Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Casa Loma

On my second day of my Toronto shopping trip we visited this wonderful hidden castle on the top of a hill called Casa Loma.

They started to build it in 1911 and cost over 3.500.000$ at the time to build.The original owner, Sir Henry Mill Pellat was an important buisness man. Sir Henry and his Lady Pellatt lived there for 10 years until they ran out of money and were forced to abandon the castle. other.

With our mapquest in hand we made it in a flash! There are three floors filled with decorated rooms with furniture that look of the period but I don't think alot of it was since the castle was rented out several times in the past and abandonned at some point. The first floor had an amazing ballroom with a huge library of real and fake books. The second floor was way better my favorite was Lady Pellatt's suite. It was so beautiful and peaceful with a great view overlooking on Toronto. The garden was a delight and perfect for picture taking.

I really like visiting this castle it reminded me of back when I was a child living in Germany. My mother and father would take us castle and museum visiting all the time. On e of my favorite childhood memories.

Enjoy the snapshots of my visit!

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