Coral Castle

Coral Castle Coral Castle

In 1923 a 5 ft. tall 100 lb man named Edward Leedskalnin started building a Castle using large chunks of limestone weighing several tons.

The original castle was in Florida city, and in 1936 Ed decided to move to a new location. It took him 3 years to move his coral castle to its new location between Homestead and Leisure City. It took almost 30 years to complete. He continued to work on the castle until his death in 1951, and to this day nobody has been able to figure out how he accomplished it.

He worked in secret mostly at night using old farm machinery parts and homemade tools. The coral pieces that are part of the newer castle were quarried on the property only a few feet away from the castle's walls. The pool and the pit beside the southern wall are quarries.

Ed used to tell people he had figured out the secrets used to build the ancient pyramids.

The grounds of Coral Castle consist of around 1,000 tons of stones in the form of walls, carvings, furniture, and a castle tower. One of the structures - an 8 ton revolving is carved so that it fits within a quarter of an inch of the walls. So well balanced that supposedly a child could open it with the push of a finger.

Other structures include a sundial, a stone rocking chair and a 500-pound heart-shaped stone table.

Of course over the years there have been many stories and theories about how Ed built his castle, from Levitation to magnetism. But I think Ed was just an incredibly motivated individual who put in 28 years of hard work to prove to a woman he loved that he was capable of doing something remarkable.

You can read more about Coral Castle here: https://coralcastle.com/

Maker's Mark and Jack Daniels
Sian Ka'an
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, 23 September 2020

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://travelinginstereo.com/

14 April 2020
Travel
La Boqueria is a world famous market in Barcelona on the edge of the Barri Gòtic.  It’s located in El Raval with an entrance to the market right off La Rambla.  An incredible place full of j...
13 April 2020
Travel
The Arc de Triomf is a triumphal arch in the city of Barcelona, Spain. It was built by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair. The arch crosses ...
21 April 2020
Travel
On the southern coast of Puerto Rico is the city of Ponce. Outside of San Juan it’s Puerto Rico’s most populated city. Ponce is names after Juan Ponce de León y Loayza, the great-grandson of Spanish c...
06 September 2020
Travel
Just a 45 minute drive west of Barcelona in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia is the Freixenet winery, and the birth place of the worlds best Cava! Freixenet produces more than 100 million bottles of Cava each yea...
17 May 2020
Travel
New Orleans is one of those cities I wish would never change, and to a certain extent it hasn’t changed all that much.  There’s something about the people in New Orleans, their friendliness and g...
Image
All photography by Syd Krawczyk

Certain links on this site might earn me a commission if a product/service is purchased.

2018 CDM Logo 150

Copyright © Syd Krawczyk - All Rights Reserved