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.
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. .