Photo of the Day: Knight

Did you know there are castles in the United States? I visited one this year. True, it wasn’t quite like some of the castles you hear about in Europe, but it was still pretty cool. And by cool, I mean it was huge, had a gazillion rooms, had stone steps and great wooden doors, and even had a knight in shining armor. Ok, so there wasn’t really a knight in the armor — it was just the shining armor by itself, but you could still get cut on it!

So, this picture is from my trip to the castle. Some of the old furniture and even fireplaces in this castle were old antiques brought over from Europe. The place reminded me in some ways of Ivor Manor in The Society’s Traitor. Have you ever been to a castle or manor?

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    Avery November 15, 2012 (12:57 pm)

    Hi,

    I really like this picture. We’re did you get it?
    Hope we can blog agein.

    Your freind,
    Avery:-):-)

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    Aspen November 15, 2012 (1:01 pm)

    How many castles are there in the United States? What materials is the knight made out of? How many materials is the knight made out of? 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂

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    Rhys :-) November 15, 2012 (1:03 pm)

    Did you really go to a castle? Where is the castle? How did you become an author?

    Your friend,
    Rhys

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    Aspen November 15, 2012 (1:04 pm)

    Where was this at? 😛 😛 😛

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    Ashley November 15, 2012 (1:05 pm)

    That’s an awesome Knight picture. Who many knights did you see? 😀 😛 🙂 🙂

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    Mallory November 15, 2012 (1:06 pm)

    Dear author,
    I love your book “Author Gray”. Did you travel around to get facts for your book? Anyway, that picture of the armor is so rusty and dirty. It looks like an antique, is it one? My closet is an antique most of my furniture is a antique.
    Hope I hear from you soon.
    – Mallory 😉

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      VKF November 25, 2012 (8:08 pm)

      Hi, Mallory! Yes, I’ve done some traveling and used some of my experiences for details. I also talk with other people who have traveled to or even grown up in those places I visit in my books.

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    VKF November 15, 2012 (1:49 pm)

    Wow, these are some excellent Qs! Let me answer some of these:
    -Aspen, there are a LOT of castles in the United States — over 100! Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about how armor is made, so I don’t know what this knight is made of.

    -Rhys, yes, I really went to a castle. This one is in Colorado Springs and it’s called Glen Eyrie.

    -Ashley, I only saw this one knight. Since there aren’t anymore knights around, I bet it’s hard to find awesome armor like this!

    -Mallory, yes, this knight is a bit rusty! We should probably excuse him, though, because he’s probably pretty old! That’s awesome that you have some antique furniture. You probably understand how Arthur felt about his Gree not wanting him to “mess up” the antiques!

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    Aspen November 27, 2012 (2:46 pm)

    How many materials is it made out of? How old is it? 🙂 🙂 🙂

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