Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sherlock Holmes and Gillette Castle

William Gillette (1853-1937) is best known for his portral of Sherlock Holmes on the stage. He intoduced the deer stalker cap and pipe that has become the best recognized icon of this literary character. He designed this castle and had it built to his specifications on the shores of the Connecticut river. It is a Gothic beauty.

You can just make it out behind the trees.

The interior of the conservatory.

Bet this is spooky at night

Everything is stone and mortar. This is the tower.

The ravine.
The Castle and grounds are maintained as a State Park now.

1 comment:

Karen said...

It does look a bit spooky!!
I love the arch though and would love to sit in the conservatory.