|Boldt Castle on Heart Island (1000 Islands, NY)|
I've done another post about this place. And maybe a little about the islands in general. I would so absolutely happily love to live there (the islands/area in general, not the castle)! Since I was little we've made regular pilgrimages out to that island (sometimes after a long boat tour of the islands). I remember going there when I was small and the place was almost a ruin. Birds flying around and the sun shining in from the holes in the roof. It was so gorgeous and sad. But now work is being done to finish the structures on the island. From what I've read, every structure was at one time finished except for the main building - the castle itself. My opinion? It shouldn't be finished. Ever. I think it gives the wrong impression to the people visiting that don't bother to read the little pamphlet they give you at the gate. BUT I won't get into that.
Opinions aside, it was nice to visit again. It's a beautiful place no matter what.
Before a walk through the little town of Alex Bay and the shuttle ride over to the island, we parked for a bathroom break and so I could take some pictures of the nearby stuff. Aside from the above picture of Heart Island/Boldt Castle:
|The small island to the front is known as "Mother-in-Law Island" and|
the structure to the back is on Wesley Island and is the Boldt Yacht House.
|Down the river from the castle is Hopewell Hall, formerly another|
Boldt property. George Boldt died here and I think his daughter, Clover,
lived here until she died as well (I may be a liar though).
|My sis pointed out the anchor on the lawn of this|
property and I thought it was neat.
|Husband and Grant|
|So pretty :)|
|A very exciting site for Grant!|
|I wanted to get a good pic of Grant at the castle and I managed|
this one before my sister started getting him to make pirate faces.
|The "Hennery" or Dove-cote (I think I read that |
this also supplied water to the island. Maybe.)
|Ballroom (and Husband, Sister, and Grant)|
|Dining room (if I remember correctly, the Boldts |
did own that furniture at one time)
And now back inside...
|One of the upstairs rooms (I over heard someone talk about|
how ornate their furnishings were and I wanted to scream
"They never lived in here!!!" but I held it in.)
|From one of the 3rd floor balconies...just so pretty!|
|Grant sitting in one of the basement fireplaces|
|Me and Grant at one of my favorite places!|
(yes his hand is in my shirt...I honestly don't know why)
|Another shot of the gorgeous outside.|
I took a lot more pictures but I figured you'd been subjected to enough.