Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dream Castle


I dreamed I lived in a castle way up in the tower, admiring the sky.


On summer afternoons, I took long strolls in green valleys.


I was greeted by strength of stone walls and softness of flowers.


Doors of opportunity opened, reflecting the world outside.


Inside, there was warmth and charm.


I sat on the porch in the midst of nature.


On a sunny day, I got lost in the fragrance of a rose garden.


I went through gate after gate of rose vines in multi-colors.



Until I found the perfect pink rose.


Through the steel greenhouse, I admired the landscape.


I walked down a path among evergreens.


I was transported across the bridge ... until I woke up.
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This week, I visited a beautiful castle in Tarrytown, NY--the Lyndhurst Mansion. It was designed in 1838 and it overlooks the Hudson River. It's surrounded by gorgeous green lawns, a rose garden, and a steel-framed greenhouse. I love the 19th century architecture and pretty landscape with river views. It's so romantic, and I felt like a princess! Enjoy!
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61 comments:

  1. gorgeous castle--the gardens are beautiful, especially the gazebo. so romantic!

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  2. It is really beautiful! It would be like a fairy tale to live there. Thank you for taking us there! xo

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  3. Like taken out of a fairytale. Thanks for sharing.
    Best whishes.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/06/14/dreamy/

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  4. A beautiful castle and great photos.

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  5. Beautiful photos. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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  6. Sweet dream! Lovely tour of the castle and property. Beautiful photos, happy weekend to you!

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  7. Un castello ed un posto da sogno....
    Ciao Loredana e baci

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    1. Vero ... un sogno. Grazie, Francesca :)

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  8. I honestly had no idea there were castles here in the states! I must see this place. I really really wanna visit Dunluce Castle in Ireland someday.

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    1. There are many wonderful castles in New York State :)

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  9. A great narrative for some beautiful photos. The pink roses are divine.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. Your challenge on a "dreamy" image was fun :)

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  10. Lovely sky photo and dream ~ very serene and loving ~ ^_^

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  11. Just beautiful and it transforms us into another world

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  12. Wow that looks like quite the place to go
    To visit near your show
    Just don't dream of the heating bill
    That may make you feel ill lol
    Got your cards too
    will use away at my zoo

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    1. Haha, huge heating bill, true
      For Cinderella and her crew
      Glad you got the cards, too
      Enjoy them at your zoo :)

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  13. What a wondrous adventure and such BEauty throughout. I was Right There and then even wandered off on my own Journey!!!

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  14. What a magnificent castle. Touring castle's is one of my passions. This one is spectacular. Love it. Happy swf.

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  15. What a gorgeous castle! I am blown away. Thank you for taking us on a tour! I've never been to a castle in person before but your photos and words make me feel like I am there!

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  16. What an awesome place to be able to visit. You capture some beautiful memories of this magical place and the pink roses are indeed lovely.

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  17. Jolie princesse
    Enfermée au sommet de cette tour
    Lance une corde en m'attendant
    Je mets mon armure
    Prends mon fidèle destrier
    Et viens te délivrer...(sourire)

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    1. Merci, Prince Pascal. You make me smile ... as you cross the ocean on a white horse ... :)

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    2. Comment savais tu que mon cheval était blanc Princesse Loredana...?
      Il s'appelle Pégase...et sans lui je ne pourrais pas traverser les océans pour te délivrer...(sourire)

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    3. Ah, Pégase .. the beautiful white horse.

      In my dreams
      I ride a white horse
      towards infinity

      Bonsoir, Pascal ... and Pégase :)

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  18. Jolie maison de campagne, un peu grande à mon goût. Un vrai décor pour une histoire avec fantômes sympathiques. Belle soirée
    Amicalement.

    Roger

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    1. Merci, Roger. Yes, a very big castle ... jolie :)

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  19. Wow what an amazing place! Nice shots!

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  20. That is such a lovely place ! The reflections are awesome too : thanks for the visit in your compagnie, and enjoy your nice week-end !

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  21. Oh, how beautiful, Loredana. I was at Borobodur, Indonesia this week. And Prambanan. I was floored. The temples were built in the 8th century.

    Can you believe that....

    Take care and thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Ninot, what an exotic trip for you! Hope you share about it in future poems. Thanks for the visit :)

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  22. Great photos. I do like Your B&W photo!

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  23. I liked the mini-vacation I took while taking in your words and photos.

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  24. Cara Loredana,uno splendido viaggio in un posto incantato... cullata dalle tue parole,ora posso dormire serena in una delle prime notti calde per davvero di questa primavera capricciosa!!!Buon fine settimana,Rita.

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    1. Grazie, Cara Rita, dolci sogni per te' :)

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  25. Thanks for sharing your journey - lovely photos and reflections. Looks a fascinating place to visit.

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  26. Wonderful reflections and design of the windows ~ Enjoy ^_^

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I do love the architectural design :)

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  27. Thanks for sharing these beauties. Awesome castle indeed.

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  28. Dear Loredana, my husband is not a hair stylist, couldn't be further from his actual line of work (IT stuff).. but luckily for me, he seems to master the scissors quite well too.
    I love visiting castles, when I was living in Ireland we were having a lot of weekend trips, almost all of them ended up with a visit to a castle. And there's a beautiful rose garden in Retiro Park in Madrid, I love that one, always visit it when I get there. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Ireland and Spain must be beautiful. I want to visit one day. Enjoy your haircut, Michaela :)

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  29. Some beautiful reflections in those leaded windows of the stonework.

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  30. A great series of photo and wonderful roses - I nearly can smell them ;) - Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!!

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  31. A great serie of photos!
    Nice to study all the details!

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  32. What a wonderful place to visit...a castle with such lovely grounds.

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  33. ah, castles... and our desire for fairy tales... :)

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  34. I've heard of this, Loredana, but have never seen it.
    It is really amazing, and I'll bet the inside is too.

    I hope you've had a wonderful weekend, and I wish you a bright beginning to your week!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I didn't visit inside, but I've seen pictures. The interior design is lovely, 19th century style, gorgeous antiques and artwork :)

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  35. Wow - so pretty. I would think I were dreaming, too!

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  36. Ever since I become addicted to Downton Abbey, I can't get enough of castles...beautiful.

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  37. thank you so much for sharing your journey. absolutely enjoyed this lovely pictorial tour.
    wonderful shots, too.

    have a great wednesday!:))

    p.s. thanks a lot for your wonderful comment. it is much appreciated!

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  38. i love your super awesome blog! and your blog's name.

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    1. Thank you, Betty! I enjoyed your black and white photography.

      Glad you liked the tour and my blog's name :)

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  39. Wonderful photographs, I love such places:) Greetings

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