Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Castle Tower

Hello. I lived in a castle on the river Main in Germany. Many years have passed since my family lived here and now many come to the castle to view what remains of all the treasures my family collected over many years. My father watched over the trade that passed along the river and became very wealthy. I used to wander up the long flights of stairs to go to the top of the tower and look down at all the many happy people who walked the streets of the town. You can see the tower on the top right of this photo some tourist took.


This was my view from the tower. 


One day a young girl with long, golden hair came up the stairs to the tower.  I watched her as she twisted her hair with her finger, tangled from running and playing, and looked out over my town. She sang a lovely song that made my heart cry for my lonely days in the castle tower. I closed the door and bolted it from the inside. She lives with me now in the tower, and we laugh and chase each other around the castle when no one is here. At last I am not alone. And she is happy that I am her friend. When people come to the castle, we run to our tower and bolt the door. No one dares to enter.

Linking today with Josie for Two Shoes Tuesday with the words tangled and tower. The pictures are from our river cruise in 2010 on the Main River, Viking Cruises.

Tuesday Blessings to all.
Linda Kay

36 comments:

Hilary said...

beautiful!
I have always wanted to go to a castle!

Rebecca said...

Living there would be a dream

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

And what a view that would be.

Tuesday blessings back to you.

John's Island said...

Neat pics and I like that story.

Tabor said...

Nice little diversion.

whiteangel said...

Lovely view. Nice story :)

eileeninmd said...

I love the story and the pretty scene and photo.. Have a happy day!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those were great pictures and a great story!

The Yum List said...

Wow, what a beautiful waterside community.

Anonymous said...

Ever since living in England I have wanted to spend a year or two living in a castle... just to explore if nothing else! Great story!

Im having some comment probs so Im anon. right now...ivy walker.

Gosia k said...

I like your castle and story..

Lin Floyd said...

castles though romatic were dark and dank...

bj said...

What a great story and the castle is awesome

TexWisGirl said...

kinda neat. kinda eerie!

Linda W. said...

Nice photos!

Jeanne said...

Hello Linda Kay, I too love and so fascinated by castles. Your story is so sweet. Do you watch Downton Abbey?
If not you should. Even my husband is enjoying this show. It is on public TV.

My sisters (five of us) are going to the Biltmore tomorrow to celebrate one of my sister's birthday. It is America's largest home and very much a castle. We are annual pass holders and this time every year we get 4 free passes. This is our annual sister visit and we get in for free. A wonderful adventure.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Jeanne

Val said...

Lovely photos Linda Kay. The long hair and the tower go together, don't they? It's a sweet story. Young girls laughing and singing and running and playing through the turrets and hallways of an old castle. Friendship that excludes all others. Love it.

DeniseinVA said...

Great job Linda Kay, I enjoyed reading your story and you really drew me in.

Mike said...

If I lived in that town I'd be real practiced at hill climbing for when the flash flood came down the valley.

Michelle F said...

Linda Kay,

I like this story.
I can imagine living in a castle.

Old Egg said...

I loved the authentic feel to your tale allowing the reader to wonder "Did this really happen?"

William Kendall said...

A creative use of the scenery! What a beautiful place.

Amy at love made my home said...

Fantastic! Beautiful pictures too! xx

Rose said...

These are fabulous photos when expanded....

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Linda Kay, I love everything about this post!!

Janie Junebug said...

May I visit? My hair is tangled, and I don't mind a tower.

Love,
Janie

SuperLux said...

Love this architecture. Looks perfect.

Josie Two Shoes said...

What an awesome story, at first you had me believing that you had really lived there! :-) I spent 2-1/2 years in Germany back in the early 1970's as a military wife. Architecture such as this was amazing, such a beautiful place! You are a very creative story writer, I so enjoy reading your tales! :-)

zana said...

You had me there for a moment or tweo! Wonderful story.

Rory Bore said...

A lovely little tale to go with that absolutely lovely scenery. Imagine having that view!
Well, I guess you did on your cruise! :)
I would love to tour an old castle... all the history and art that is there would be amazing to see.

Romi C said...

Your story is creative, and somehow mysterious.

Mascha said...

Lovely story and photos!
The castle looks similiar to "our" here in Wernigerode, it's the same style, I think.

Linda said...

Linda, how exciting. That is a very captivating view, I love it.

Saucy Kodz said...

I think it would be really neat to live in a Castle. Well written and captivating story and view.
We dawned our outdoor gear yesterday and set aboot raking the roof of the house, barn and mini barn. I did the two small barns and then helped with the big roof. The snow on the back roof of the house was well above my waist. You know what - its the most interesting sound when snow comes sliding down the roof once encouraged with a snow rake. There is almost a gutterable rumble and then A MIGHTY BIG THUMP when it hits the ground. It is a sound that amazes me and captures my attention. I don't know that you have ever heard the sound of moving snow like that - perhaps you have, but its really sharpens your ears. Have a wonderful day.

Betsy Adams said...

Some family history of mine talks about some of my ancestors living in castles in Scotland... I'd love to visit there sometime and see some of the castles (or even in Germany)... WOW---what a beauty you photographed... AND--that was a great view of the river. Gorgeous!

Hugs,
Betsy

Mary Hill said...

Lovely pictures and story too. Thanks for sharing.

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