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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kyalami Castle

a view of the steep driveway taken through the ornate entry gate
Castle Kyalami was built in the 1990s by Greek millionaire and architect Demos Dinopoulos,
who had intended it to be status symbol for his extended family,
it subsequently became a hotel/ restaurant.
 a view of the castle on the hill 
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Images copyright protected Gena D Images 2010 for thinking aloud

21 comments:

Tabib said...

Beautiful perspective from that ornate gate.
Thanks for sharing your world.

Firefly said...

I always thought the Kyalami Castle was much older. Its an interesting feature in Jhb though.

Regina said...

Wow such a gorgeous castle!
Love to live there:).
Great captures!
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Have a nice week.

Greyscale Territory said...

Impressive looking castle on the hill! And really love the ornate gate! It's such an unusual colour and design!

Carolyn Ford said...

1990's...such an unusual date for a castle! It must be the "youngest" on the planet! That gate and the gardens beyond are fabulous!

Jientje said...

In the 1990's? I thought it would be much older! I love the view through the gate.

eileeninmd said...

It is a nice shot from the gate. Gorgeous castle and scenery.

LadyFi said...

Fabulous place - love the angle of looking through the gate in that first shot!

Leena said...

A beautiful gate and view behind it.
What did happen to this builder? But the building is huge for one family, I think :)
Very interesting place anyway.

GardenofDaisies said...

Awesome!

Pat said...

What a beautiful and unique place! I, too, like the view through the gate.

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place! I would have thought it was older, too! I love the view from the gate! Terrific post and photos, Gena! Hope you have a lovely week!

Sylvia

James said...

Great shots Gena! This reminds me of something that was built long ago. I wonder what it looks like inside?

Calico Crazy said...

I like the view through the gate, such a long drive.

Lindz said...

it look a long way to get to the castle, love the view

Spiderdama said...

Great shot and lovely place:-)

Carly said...

Hi Gena
:)

Thank you for the comment you left yesterday at my blog Ellipsis. I would be thrilled to have you join us this week for our current Monday Photo Shoot assignment "Houses of Worship." After you have posted your entry, just comeback to Ellipsis and leave me your link in the comment thread! :) I will be awaiting it.

Have a great week ahead. :)

-Carly
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

John`s Photography said...

Great captures both. Love the first one.

Kala said...

Fabulous view through those gates.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Now that's something I didn't know ... I remember going with my Dad to Kyalami to see the F1 races ... but that was ages before this castle; imagine that I still remeber seeing Jody Sheckter at the beginning and it took a while for him to become champion with Ferrari.

JM said...

The gate composition is beautiful! And I had no idea there were castles in Johannesburg...

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