Fonthill Castle, Doylestown, PA

As is always the case, I had an awesome time, thanks to John Barclay, making images with a group of exceptional photographers: Tony SweetKaren MessickSara HowellDon RosenbergerStan Silverman and Bob Lott. Our venue, this time, was the visually spectacular Fonthill Castle, in Doylestown, PA. Situated on 60 acres of land the castle was built by Henry Chapman Mercer who began construction of Fonthill in 1908 at the age of 52. Mr. Chapman completed the reinforced concrete building in 1912, and used it as his residence. The castle consists of forty-four rooms : 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, 18 fireplaces, an Otis elevator and 21 chimneys and air vents.