[Tagging] Postindustrial Castle

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Fri Oct 23 18:16:06 UTC 2015

And then there is Castell Gwynn, in Triune, TN, the home of the annual 
Tennessee Renaissance Festival) <http://www.tnrenfest.com/>. It is a copy 
of a Welsh castle, but built of concrete blocks rather than stone.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

On October 16, 2015 3:24:32 AM John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> Javbw
>> On Oct 16, 2015, at 4:33 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> I d call the hearst residence at least a villa, if castle doesn't find 
>> agreement.
> A villa or mansion or something more than a common house - but...
> It just feels weird to tag a more modern structure never used as a castle 
> as a castle.
> You are right - the duck test tells me it is an imposing historic building. 
> And yea, it looks a bit like a castle and is named "castle" - like the 
> disney castle - but it's style is to mimic a castle - it was never meant to 
> really be one. It is a rich person's house.
> In the Ironman films, Tony Starks malibu house is similarly large, a 
> residence for a powerful person, and very imposing. If he put a couple 
> turrets on the top, would it be a castle? Does the style of architecture 
> define it as a castle (which is easily replicated) - or its purpose (when 
> active) as a true defensive fortified local/regional/national power center?
> This is a fabulous question.
> Does a building that looks like a castle but has no historical usage as a 
> castle - nor could ever used be a castle - be tagged as a castle?
> No archer has ever been upon the battlements at Hearst castle nor 
> Disneyland's castles and loose an arrow at an enemy - nor discuss african 
> swallows and their airspeed velocity vis a vis coconuts.
> To me, it is a historic mansion (villa?) called "Hearst Castle".
> But this "style" vs purpose (active or historical) is a very interesting 
> question to me.
> Javbw.
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