from NYC I don't think you ever tire looking at the skyline especially at night, which it was, it was a glorious night. Little did we know as we stood there, that the skyline would be changed forever in a weeks time. So the bridge for me and it's skyline touches me now in a bittersweet way. Construction of the bridge started in 1870 and I believe was completed in about 15 years.







post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by diane8704
Wow! How did you know that I love castles?? I have always wondered how they constructed things like castles when they didnt have the technology nor the tools we have today. I think these pictures are awesome! Thank you so much for posting them!
Diane and you Barbara, and anyone else who ever came to visit my home town?!". These castles along with many of the others around me would be the first place i take you all to.

Because they are so near to me, i know these castles like my own home because i've been to them so many times.

Oh and Barbara can you imagine how many cats i could have in a place like that?!
post #40 of 50
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Diane and you Barbara, and anyone else who ever came to visit my home town?!". These castles along with many of the others around me would be the first place i take you all to.

Because they are so near to me, i know these castles like my own home because i've been to them so many times.

Oh and Barbara can you imagine how many cats i could have in a place like that?!
I would love to see them in person...they are just majestic in appearance...and its awesome to behold in just a picture! I can just imagine that it would take my breath away if I ever got the chance to see it! Thank you again for posting those pictures...any stories you have about them...please feel free to post so I can read about them!! Let me go back and review, maybe there are websites...if not...spill the beans on the castle history!!
post #41 of 50
Well, Alnwick Castle is home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland who still reside there, and they open most parts of the castle to the general public, where all proceeds help go towards the upkeep of it.

It was also used in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner, and the ever famous Harry Potters Hogwarts School.

It's best if you can see the websites of them because theres so much to read, but if you can't find any links just let me know.

Ever heard of Chillingham Castle?. Thats one of the most haunted castles in England and thats only 30 minutes in the opposite direction from me as well

Try

www.alnwickcastle.co.uk

www.bamburghcastle.co.uk

www.chillinghamcastle.co.uk

www.rabycastle.co.uk
post #42 of 50
Check the link for Chillingham and it is actually
http://www.chillingham-castle.com/

A good castle site I liked is
http://www.castlexplorer.co.uk
post #43 of 50
Thanks Jan

So the castles where i live on the castle xplorer link are in the North East of England
post #44 of 50
Thread Starter 
Thank you Susan and Jan! I did go to the sites...and I swear it just hooked my curiosity even more than before. They are so regal and beautiful, and have so much history...just looking at them can kind of tell the story.
I did go look at Chillingham Castle, and it did have a sadness to it...and I watched on the Travel Channel about the dungeons, and the torture chambers...maybe it was Chillingham...with the iron maiden with the screws in it that people were put inside and then she was closed...the chair of nails..all of those things! But it is so beautiful! I would love if for just one day, I could come visit and just see them in person...some of my favorite books are by Julie Garwood that cover the mideviel times with the castles, and things. I just love them. Thank you so much for sharing those!!!
post #45 of 50
Whenever i go to them Diane, i always put myself back to King Henry VIII time and imagine the long dresses they used to wear, sweeping down the huge wide staircases.

I hope you can visit them one day because i assure you, you won't be sorry!
post #46 of 50
yes I do.
post #47 of 50
Wow! I just checked out this whole thread. All these photos are awesome!
post #48 of 50
I love historic buildings. In fact, my dream home, part of a historic district, is for sale. Anyone want to lend me a few hundred thousand dollars?

http://www.smythecramer.com/apps/pro...&action=detail
post #49 of 50
Oh i love it!!!, it looks like a church?!
post #50 of 50
Here are two fun sites, listing historic properties for sale in the US:

http://www.preservationdirectory.com...ties_main.html
http://www.historicproperties.com/
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