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Day Nineteen

So I swung up to the corner of Camelback Road and 44th Street, hoping for a good shot of the mountain itself (Camelback Mountain, probably the most noticeable landmark in the Phoenix valley), but I discovered instead

I could get a really, REALLY clear shot of the Camelback Castle, a multi-million dollar mansion that went on the market some years ago, so I got to "see" the inside when some local reporters went up to tour it and showed the interior on the local news. It's an AMAZING house, made of local stone, so it's usually pretty hard to see. Back then, though, that white one in front of it wasn't there. It's much newer, and probably more expensive (and much more obtrusive in the view, dang it).



I'd love to get up there to see it for real, but I have a feeling the neighborhood watch would call the cops if my rattletrap old Suburban was seen on the winding mountain drives...

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cornerofmadness
Sep. 19th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
that is a cool house
wildrider
Sep. 19th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
I've been in love with it for ages! There's a tall building there on that corner I used to work in (back in the eighties) and once I got to go up on the roof and that was the first time I ever saw it, because as I said, it's HARD to see most of the time, unless you're looking for it!
cornerofmadness
Sep. 19th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
i bet it is
evil_little_dog
Sep. 19th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
*grabby hands*

Modern Dan Anasazi?
wildrider
Sep. 19th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
I don't recall who built it, if I ever knew; I'll have to Google it and see! :-)
evil_little_dog
Sep. 19th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
D'oh! That should read "modern DAY Anasazi" - like the cliffdwellers.
wildrider
Sep. 19th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Hee hee hee! Okay, I understands now... and yes!
evil_little_dog
Sep. 19th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Hands get too far ahead of brain sometimes. Oy.
wildrider
Sep. 19th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
evil_little_dog
Sep. 19th, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
Ooooooo. Oooooo. Thanks!
nutmeg3
Sep. 19th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
They both look big enough to be hotels! But I do love how the castle blends into the landscape.
wildrider
Sep. 19th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
There are some people with some gawd-awful wealth living in the hills and mountains around Phoenix -- and you can see their houses for MILES.

I found a writeup on the Castle: http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/copenhav.htm

I know nothing about the newer mansion. I can't remember when it appeared!
nutmeg3
Sep. 19th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
If only I had millions and could buy it. *sigh*
ljs
Sep. 19th, 2010 10:31 am (UTC)
Oh, cool house!
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