One of the things I like to do when I visit an area is look at the Atlas Obscura website and see the weird stuff around me.
I also have the book, but it’s not nearly as complete… I can’t remember whether the Bishop Castle in Rye, CO was featured in the book or if this was a website find. Either way, here is the link in the event that you want to risk your life at the top one of its towers 😉
All jokes aside, I saved face because my girlfriend was visibly not ok, but I was mortified. Not sure the castle is structurally sound and definitely not up to code. But hey, it’s a pretty cool experience.
Read more about the architect, Jim Bishop, on the Gazette. The guy’s been at it for over 50 years… (oh and I saw him during my visit).
The sun was definitely out, and it was way too bright to get nice shots… but here is what I got anyway…