Thu, Apr 09|
CANCELLED- Coral Castle Museum
Quarried and built by a man, erected entirely of stone, the grand edifice is constructed of gigantic slabs, some of which weigh up to 30 tons. Through twenty-eight years of solitary work, and with only the aid of simple tools of Edward’s own design. Pack a picnic lunch. Members Only.
Time & Location
Apr 09, 2020, 10:15 AM
Coral Castle, 28655 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033, USA
About The Event
Must pay at registration. Adults $18.30 Children under 12: $8.13 Children 13 and above: $16.04
Send payment to: paypal.me/HnMPatch or Zelle: email@example.com . You can also arrange to drop off cash during Co-op in Cooper City.
How were monuments such as Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sacsayhuaman fortress and other ancient monuments built? Many scientists believe that in some cases workers numbering in the tens of thousands were needed simply to move the massive stones to the construction site.
However, a small Latvian man insisted that these ancient structures were assembled with much more ease than we might imagine, using a building secret that has been lost to the ages. He even claimed to be able to put these techniques into practice at the mysterious Coral Castle.
At 25, Edward Leedskalnin was engaged to marry a woman 10 years his junior—Agnes Scuffs, who he affectionately nicknamed his “sweet sixteen.” Lamentably, the night before his wedding, Edward’s bride changed her mind, never to return to his side. Surprisingly, Leedskalnin went on to construct a truly magical castle in memory of his lost love.
Following his heartbreak and a bout of tuberculosis, Leedskalnin departed from his native Latvia, toward the United States. He set up in Florida City, and there he was able to realize one of the more impressive (and enigmatic) construction efforts ever undertaken by a single man: “Coral Castle” or as Leedskalnin called it, “Rock Gate Park.”