Princess Graffiti

Hiya dollfaces!! I hope you are having a great day so far..after much fighting with my computer, I finally got these last castle photos done to share!! This is Kelburn Castle & as you can see, it's quite a colourful one!! It was really cool to see it the bright sun and there was animals and games and stuff to do all around the park. This by the way is the castle that sent us through the woods that was apparently - stroller/pram friendly and ended up being like a muscle workout carrying a extremely heavy pram with a baby in it up high rocks and stuff, but we had fun anyways..even if we went home battered and bruised, lol!! I hope your day is bliss and much love to all the people in London helping with the fires and damage done by the riots..really sad...some people don't have a care for other human beings!! Be good to each other!! I just saw a video of a man bleeding & what at first appeared to be some people helping him, they were actually robbing him of the contents from his bag..it just makes me sad and if you'd be kind enough to read this posting on it, I'd appreciate it..I feel she's summed up my feelings very well....A black arm band for London Riots.

Love Love
xox

p.s. this is for Martina, who paints beautiful art pieces xo














A little history lesson

Kelburn Castle is a large house near Fairlie, North Ayrshire, Scotland. It is the seat of the Earl of Glasgow. Originally built in the thirteenth century (the original keep forms the core of the house) it was remodelled in the sixteenth century. In 1700 the first Earl made further extensions to the house in a manner not unlike a French château which is virtually how it appears today. In 1977 the house and grounds opened to the public as a country park. It is one of the oldest castles in Scotland and has been continuously inhabited by the same family for longer than any other. The castle is protected as a category A listed building, while the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

In 2007 experts told the owners of Kelburn Castle that its concrete facing would eventually need to be replaced to avoid further damage to the stonework. At the suggestion of his children, Lord Glasgow invited four Brazilian graffiti artists to paint the walls. Historic Scotland agreed to the project, on the basis that the graffiti would be removed when the castle was re-harled. The project was featured on the BBC television programme The Culture Show. In  September 2010 it was reported that Historic Scotland were putting pressure on Lord Glasgow to remove the graffiti, although this was later denied by both parties. .






48 comments

  1. That's an amazing castle! Cute art on the wall. Thanks for sharing the history! Great post :)

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  2. waw, that place is so awesome! never been there and i wish someday i can :) i love your outfit here, u look so fresh with that color. beautiful :)

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  3. cute dress and that looks so amazing!

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  5. how neat is that- i can't even imagine how long it took to paint that.

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  6. Wow now that's a feast for the eyes, isn't it!?! Thanks for sharing, love. Hope you're having a good week. And I cannot believe what is going on in London...it's so unreal. I hope the madness ends.

    xoxo

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  7. Wow this is really cool! Looks like so much fun.

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  8. You look so lovely.
    That castle is awesome.
    I can't believe whats happening in London.

    xoxo Ra

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  9. What a fantastic story! Even though I do love to preserve the natural beauty of a castle or historic home, I believe Lord Glasgow made a very unique decision in regards to letting young artists express themselves respectfully and playfully! It's actually very pretty! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story! I would like to share it one day, too with your permission! By the way, my dear, you are a very lovely subject for your photos! What great images to have of yourself!

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  10. Gorgeous dress and what amazing artwork!

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  11. Oh wow, that is such a cool looking castle!

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  12. this reminds me... I always liked boys who know to draw graffiti :)
    p.s. Those are so cute. I especially like the facial expressions on them :)

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  13. Freaking awesome!!! Love the owl. Your dress is really cute too!

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  14. How interesting! What a rad find! My fav part is the owl chimney :)

    ❤ Cat brideblu

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  15. what a beautiful place to and visit!

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  16. wow.. this place looks awesome! And great blog you have too! :)
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  17. wow thats such an awesome castle!!! love your dress :)

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  18. Wow that is amazing!! Great pictures and that graffiti is wonderful! :)

    x

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  19. I really have to show this to my hubby who loves all things Scotish, namely castles and tartans and kilts. I really think it looks like something beyond Alice in Wonderland, boasting a sort of cartoon style chic . . .

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  20. How interesting.. Here in San Diego there is something similar except that people are allow to graffiti electrical boxes across the streets with art.. So it is funny because you drive down the streets and you see art everywhere!

    ~Angel

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  21. Oh wow! Truly cool for a castle...

    Love the graffiti ♥

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  22. wow!!! LOVE THIS POST!! I need to got here and see that castle :D thanks for sharing

    xx

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  23. Incredible!! I've never seen anything like it! PS - Gorgeous dress, you look beautiful xx

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  24. Amazing Castle!! Beautiful Gardens!! Gorgeous Girl!! Hope you are having a lovely week. Am thinking of those in London too... Lia xx

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  25. wow those graffitis look reallly cool! what a funky house can you imagine living there permanently?! :D

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  26. That is just wooow!
    You look adorable! You got us hooked on fabulous outfits!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  27. Hey !
    That castle is so amazing, I love all of the graffiti, who did it is really talented :)
    Xoxo

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  28. LOVE that castle, so pretty.

    Leslie

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  29. wow that's one amazing castle!

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  30. wow these photos are sooo amazing! xo

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  31. Don't you just adore street art?
    Martina is such a talented artist.
    I'm sure she's touched by this mention. The riots in London is depressing. Human nature can be so cruel. I adore the beautiful castles and gardens. Would enjoy a stroll there now, too;-)

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  32. Oh yes, it's wonderful! And Martina is a outstanding artist, I really enjoy her works!! Human nature is so cruel, lets just hope some good can come from it all!! Yes, a stroll there would be wonderful ;-)

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  33. Cute!

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  34. Thanks for your lovely comment!
    I love your blog!
    xx

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  35. I really enjoyed this post and the pictures, that castle is so neat looking.

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  36. Wow, Kizzy. this castle in graffiti style is AMAZING! What a great idea! And so kind of you, to dedicate this gorgeous post to me. Cheers to Lord Glasgow to be so curageous. And you look very pretty in that lovely little dress dear! xx

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  37. Your welcome Martina, am happy you enjoy it!! Yes, I think it was brave to do and it looks wonderful!! Hope you are enjoying your break xx

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