Sunday, January 15, 2012

like rapunzel's prison

this tower sits high on a hill,
deep in the winter forest

24 comments:

Arija said...

Ha, ha, it looks vaguely like the Bismark Turm in Goettingen.

Rob and Mandy said...

Straight out of a fairytale

smudgeon said...

Wow, that's an unexpected sight. I wonder what it was/is used for?

Malyss said...

Any prince ,or rather smart bandit around?..

brattcat said...

smudgeon: the tower was built by patients and staff of the brattleboro retreat in the 19th century. the intention was therapeutic.

Cezar and Léia said...

...and it looks shivering cold!
God bless you!
Cezar

Kate said...

One of my favorite fairy tales, and I imagined just such a tower! Brattcat, Brattcat, let down your hair!!

magiceye said...

beautiful!!!!

Birdman said...

What is it all about? I just can't get enough of this intriguing landmark of Brats-ville.

VP said...

Is it enchanted?

brattcat said...

vp: some say it's haunted.

Sharon said...

This does look very fairytale-like. You've composed a wonderful photo of it.

Doug Hickok said...

Oh, this is magical. Wonderful shot!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Very gothic looking... love it!

Butch said...

Another cool shot.

Lowell said...

Do you think I could climb to the top and jump into the snow? Without killing myself, of course! Looks like it would be great fun. Except I don't like heights. That's a bummer.

A very mysterious place and a very mysterious photo!

Steffe said...

I want it.

Clueless in Boston said...

Kids must love playing with that tower.

Jack said...

This sure doesn't look like Brattleboro to me. At the Retreat? I have been past the Retreat several times, but I don't remember this tower. (Past the Retreat, not a patient!)

Sharon Creech said...

Yes, a fairy tale setting, no doubt.

Red13 said...

Fairytale like indeed

Lorelle said...

It feels like a fairy tale. So magical!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I love that ...haunted. It does look a little intriguing standing there all alone in the snow..but I bet in spring it takes on a completely different atmosphere!

David LaRochelle said...

Magical indeed! I wish I could be walking there in the snow. It could be the start of so many good stories.