Monday, August 16, 2010
If you haven't been to Bishop's Castle, you're missing out! Right here in our very lovely state we have this amazing castle that one man has been building for over 40 years. By hand. Stone by stone. And... he lets you just wander wherever you please free of charge.
Now, Jim Bishop...he's fascinating. He's a welder and master of iron work. The railings and beams and stairways are incredible and so delicate looking. Watching him climb with ease up his homemade scaffolding to work on some upper windows is incredible. As you make your way up and around the different floors and balconies, you can't help but touch the rocks and wonder just how in the world he got all of those in place... by himself.
Jim is not a fan of the government. At times he can be heard bellowing his contempt for all things mandated. Over the years special folks have tried to charge him for the rocks he's collected on the mountainsides, among other things. Very ridiculous and Jim will let you know he thinks so, too. More people should make a small donation, or purchase one of the lovely handmade necklaces a sweet gal sells on site. Perhaps bring Jim some cookies and congratulate him on his achievement. I think more people should do this.
This is Ames... aka the Hot Husband of DOOM... clambering out onto an unfinished bridge...because he just HAD to:
Bishop's Castle is in Rye, CO... gorgeous area. Take a little road trip and go check out Jim and his castle.
Bishop's Castle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Castle