Monday, 6 October 2014

Sunshine Castle, Sunshine Coast.

Work commenced on the Castle in 1972, completed in 1973, it's a Norman/Medieval Castle. The Castle caters for Weddings and many functions including Opera.
The original throne from the set of Xena The Warrior Princess and Hercules which were filmed in New Zealand are on display.  There are fairytale displays and many doll displays with dolls from all walks of life and countries.  For us it was something different.




The Great Hall.




Have no idea who this man is, but I captured the moment.






This is the loo/toilet which was called the Privy, which was situated as far away from the chambers as practical and often had double doors to keep away the smell. The Privy was sited at the end of a short passage in an outside wall, similar to a balcony over a moat or river. The Privy had no glass and was completely open.  It was fitted with a wooden or stone bench with a hole in it.  Chutes were provided for the discharge which often lead to the Castle Moat.

15 comments:

  1. Almost TMI on that last photo! Ugh...so unsanitary, but not much different from the old out houses on the farm. Beautiful castle and so great that it's been restored to usefulness instead of deteriorating to ruins. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  2. Margaret it is very interesting place to see.It looks wonderfully. It would be pleasure to live there in the summer probably it is very cool inside. It looks as ancient castle but it is young.

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    1. It's wasn't cold inside the castle, I fact it was warm no doubt due to the climate..

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  3. Oh I want to go there, so much I have never been inside a castle and it looks so cool

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  4. I am surprised to hear that Australia has a castle! Authentic, right down to the loo!

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    1. I was too. It was the mans dream to built a castle, and so he did...

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  5. So what we see in movies of Medieval European History is True !!

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  6. This is an incredibly beautiful space to have a wedding reception. The space is a long hall with a few side rooms (perfect for dancing and hor d'oeuvres). The windows at the end of the hall led to a magnificently gorgeous panoramic views of the city.

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