Boldt Castle, located in the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River, along the northern border of New York State, is a major landmark and tourist attraction in its region.
The construction of Boldt Castle ceased abruptly in early 1904 after the death of Boldt's wife, Louise Kehrer Boldt. For 73 years, the castle and other stone structures were left exposed to the harsh winter weather and occasional vandals. The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority acquired Heart Island and the nearby yacht house in 1977, for one dollar, under the agreement that all revenues obtained from the castle operation would be applied towards restoration, so that the island would be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations. In the two decades after acquiring the property, the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority spent some fifteen million dollars for restoration and improvements here, and work continues annually. The initial goal of the restoration of Heart Island was not to finish what had not been completed, but to restore the island to the state it was in when construction was halted. Improvements have gone beyond that stage, however; a stained glass dome, marble floor, and grand staircase woodwork, for instance, now seen in the main hall, were not original but are modern innovations.
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tcht (7565) 2010-09-21 10:16
umm...im not so sure what's happened here. lighting and colours are fine but the image quality in terms of clarity is lacking. i wonder if you perhaps saved it in a very compressed form or did too much post-processing?having said that the composition is fine.
humayun (2999) 2010-09-21 10:18
very cool place...........
Tonal range is very good............
pov is good............
photoray (13981) 2010-11-20 19:54
Interesting neo-gothic style castle, especially for the protuding rock construction rather than finite masonry.
Thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Ajinkya Potdar (allgambits) (129)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-14
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Canon EOS 500D Rebel T1i, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS f3.5:5.6, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/22, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-21 5:58