Monday, May 28, 2012

"For a man's house....

                                           his castle."
                                                                      Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634)

This castle is a man's home!

On the mention of A Brit in Tennessee, we decided to take a trip to investigate Castle Gwynn, built by an individual, and still not complete.  We toured the first floor of the interior, plus enjoyed the grounds.

                                  The gatehouse.  

There was a tapestry display on the first floor.  I took several pictures, but this one seems to be the clearest one.

I thought the unicorns most appropriate for a castle.

There were several unusual items of decoration in the castle.

Do you have one of these decorating your house?

Or one of these?

The grounds were lovely, with a garden and a waterfall.

Begonias in full bloom.

                         Cooling for a very hot day!
We were able to take City Girl along with us, so that added more fun to the trip.:-)

I have noticed new followers!  Thank you so much for coming along.  I truly enjoy your comments!

Next post - Renaissance Fair....


  1. What beautiful images, Nellie. I hope hope you have a wonderful evening- xo Diana

  2. beautiful tapestry, lovely photos, thankyou for sharing

  3. The photos are lovely Nellie. I would have enjoyed the tour.

  4. Wow that is so cool. I am glad you went and looked about. I bet it was fun looking inside.
    I need to do that with Hearst Castle here. I guess I need a trip too.

  5. Thanks for bringing us along! I don't think there would be room for the armor and me in my apartment.

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful day..full of surprises! Awesome Castle!!


  7. Loving the last photo, of the man-made water falls. Oh sigh! :-)

    "Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
    And left the flushed print in a poppy there."

    ~Francis Thompson

  8. What a fun outing. How nice that you could take a little visitor with you too. Fabulous pictures.

  9. Hi, I just found your blog. Where is this castle/house? You have a lot of interesting posts and I've decided to join your list of followers. Please accept my warm and humble invitation to visit and hopefully to follow my blog, too. Connie :)

  10. Wow I didn't know they had castles back there. I LOVE castles. This looks beautiful. I need to look this one up. Thanks for telling us about it.


  11. Wow, Nellie - you've been out and about. The faire pictures look nice - I went to a smallish one once, and enjoyed it.