Friday, October 3, 2008

Mirror, Mirror (Skywatch Friday)


Mirrowed windows at Weaver Castle reflect blue skies above Selma.

The "castle," according to its website, "is of significant architectural Gothic design, was completed in 1868 and is located in the Old Town historic district of Selma, Alabama. Weaver Castle was built by William M. Weaver, a prominent Selma landowner, whose father was one of Selma's founders. It is believed that architect Richard Michel Upjohn designed it from a castle on the Rhine in Germany. Well known in architectural circles in New York, he also designed the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church here in Selma . Situated on the highest spot in Selma, Weaver Castle is located in the northern corner of what was Weavers Grove. All the materials to make Weaver Castle were from the property. Sand bricks were kilned and the woodwork is made from walnut, oak, and pine. The front entrance and ballroom feature parquetry floors. It is said that during the Civil War that gold was buried on the site of the Weaver Castle. It is also believed that the castle is haunted. There is music playing, people talking, and a light in the attic where there is no electricity."


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16 comments:

Kathleen said...

I am so glad this will be under renovation soon

Tanya said...

Ohhhh, I love the reflections in the window and haunted?! My neighbor told me that the old owners rented this house out before we bought it. The renters would sit outside at night with a bonfire and he heard music in the front of the house and when he went to investigate, he say a group of "people" having a party, dressed in period clothing....do do do do (that's my twilight zone tune,lol)

Tanya said...

Ooops, instead of "say a group of people" make that "saw a group of people" :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Love how the sky is segmented in mirrored reflections! Fascinating pic!

Halcyon said...

Very neat photo for skywatch. I love the building and the reflections in the windows just add to it.

Hope said...

I love the sky reflected in the glass. A wonderful photo!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Excellent reflection. Well done :-)

Aileni said...

Certainly draws the eye to the sky but the sky is in the building. It's good.

Debbie said...

Very interesting shot.

Ms. Hays said...

Cool shot - very thoughtful - would love to investigate the claims of ghosts! I love that stuff

selma.ghost.cat said...

i've always been fascinated with this house. even before i ever saw it, i was so curious of what was under the vines that had overgrown it. i guess they tore a bathroom out of it, b/c i gathered some of the discarded tiles from the roadside, a few years ago. i don't know if its some sort of mysterious, enticing energy, or just the architecture that draws me to stop and visit, every now and then.

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful mirror reflections.

dot said...

Beautiful and interesting picture!
Would you happen to have any links to bloggers in Mobile or any where down that way?

D said...

Great shot. The castle is beautiful. I want to go sneak around inside!

Arija said...

Lovely shot and historical comments. Great reflections and I love the haunting story...take that as you will...

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent.. I love seeing reflection from building on Sky Watch.... thank you for taking part this week and helping to make Sky Watch as popular as it is.

Tom