Christmas at the Castle Museum

by Marsha December. 21, 2009 5020 views

Miramont Castle [] was built in the late 1800??s by Jean Baptiste Francolon, who was the French Roman Catholic parish priest of Manitou Springs at that time. Francolon and his mother lived there briefly after which the Sisters of Mercy opened a sanitarium in the castle for many years and later a place of respite for visiting sisters. In 1946 the castle was sold and converted into apartments. In 1976 the Manitou Springs Historical Society bought the derelict property and restored it with the help of many volunteers. Miramont Castle is open to the public for tours and tea.

I'm spending the next couple weeks with my family and will try to catch up with all your posts after the holiday season.

To all my lovely PB friends….
“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!”
-Author unknown

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Sandra Vermeulen 11 years ago

The decoration in shot 2 and 3 I love! ;o)

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Le set est superbe ! bravo !

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Milton Jacob 11 years ago

wow! so elegant!! all the shots are splendid ones. happy new year

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Vterezia 11 years ago
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Sara G 11 years ago

What a gorgeous old fashioned decorated tree! Love all the decor, thanks for sharing..I want to visit there some day! Happy New Year!

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Tomie Poodle 11 years ago

very nice to see again this fantastic set! my best wishes for 2010 marsha!

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 11 years ago

what a awesome and beautiful place ! marry X-Mas !

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Aparna G Agnihotri 11 years ago

lovely set
loved 3 5 and 7 the most!!

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Kinga 11 years ago

how many decorations! have a Happy New Year!

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Nancy 11 years ago

Outstanding post and captures, love the first two. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and survived the blizzard. Happy new Year:-))

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Enrico 11 years ago

bellima ambientazione , da set cinematografico, brava

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Gonia 11 years ago

My Dear Marsha, as usual i'm the last - great pity and sorry.I wish you all the best for the time after Christmas and in the new year!I hope you will spned nice time with family and we 'll meet again.I wish you good health - it is the most important thing, than a little money too.Maggie

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Storytaylor 11 years ago

marvelous place. all the best to 2010.

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Sachiko 11 years ago

So beautiful set!

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Pegah & Gelareh 11 years ago

Wonderfuul set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

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Nikoleta Mladenova 11 years ago

Merry Christmas!!!

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Jumiella 11 years ago

Fantastic interiors .. beautifully decorated ! Love # 3 and # 8. Merry Christmas to entire of your family!

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Peace4kidss 11 years ago

its so gr8 shot dear

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Christa 11 years ago

My dear friend, Marsha! As always, your pictures are beautiful with a special and sensitive touch.
A blessed Christimas time for you and your family are the wishes from my heart.

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Lynda 11 years ago

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

Wishing you and your family a joyful Christmas.

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Luiza 11 years ago

beautiful set ;)
Merry Christmas :)

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Oscar 11 years ago

What beautiful shots Marsha....The Museum looks fantastic and you did it justice..well done!! :)

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Farideh_Homam 11 years ago

Amazing and very beautiful.)

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Jack Castelo Branco 11 years ago

Beautiful :)

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Goldbrandi 11 years ago

Woooooow!Beautiful set,bravo! :))

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Adrianshot 11 years ago

This is really fantastic set! =)

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Lys 11 years ago

Oh, Marsha, this post is very inspiring

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Jet28 11 years ago

How beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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Tom Thompson 11 years ago

Lookagain, have a wonderful Christmas with Family and Friends and Enjoy!!

Fantastic set

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David Cardona 11 years ago

Magnificient! Great subject and excellent shots!

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Michael Sakowicz 11 years ago

Great set, Marsha. Very festive.

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Linda 11 years, 1 month ago

Just beautiful.... love all your images Marsha
Wishing you and your family a very special holiday season...

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Péter Somogyvári 11 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting exhibition. Excellent shots!! Thanks for sharing!

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Sadhya Rippon 11 years, 1 month ago

Very lovely set of pictures.
Happy Christmas to you and your family.

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Saso63 11 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic, perfect, superb a tale- book, I see the angels :)

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Tomie Poodle 11 years, 1 month ago

amazing castle!! i like 3 and 5 the most!

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Ricardo 11 years, 1 month ago

Thank Castle is gorgeous!
Even more now that is Christmas! :)
Excellent shots!
Merry Christmas! :)

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Brian 11 years, 1 month ago

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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Bogi 11 years, 1 month ago

oh, beautiful, Merry Christmas for You!

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Paul 11 years, 1 month ago

Tremendous place to spend Christmas.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!!

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Pandka 11 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful set!

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Pumacat 11 years, 1 month ago

lovely set.
Happy christmas to you and your family

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