(Gosford walkies #28)
The challenge was to get a photo of The Castle, on Donnison Street West just inside the Gosford-West Gosford boundary.
It had a dungeon when JayJay used to live there and the guy who owned it kicked his family out so he could make it into a castle. Watched too many Disney cartoons methinks.
It's now for lease. Despite the view (scroll down) I'm thinking it might be empty for a while. Turrets ain't everyone's cuppa tea.
The Castle can be seen from Mann Street and puzzles many. From Mann Street the angle of view gives it quite a Gothic look. Seen up close against the backdrop of the gums on Presidents Hill it looks quite bizarre.
Peculiarities aside, the building has a good view down Brisbane Water to Lion Island and even Barrenjoey Head.
Despite being very short today's walk was hot. It's probably around 30 (83 F) now. I'll have to go back to Woy Woy walkies after Christmas. The hottest month will be February and January will be bloody near baking alive as well.