New York based Calvin Seibert builds sand castles inspired by modern architecture. His sculptures are minimal in appearance, yet complex in form. They feature a mix of geometrical shapes and neat angular edges, that it’s hard to believe are made of sand and water. Using a paint bucket, homemade plastic trowels, and up to about 150 gallons of water he creates spectacular modernist sandcastles.
This is where he liked to hide. We would think that if you were King, you would hide here, too. What an incredible structure. Wonder how much this would go for these days? From Beautiful Places to Visit:
Built in the late 1800s, the Neuschwanstein Castle in the state of Bavaria in southeast Germany was meant to be the private retreat of the reclusive King Ludwig II of Bavaria, but he died before it was completed. The castle was opened to the public in 1886 and it has seen over 60 million visitors since then. The Neuschwanstein Castle was built in the Romanesque Revival style and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle. The castle is one of the most popular in Europe and currently sees over 1.3 million visitors a year and as many as 6,000 per day in the summer months. The castle overlooks the Hohenschwangau valley and is near the tourist town of Fussen where accommodation can be found.
We are not going for the obvious here. Sure, maybe on everyone else’s list Hearst Castle would be number one, but not ours. Not that we don’t think Hearst Castle is cool, they just don’t even let you swim in the pool.
1.Vikingsholm Castle on Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe
2. Berkeley Castle or Bowles Hall at University of California, Berkeley