The Traveling knight: March 31, 2002

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March  31, 2002

The Newsletter of   Castles of the World Tours
Volume #12

Contents:

Tour Announcements:
Just a few spaces  left  on our castles tour.

Photo Contest:
We have the winners of our 2002 Photo contest.

Feature Story:
A story on Chenonceau.  By Carolyn from Las Vegas

Visits:
Sue and Jim Maxwell from Revenwood Castle visited Ruthin Catle in England.

News:
Dreaming of Castles By Toni

Tour Announcements: Just a few spaces  left  on our castles tour.
Just a few spaces  left  on our castle tours.
Fantasy Tour:   May 24 - 9 spaces left.
Great Castles Tour:  June 21 - 6 spaces left
Best Castles Tour:  September 6 - 2 spaces left.

Photo Contest: We have the winners of our 2002 Photo contest.
We received more than 500 votes for our 2nd annual photo contest.
The winners of the photo contest are as follows:

Castles
First Place: Audrey Chan
Second Place: Elise and David Moore
Third place: Kenneth Cole
Fourth Place: Monica Chairez

Castles with People:
First Place: Robyn Schwartz
Second Place: Janet and Mervin Miller
Third Place: Dan and Robyn Akins

Other photos related to our trip:
First Place: Janet and Mervin Miller
Second Place:  Evelyn Wallace
Third Place: Chris and Rudy Michalek

Essay:
First Place: Janet Miller
Second Place:  Robyn Schwartz

To see the photos or read the essay click here:
http://www.castlesoftheworld.com/PastTours/PhotoContest2001/

The first place winners will receive a castle book.  The others will receive a letter opener.

Feature story:  A story on Chenonceau.  By Carolyn from Las Vegas
Known as ‘Château de Femmes’ or ‘the castle of six ladies’ for the succession of powerful French noblewomen of Chenonceau; who each made an impact on the castle, forming it into the lovely château we see today. This enchanting castle may be smaller in comparison to others, but what it lacks in size it makes up in charm. "This truly is a magnificent place, deeply rich with history, and is certainly one of... the most romantic Châteaus in Loire Valley." Definitely "worth taking the time to visit."

To continue reading on this story click here:
http://www.castles.org/castles/Europe/Western_Europe/France/france13.htm

Visits: Sue and Jim Maxwell from Revenwood Castle visited Ruthin Catle in England.
Sue and Jim Maxwell from Revenwood castles visited Ruthin Catles in England.  They traveled with us last year on our Great Castles Tour Augustd 31st. departure and send us this note on Ruthin Castles which will be included on our Best of Britain and Ireland Tour. Our group will be staying at this hotel.

Just a note to tell you that Jim and I really enjoyed our two-night stay at Ruthin Castle. Still looks like its Victorian incarnation, with mostly original furniture--Victorian and earlier. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the rooms are quite elegant in an old-fashioned way. Bathrooms were great with really good shower. Food was more than adequate. It's now a Best Western hotel, but we've found the Best Westerns in Britain usually very good and most often in interesting old buildings. 
We also enjoyed walks around the medieval town of Ruthin where all streets lead upward to the top of the hill with Ruthin Castle on one side and St. Peter's church on the other. Some very nice shops, too.
Wish we could join you, but we expect to be very busy this summer. 
Sincerely,

Sue and Jim Maxwell
Ravenwood Castle"

News:   Dreaming of Castles  By Toni
Some of the castles in America are big and some are small, but regardless of their size they all have a magical presence upon entering. Just to envision them in their current day, bustling with activity, oh, to be a fly on the wall! Sadly, that is not possible, so a bit of imagination is necessary to be transported back in time, to absorb the magnificence of these elegant homes.  This trip will take us to Atlanta, Georgia to explore Swan House the "empty nest retirement home" of Edward and Emily Inman who at the ages of 46 moved into their then, unnamed home in 1928. An heir to a cotton brokerage fortune, Mr. Inman was an Atlanta businessman with a wife and two sons, Hugh and Edward.

To keep reading on Swan House click here:
http://www.castles.org/castles/America/United_States/Swan-House/index.htm

Prize Winner:
Roxanne Meza of Los Angeles is our current winner.  Roxanne, you have one week from the date of this newsletter to contact us to claim your prize.

 

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