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 Post subject: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Wed Apr 8, '09, 11:54 pm 
Do you think you would like to live in a castle? Have you ever been in a real castle? What would your dream castle look like?

I was reading this article on actor Nicholas Cage selling his castle due to the economic hard times, and it got me to thinking about Castles. About how it would be to actually live in a real Castle. You see them in movies and read about them in books, and possibly dream of it, but how would it actually be to live in one every day, I wonder.

What about you? Comments or Opinions?

Oh, and just in case you are feeling bad because Nicholas Cage is selling his castle, guess what? He has another Castle also. :starry-eyed:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/0 ... 83989.html


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 Post subject: Re: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 9, '09, 12:29 am 
When I was a little kid, I wanted to live in a castle. Now, however, I realize that it would be terribly drafty and probably lack a decent number of electrical outlets, if there was any electricity at all. I don't think I would like it very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 9, '09, 8:56 am 
Personally I would not like to live in a castle. But visiting one would be interesting. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 9, '09, 1:11 pm 
:laugh_lucca: Is Nicholas Cage expecting to get sympathy for this? "Life's tough, I have to sell my castle, wahhh."


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 Post subject: Re: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 9, '09, 1:25 pm 
I would love to have a Castle as a summer home. Due to the lack of electricity it wouldn't be prudent to live in year round. Unless I built one from scratch to "modernize" it some, I wouldn't want to add anything to a Castle that already existed.


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 Post subject: Re: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 9, '09, 6:51 pm 
Kinda like the others mentioned, unless the castle had some modernization--it wouldn't be too comfortable to live in for too long. It would be a charming place to stay in for a vacation, however~


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 Post subject: Re: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 9, '09, 9:14 pm 
Well, I find it hard to image a castle still around today that probably hasn't been modernized to some degree, or else nobody would probably be living there.

I think the castle's one would find today would be very different from castle's found say over 100 years ago, or back in the day of dungeons, dragons, etc.

Sure, those unmodernized ones would be fun to "visit" for awhile, but a person's home is their "castle" so you would want to fix it up where you could be comfortable and do things. I mean, you gotta play video games and watch your favorite TV episode and take a hot bath and have a comfortable bed, and cook your favorite meal or snack in the microwave or oven, etc. :wink: Imagine how things may have been different back then regarding all these things. Just thinking about it makes me appreciate electricity and all the modern conveniences a whole lot more.

But, hey, yeah, I'd love to have a castle. I'd fix that thing up will all new stuff or what I could and still retain the charm and allure of the castle doing it. :happy_marle:


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 Post subject: Re: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 9, '09, 9:20 pm 
LordShibas wrote::laugh_lucca: Is Nicholas Cage expecting to get sympathy for this? "Life's tough, I have to sell my castle, wahhh."


Interesting statement. I really don't know.

I'm happy the man has worked and earned enough to buy some things that he wants, or wanted at one time. I wish that held true for everyone to the same degree (like castles and stuff, I mean). But believe me, I am not weeping or feeling any sympathy for anyone because they have to get rid of their castle, and at the same time they still have another one. :yaknow:


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 Post subject: Re: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, '09, 6:23 am 
I would love to live in a castle but I think I'd only use it in spring and summer. I've never been to a real castle but I would have to say I would model mine after Wallachia Castle were Vlad Tepes was said to live for some time. I also wonder how cold they get in fall and winter.


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 Post subject: Re: Living In A Castle
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, '09, 2:11 am 
Yes, a modernized castle complete with all the modern ammenties such as laser turrets, robotic guards, tower top helicopter landing pad, electrified moat, remote controlled draw bridge, and... indoor plumbing.


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