April 13th

Ready to play?

Since everyone’s staying home, let’s pretend we’re off on an International trip.  My books are set in places I’ve visited, and I’m sharing some of my photos this month.

Identify the location of the picture below.  Remember to register your answer by clicking “Leave a comment” at the top of this page and then write your reply (I’ll approve comments at the end of each day and reveal the locale in the following blog). 

Correct answer receives a point.  If you’re not certain, go ahead and guess! I’ll be posting a different photo, along with a hint, every day this month.  Whoever has the most points on April 30th will receive a prize (you’re not winning the lotto, dear people, but I will mail you a small gift which will include a modest Amazon card).  In the event of a tie, a randomly generated number will decide the winner. So, be sure to check back here each day, & let’s see who can . . .

Name That Location:

Hint: Probably not the view you’re used to seeing of this castle, this schloss is located in southern Germany.  The king who had the castle built died of mysterious circumstances in the late 1800s.  While designed to look much older, the structure was constructed during the late mid-1800s and never fully completed.  It survived both World Wars due to its isolated location, and an order from the Nazis to have it destroyed before taken by the Allies was never carried out.  Influenced greatly by the operas of Richard Wagner, the place is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.  It also served as an inspiration for Walt Disney when he designed the castles for his amusement parks.

A castle with a clock tower

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~Yesterday’s photo was taken in Chartres Cathedral. K. Nichols, Sharon K. Connell, Catherine Conn, & Amy Reade recognized the location. ~

A close up of a tree

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9 thoughts on “April 13th

  1. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, was the castle that is so famous from Walt Disney’s theme park. You can still see the design on the turrets in your picture. I’ve always loved the design of this castle. But then I love most castles. LOL


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