Where the sky meets the water

“There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

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“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? — it is the same the angels breathe.” ~ Mark Twain, Roughing It

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In the Sands of Time

Ever turn down a road and realize you really do not know if you are headed in the right direction? And then, you happen upon and discover something interesting, historical and cool? Or you have drove past it a million times and never really paid any attention?

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Well, today I did all of that! The Topsail Towers are erected along the shoreline in Topsail Island (On the boarder of Surf City) North Carolina.

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Abandoned yet profound and glorified by the Carolina Blue skies and the stunning blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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I wondered and pondered who might have lived or worked in this building, and contemplated why they are up and down Topsail Beach.

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Come to find out, they were part of a WW II Navy Missile site. For more info, visit: http://www.Legeros.com/history/more/topsail/

The Forgotten & Battered

Walking up to these old homes, you feel their presence and essence of purpose, long ago. Some preserved, others fallen and broken. All – unique and full of character.

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They stand, often singular, with the elements reflecting their strength. Some still host storage to housewares and such of life gone by. Basic structures and architect of ruggedness and durability.

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The experience takes you back in time where life and its necessities were minimal and possibly focused on life itself. Those that are still host to furniture or items beget thoughts of early life in such remote areas.

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Imagine and continue to explore the unknowns…life is full of possibilities and wonders!