Monday, February 07, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " D "



The DAY was DAMP and DRIZZLING last week
as we visited Castello DI Amorosa.
This wonderfully DESIGNED, DOWN to the smallest DETAIL,
castle is actually a winery in the Napa Valley of California.
Every brick and stone was DISMANTLED in Italy and rebuilt here.



I loved the arched DOORS and DOORWAYS we found around the castle.
We were amazed at the DEDICATION to the DETAIL DEMONSTRATED
everywhere we looked.



Nearby at a Grist Mill I found an artistic wooden DOOR and rocks
DABBED with moss. It actually made the DARK DAY seem brighter.



Aren't these DEMURE DAMSELS DELIGHTFUL? I never
expected to find this artwork in the women's restroom!
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43 comments:

Ginny said...

what a fabulous place, I love those stacked rocks, and that is definately the coolest bathroom I've ever seen!

Olivier said...

il est magnifique ce chateau

bluekat said...

My first thought was oooh Castles, but then I saw the wooden door - love it! Great image!

Ann said...

I thought you were going to say the castle was damp. LOL

Distressed damsel, I am one of them.

Sandra said...

love love the castle, amazing, but that door is fantastic. great capture and i love doors and windows. super shot in my book

Hilary said...

Wow.. what a cool place to visit. And an incredible task to disassemble and rebuild it. Love those stalls.

VioletSky said...

I cannot imagine the logistics of rebuilding that castle - but it looks amazing!
Love the stalls, that is one restroom I would not want to miss out on.

LC said...

Loved your castle shots, but the restroom . . .over the top!

jabblog said...

How lovely - a slice of Italy to explore and enjoy and a glass (or bottle) of wine as a memento :-)

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific post for the D Day and such a gorgeous castle! I love your photos! I agree with Ginny, that is definitely the coolest ladies restroom I've ever seen! Really awesome, would love to visit there one day! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia
ABC Team

richies said...

Great post. Love the castle

An Arkies Musings

Nanka said...

The demure damsels do look delightful and very colorful. The designer rest room.

Carver said...

What an interesting and beautiful place. Lots of good D words too.

Tricia said...

It's beautiful! The detail is amazing for having come from Italy! WoW! =)

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing!
I'm a big fan of Castle and this one is wonderful!Also I think the women restroom is fantastic! Lovely pictures!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Reader Wil said...

This looks like a real medieval castle! And the toilets are the most beautiful I've ever seen!Thanks for sharing these photos!Have a great week.

EG Wow said...

A castle in California? WOW! I want to see that in person.

Vicki said...

I LOVE your post ... as usual.
The pictures are wonderful, as are all the "D" words. This may be a place I need to visit.
Very cool!

Jedediah said...

I love it when public places actually come up with something unusual for their restrooms. The castle is goregous.

Joy said...

I love the though of the castle being transported from Italy, wonder if it came with a ghost.

Tumblewords: said...

Impressive! It has a little of everything, to be sure. Hard to imagine transportin each brick for a rebuild but it works well!

Roger Owen Green said...

that old wooden building particularly appealed to me.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Oh Sue....what a great place to visit. I haven't been to Napa Valley in years...It's probably time!

Love the decor in the ladies room.

Hildred and Charles said...

Great castle, but I am really taken with the rest room!

Leslie: said...

I thought at first you were in Italy, but then after reading on, see that it really is an Italian building. I love those washroom doors!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images and lovely use of words.

Marvin said...

Delightful images and wordplay. Too bad the castle didn't have a moat and drawbridge.

ChrisJ said...

The one wooden door looks as though it either need steps or had them once upon a time. A really interesting place to visit.

Dave said...

Wonderful photos Sue. I really like the castle and wooden building pictures - Dave

Kate said...

The Napa Valley winery looks otherworldly...great shots.

Kim, USA said...

Wow every brick and everything is dismantled and rebuilt in CA, that is fantastic!! I thought it's a castle it's really beautiful!
ABC-Wednesday

Gattina said...

Lots of very nice D pictures !!

Y. Ikeda said...

It looks like a wonderful place to visit! I love seeing a variety of castles all over the world.
Thanks for sharing and commenting on my entry.
Yoshi

Francisca said...

You Did a Dazzling job of D Day! And the Damsels are Delightful!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

I thought this was somewhere in Europe at first! Thanks for visiting my blog

Jingle said...

creative one.
enjoyed your talent.

Candace said...

I love your photos! Thank you for sharing them with us. I want to visit there now. :)

Dhemz said...

very interesting! thanks for sharing...:) Check out my ABC Wednesday entry too. Thanks!

btw, have followed your blog.

Paula Scott said...

Wow! I thought that was in Europe somewhere until I started reading. Delightful, for sure. The distressed door with the moss might be my fav in the bunch (hard to choose).

Shammickite said...

That was all dismantled in Italy and rebuilt in Californoa??? Incredible! Must have cost a fortune to do that.

Grace and Bradley said...

We visited Castello DI Amorosa almost in the fall of 2009. They were just ready to harvest their grapes. It was such a beautiful place. We did not have the time to go in for a visit. Have a nice weekend.

Beverley Baird said...

The damsels are gorgeous! Too bad they are hidden away for few to see!
Great shots of the castle!

Moi said...

wow! and my first thought was Ireland?