there is a legend down here that goes like this: once upon a time in latvia, a man named edward leedskalnin fell madly in love with a beautiful girl named agnes. the night before their wedding, she cancelled the marriage due to presssure from her mother to marry a man set to inherit a farm down the road. edward was so broken hearted he left latvia and wandered around the US, eventually winding up in southern florida. determined to win her back, he decided to build her a castle.
he worked for 28 years, carving and moving 1100 tons of coral rock in his tribute to lost love. some of the boulders he stood are taller than those at stonehenge, and he did it all himself - only 5 feet tall and battling tuberculosis, with a 4th grade education. the rumors began to swirl: did he have alien assistance? was it built on a magnetic field linked to the bermuda triangle? did he really know the secrets of the great pyramids, as he claimed? could he truly levitate stone? nooooooooooo one knooooooooooooows!!!!!!!!!!
3 weeks ago