Monday, May 25, 2015

Having Fun with Castle Details

The Chapel is complete. 
Who would have thought Andy finding the antique church window and all that entailed as far as getting it to us and then up to castle would turn into this beautiful little structure.
 Well I guess Andy must have known, but I didn't comprehend how great this would turn out.
Brian did a great job on construction.
                                                             and a storage area too!
                        This is the Dragon pit. The poles on ground will be erected upright eventually.
 so this idea was born out of the concrete block and this cool "collar" that has become the dragon collar. The dragon has escaped, so beware!
                                                           castley detail for post top
 Patti came to visit as she always does when I am home. cause that is what childhood best friends do.
 Andy had this railing made, thank you Alan Patrick, for the Fungeon. He was all set to install it, but apparently he had the wrong size drill bit, so its the lead progect for next weekend.
                        this contraption will be installed on front door and will be the lock.
 Kelly, a dear friend of Maria's came all the way from Brooklyn to Puzzle with us and to experience a real Adirondack castle!
                   Andy was sparking, as he worked to cut down the railings to fit into the rock.
 Andy asked Clark to help post digging, but it appears it is really an old quarry and it is pure rock. Clark tried, but he's not getting through that with this.
              Dave was cutting trees and landscaping a bit and he went through a few chains.
                            the chapel doubles as a relaxing "above the ground" man cave!
     Clark and Marc upon their exit from the castle. Thank you boys for all your hard work!
                                            Andy was helping Dave pile all the wood he cut!

                                                      A man, his chainsaw, a vision......
                                      One of my favorite views and now with new viewage.
 and another of my favorite views, the walk to the pond. I still remember the time we were surveying and marking the area for the pond and I just couldn't picture it, well I can now!
                                             the lower pond was so peaceful and reflective.
     walked back from pond around the back of castle for this cool pic of chalice and castle.
                 Clark and Marc wear the metal well. Clark even fixed the one he was wearing.
            oh, did I ever mention Maria is a Queen and her friend Kelly is a princess?????        
                                                    they travel with alot of accessories.
                                           they sew and create many of their costumes
 and then when they put it all together, they look like this. and there's lots more of this to come.
                there was alot of roof top fun. Ruby and Carrie eating at the Roof Top BBQ
                          Maria and Kelly, back to their human selves, cooked smores on rooftop.
                                    and this is where we were at when we left the puzzle.
                                                         Happy Memorial Day to All