When we think of Tennessee, the last things that come to mind are castles and labryinths. Thanks to the internet, we’ve discovered that we actually have both. The self-proclaimed “Castlefinders” at dupontcastle.com are not only building their own castle, but they have scoured the country and created a database of castles or castle-like buildings. There are several listed close to Nashville, but it’s sort of funny when you realize that one is the well-known Castle Recording Studio, and another is an old mine. These Castlefinders define a castle as “something that captures the imagination, that has the ability to transport you to another time and place.” They even offer free castle-building lessons (aka help them build their castle), for a DIY adventure!
We have significantly more labyrinths, some at places we drive past every day. It turns out that a lot of churches and cathedrals have labyrinths on their properties as a place for reflection and meditation. Now, if only we could find the internet database of dungeons.
[Thanks to crionox for both tips and the photos!]