A Trip to Coral Castle
It all started from reading a book called Magnetic Current by Edward Leedskalnin that encouraged a trip to Coral Castle. It has been a year since this museum has been on my bucket list and this past weekend I was finally able to visit the magical place in Homestead, Florida. If you aren’t familiar with the name, this museum is made entirely out of coral rock that was at one time a man’s home.
The furniture, walls, doors, and decorative fixtures are all made out of heavy coral rock and look perfect against a tropical south Florida setting. Edward Leedskalnin built this castle in the 40’s, made from 1,100 tons of coral rock. Coral Castle was supposed to be a future home for his ex-lover in order to win her back.
The Magic Behind Coral Castle –
Edward started to build the structure in 1936 and did all the moving work himself using no modern tools, instead magnetic current technology. It was a quite romantic place that made you day dream as you walked around his dream home. The castle felt like you were lurking around an ancient ruin that was made for a future god.
Even though the museum just consisted of the built home, the tour gave life and explanation to a lot of the sculpted works and was well worth spending all of Saturday morning.
The museum was even a backdrop in Billy Idol’s Sweet Sixteen music video.