: Show up on a horse with a sword.



Jesda
05-18-09, 01:49 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Castle

http://www.thecastlepost.com/

http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/martin.jpg

Apparently it was rebuilt into a hotel. I bet Koopa lives in there. I'm going to save Princess Toadstool.

MauiV
05-18-09, 09:48 AM
That is about 5 miles from where I grew up in Lexington and I drive by it a few times a month when I go back to visit family. I think it was initially started in the early 70s but the couple got a divorce and it sat unfinished for a couple decades. It opened a year or two ago as a hotel. I know a few folks that have been to parties in it recently and they all say it is phenominal inside.

Its funny to see cars with out of state plates always pulled over taking pictures since it was always there since I can remember and never considered it an oddity.

orconn
05-18-09, 10:23 AM
Jesda, Jesda, Hurry, hurry ........... Princess Mary Louise Louise is waiting in the cass- thal.

77CDV
05-18-09, 01:17 PM
Jete la vache!

Destroyer
05-18-09, 09:22 PM
Pretty bizarre that this be located in Kentucky. One of the last places on earth I'd expect to see this.

orconn
05-18-09, 09:53 PM
Pretty bizarre that this be located in Kentucky. One of the last places on earth I'd expect to see this.

Why? Do you think Florida and California are the only places where spendthrift admirers of ancient European architecture reside. Heck, even Virginia has its' share of "bourgeois castles."

hueterm
05-18-09, 09:55 PM
Is this on the scenic road between Lou and Lex? Where all the horse farms are?

I think I remember seeing this before...

orconn
05-18-09, 09:58 PM
Jete la vache!

Yes, many of Virgina's castles are really cattle farms. Beef cattle is a surprisingly big business in this East Coast state.

MauiV
05-19-09, 03:31 AM
Is this on the scenic road between Lou and Lex? Where all the horse farms are?

I think I remember seeing this before...


It sits on Versailles Road (US60) between Lexington and Versailles. The portion where you see most of the farms is between Versailles and Frankfort but still on US60. If you have been on the scenic part you have more than likely been past the Castle too.