Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Field Trip - Fonthill Castle

This week, more photos from Jason. These are from Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle was built at the turn of the 20th century by the eccentric Henry Mercer. Mercer built the castle as a modern twist on medieval architecture. Fonthill is built from reinforced concrete and has modern (for the time) amenities like running water and electricity.

Henry Mercer filled his castle with archeological finds that he collected during his lifetime, including ancient Babylonian tablets. The ceilings in many of the rooms are decorated with tiles from the Mercer Tile Factory nearby.

To see more of Jason's amazing work, see his gallery.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Gorgeous! I loved seeing these. :)

Wynter said...

What an amazing looking place! Where is it?

Carol Kilgore said...

I love the photos, but this looks like a creepy place to visit. Where is it located?

Terry Odell said...

Jason was leading a photo safari in the Everglades last week; I'm sure there will be lots of great wildlife pictures soon.

Wynter - you didn't click the gallery link, did you! It's Doylestown, PA. There are more pictures there.

Wynter said...

Ah - thanks.

Jason Odell said...

Fonthill is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania; about an hour or so from Philadelphia in Bucks County.