Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hammond Castle

Thank you for the castle...
Made of stone let us call our own...

{Castle Man -- Adam Lambert}

A few weeks back I finally made my way north to explore Hammond Castle. The castle was built in Gloucester, overlooking the water, by John Hammond in the 1920s (as a wedding present for his wife!).

The castle was used both as Hammond's home and a way for him to display his vast collection of Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts. He also worked as a researcher and scientist there (and is known to have many patents to his name). 

The castle is amazing. Breathtaking views, amazing architecture, gorgeous artifacts. A little slice of history up on the North Shore. I can only imagine what it took to construct the castle nearly 100 years ago and what it would be like to have that view as my backyard! 

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17 thoughts on the matter:

Suza said... {Reply}

So verstanden beautiful.

Tom said... {Reply}

... a wedding present for his wife! WOW!

NC Sue said... {Reply}

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Rhonda Albom said... {Reply}

The castle looks well positioned and an excellent place to display John Hammond's treasures.

Bekah said... {Reply}

Why didn't I think to ask for a castle as a wedding present? HELLO!!! :) Wow...this is just stunning! I love it!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

Wow, what a neat place. Love your photos!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Nice wedding present!! I love the gargoyle and the stained glass! The views are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Wow, so lovely. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

packmom said... {Reply}

So neat! Love the water views. Great pictures.

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Beautiful place to visit Tamar, stunning photos :)

Kelleyn Rothaermel said... {Reply}

i love how you always find the most interesting places to visit. I have been to this city many times, but never been to this place. How fun!

Ela said... {Reply}

What a beautiful place to visit !!
Thanks for sharing your photos !!

Handmade in Israel said... {Reply}

What a wonderful wedding present! It looks beautiful.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

WOW - what an incredible sight!

Mandy 'n' Justin said... {Reply}

How sweet! Wonder if he won over his wife's heart with this castle overlooking water. Or maybe she was spoiled? ;) I'd love to visit someday. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pictures! :)

With Love,

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said... {Reply}

I love looking at stone castles or buildings. They have such a sense of permanence to them.

Ida said... {Reply}

Cool castle.