26th day of the month October of 2014 in the year of our Lord
With the honor and privilege bestowed upon me, I henceforth dedicate this post to castles and the imagination that comes from within. Naturally, as any visitor to, traveler of, or citizen from Europe will tell you, castles are the only exciting aspect of daily life. It’s a fact.
Be that as it IS, Kathy most graciously invited Lizzie and I to visit the internationally ranked number (probably) one castle in Austria during one of our visits to Klagenfurt. The castle, called Burg Hochosterwitz, was just AWWESOME. It was truly such a special place for an American man-child such as myself. On the way, Kathy, as is typical of her thoughtful personhood, planned a quick side trip to a gorgeous and clear mountain lake coupled with a delicious picnic en route to the beautiful Burg. (We also had a second most delicious picnic at the Burg itself after several hard knightly adventures.)
Kingdom after kingdom was decimated, annihilated, done with hereby and thenceforth, until only knights remained. Onslaught after onslaught, pillage after pillage, village after village, knights stayed to their code and fought the misering gangs of bandits and their like. On only rare and just occasion, might find themselves, the knights, fending their honor, homes, or habit – be that what it may. To exemplify doth stated action most clear, Brother Jarett of Bigej in the following short gif nobly defends his life against Jörg von Burg Hochosterwitz. It is clearly I with the swift and sudden victory.
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And so there they be, my fellow guardians of honor and saviors of damsels in distress, a few images of the only exciting aspect of European life: CASTLES =) And I give many, many thanks to Kathy for our terrific trek to Hochosterwitz. I loved it.