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Taking Selfies My Way — Part 37; ‘Castle In The Clouds’ — November 24, 2018.

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The “Castle in the Clouds” is like “Cinemagic” in Portsmouth. If I am there it is unlikely I will leave without exploiting their great mirrors to take a selfie or two — my way. So, when we went to “Christmas at the Castle” this past Saturday. I used three different mirrors. Lighting was a bit tricky. But, it was fun.


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“Christmas At The Castle In The Clouds” — A Collage.

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“Christmas At The Castle” (In The Clouds), Moultonborough, NH (Nov. 24, 2018) — In 43 Pictures.

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Our second “Christmas at the Castle”, last year having been our first. By now we are, however, reaching ‘veteran’ status in terms of visits. This I think was our eighth visit to the ever enchanting “Castle In The Clouds“.

It was, of course, good. Big change in terms of weather from last year. No snow last year and it may have been a tad warmer. But, compared to the last few days it was warm — in the mid-30s Fahrenheit. But, it wasn’t too crowded. Strange. The parking lot was overflowing and people were parking on the access roads. But, the Castle itself was relatively sparse in terms of visitors. That was nice.

If we were to be honest, the decorations were not as lavish and grand as last year’s. I didn’t check but I suspect they had less donated ‘tableaus’ than last year. But, it still was good, pleasing and worth seeing. We had fun. I took 290 pictures.

There was also the craft fair. That was pretty crowded.

After a 45-minute wait we gave up on eating at the “Carriage House Restaurant“. They looked rushed and harried and the seating seemed cramped. So, we drove down the road to “Buckey’s” as we had done on another visit. They are always good.

So, highly recommended. Two thumbs up with no caveats.

Thank YOU, “Castle in the Clouds” — and we plan to be there next Christmas as well.


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‘Castle In The Clouds’ (Moultonborough, NH), Fall Clean Up Day Is Saturday, November 10, 2018.

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This is a worthwhile, fun & rewarding experience. We took part in the May 2018 ‘Spring Clean Up Day‘ and it was a blast. Since all three of us did the full 4-hour shift we got six free tickets which we have yet to use.

Being around the spectacular Castle is always fun and the staff is ultra nice. In May we also got a very nice, free lunch. Hope the weather is good in November.

You should sign up. You will enjoy it. It is good to support the Castle.


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‘Castle In The Clouds’ (Moultonborough, NH), Spring Clean Up Day: Cleaning The Trolleys.

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We like the “Castle In The Clouds“. We visited for the first time last July, became members right away, and ended up going three more times last year — including Christmas.

We are still members and plan to renew our membership this year because it is a worthy and noble cause.

I got an e-mail about today’s Volunteer Day and thought it would be a worthwhile and possibly even fun thing to do. So, I responded that 3 of us will volunteer for the full 4-hours, 10am to 2pm.

As luck would have it it was a PERFECT day to be outside working.

I had seen that they needed the two trolleys cleaned and when we got there nobody else had shown and interest in doing that. So, I said that we will do it.

It worked out well. I did the outside. Deanna did the inside and Teischan kind of flitted about helping here and there.

It was not trivial, but we did it.

They gave us a GOOD lunch and we got to sit outside, in the Sun, and enjoy the incomparable views. See pictures here.

So, that was the better part of the day.

Met some nice people. Some that knew me. Getting scary. Met three people in total who knew me.

We got 6 free tickets to boot. Not that we need them, but as they pointed out we can give them to friends and family.


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Taking Selfies My Way — Part XIX, ‘Castle In The Clouds’, New Hampshire (Yet Again) — November 18, 2017.

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My third time taking selfies at the ‘Castle in the Clouds‘ in Moultonborough, New Hampshire in what was my 4rd visit since July 18 — this for “Christmas at the Castle” yesterday.

Same mirror as I had used in October (for the XVIII set). I can’t resist that full-length mirror installed by the millionaire who had it built, Thomas Gustave Plant. They are ideal for selfies but the place is invariably busy and the lighting harsh. But, I made a point to get in front of that mirror. I now know exactly where it is.

Untouched. They would be better it I tweaked the light …


Both pictures taken with my fullframe Sony a7 II.


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“Christmas At The Castle” (In The Clouds), Moultonborough, NH (Nov. 18, 2017) — In 36 Pictures.

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Our first time to “Christmas at the Castle” — though this was our 4th trip to the ever enchanting “Castle In The Clouds” in 2017 (and the second within a space of 31-day).

It was outstanding. Brilliant. Very well done with a deft, classy, tasteful touch, all over, without a hint of garishness nor tackiness. Kudos to all who worked hard to make it possible.

Well worth it. Great experienced. Definitely gets you into the Christmas spirit — though to I this is a tad too premature.

That we managed to have a satisfying lunch at the “Carriage House Restaurant“, with just a 30-minute wait, made it even more memorable.

We took two neighbors, in their 70s, with us. Their first time to the Castle in nearly 20-years. They had a great time.

So, highly recommended. Two thumbs up with no caveats.

Thank YOU, “Castle in the Clouds” — and we are glad and proud that we are members.


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