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Castle For Sale, gorgeous open spaces

Castle For Sale, gorgeous open spaces

So we've been house hunting these past few weeks.  We aren't moving or anything - we just need and want a bigger space.  We're staying local though and it's a relaxed kind of looking.  We're using Zillow of course and it's easy, just plug in your "musts" and out comes a list of prospects.

In our price range we're looking at in this area, everything starts to look pretty much exactly the same.  It's almost embarrassing.  Cookie cutter homes in cookie cutter neighborhoods with cookie cutter people.  I like to call them beige.  They go with everything, because they have nothing custom about them.

But I'm not talking about people today that's for another rant ;)  I just was looking through my old catalogue of photos and found this one of the garderrobe in the Tower of London's White Tower (that's the middle keep, the oldest bit).

How things have changed.  Of course!  But it's interesting to look at all the same.  In the 12th century - this was the height of luxury.

This particular garderrobe was directly off the Main Hall of the Keep.  I'm sure in it's heyday it was covered by a thick bit of fabric - in any case it's still private, you have to turn two corners to even get to this room.  

An example of the best that money can buy in a New York City apartment;

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I'm just really tickled by the juxtaposition of time.  I also was pondering (moodily I'll admit) that the 12th century garderrobe in the royal Keep is no different than many people's current situations. 

I find myself wanting to creep down into the hole of poverty and want - and I'll never dig myself back out of it because I have no solutions but I wish I did.  

I'm just very grateful I don't need to sit on stone every chilly morning!

Summoning a Fairy to do your bidding

Summoning a Fairy to do your bidding

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