If you”ve ever been through a breakup, then you”ve likely done something distracting to cope with your sadness. This could be anything from writing a cliche poem to drinking your feelings away. We”re not here to judge; we”ve all been there, and we all eventually move on.
However, some of us take a bit longer to move past our newly single status, and deal with being alone in ways that might seem odd to others. Such is the case for Florida”s Edward Leedskalnin, who spent nearly three decades getting over his former fiancee by building the most beautiful and bizarre creation.
This is Coral Castle, a series of structures Edward Leedskalnin created over a 28-year period.
No one really knows how Leedskalnin built Coral Castle.
Like the rest of the castle, the entrance gate is a true miracle of engineering.
The castle grounds include a variety of sculptures, also made by Leedskalnin.
Leedskalnin also wrote a number of books and proposed quite a few odd medical and philosophical theories.
Edward Leedskalnin lived in the castle, and died during its construction.
Coral Castle is now a registered historic site.
Signs from the castle”s original construction are still affixed to the walls.
Spending 28 years building a castle with your own hands takes focus and dedication. Imagine what Edward Leedskalnin could have done in that time if he moved on and met someone else. Sure, he wouldn”t have created such a wonderful work of living art, but at least he also wouldn”t have been so heartbroken. He really must have been affected by his breakup!