Jim Bishop starting building the Bishop Castle in 1969. What was going to be a stone cottage turned into a castle when friends told Bishop that that's what his cottage looked like. Now, almost 40 years later, the Bishop Castle stands 160 feet tall, has a fire-breathing dragon chimney, a Great Hall where different events and fund-raisers can be held, and the beginnings of the castle wall which is currently under construction.
While visiting Bishop's Castle, I couldn't help but take close up pictures of the great architecture and all the textured elements. While my family was busy climbing the castle, exploring all the nooks and crannies, I was enamored with the beauty of each stone and metal piece that was layed by hand by this incredibly talented man. I figured I would one day use it for a client or myself. I've decided to frame some of the below pictures. I'll crop some of them and others I'll leave as is. I'm going to matte them with a white matte and use a black frame. It should be stunning. A great way to get artwork with personality. Especially if it's a place you have visited and have a memory of.