A Visit to Tarrywile Park

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This gorgeous land is just filled with history, much of it sadly overlooked. Shown in the above photos is the run-down Hearthstone Castle. One can only imagine how beautiful she was years ago. Along with the many other buildings on the grounds of Tarrywile Park, this castle, or what has become of it, holds so many years of history, beautiful history that has almost been lost. While many parts of Tarrywile Park, namely the mansion, are well-kept and their history on display for the public to admire and appreciate, Hearthstone Castle is not. Even under ownership of the City of Danbury, this beauty is falling to pieces. As a lover of history, this makes my heart sad to see buildings like this abandoned and left to shatter. I only hope that one day soon, the works of art of the past, whether buildings from 1895 or pottery from the years BC, can be seen for the true beauties they are. Creations of past individuals, creative people just like us.

Anyway, it was a beautiful day. Gorgeous weather, good food, good family whom I love to pieces. Here's to another beautiful weekend, my friends. I hope it's a good one!

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