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Our stopover to the Coral Castle

Coral Castle Homestead Florida Photo, Homestead, Florida

We had a wonderful week at the Marco Resort & Beach Club. Our next exchange is at Anchorage Resort and Yacht Club in Key Largo. We had to fill in with a one day, so we visited the Coral Castle.

We filled in the gap by staying at the Hampton Inn in Florida City.

I did some research on the web before the trip and we decided to visit the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida. We saw a program on TV that was filmed there and it looked like an interesting place to visit.

The Coral Castle is listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

The Coral Castle was built by Ed Leedskalnin, a five-foot-tall, 100-pound Latvian immigrant who was spurned by the love of his life. Without any help, using only simple tools, he excavated, carved and moved tons of coral rock. It is unbelievable that he could build this site without modern equipment.

The walls that surround the castle are composed of huge stones, the largest weighing 29 tons.

Ed filled in the interior area behind the castle walls with the following.

• Polaris Telescope which is focused on the North Star.
• Sundial that holds time between one and two minutes year round.
• Crescent Moon and Planets.
• Great Obelisk which is larger than the great upright at Stonehenge.
• Bedroom
• Heart Table
• Florida Table
• Throne Room
• Children’s Playground
• Moon Fountain
• Tower and Living Quarters
• Nine Ton Gate

The Coral Castle should be on your list of things to see - all of the listed areas above were built with intricate detail, and all of the coral used in the construction was on site.

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