Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Beautiful Tower and View

The observation tower at Longhorn Cavern State Park is more elaborate than most I've seen. The building is made of native limestone and blends well into the picturesque setting.

Limestone Observation Tower-Longhorn Cavern State Park-Burnet, Texas

I like the design detail in the windows of the stairwell leading to the top deck.

Interesting Window Design-Observation Tower at Longhorn Cavren State Park-Burnet, Texas

And, the views at the top are spectacular!

View from Observation Tower at Longhorn Cavern State Park-Lake and Castle in the Distance-Burnet, Texas

I couldn't help but notice the huge building in the distance. John said it looked like a castle and he was right. It's called Falkenstein Castle. As it turns out, this is one of three castles in the area!

I'm sort of amazed by that...and baffled at the same time.


  1. Love, love, love that limestone building!

    1. Natural. Beautifully situated. You've captured it well.

    2. Such a very rustic looking observation tower - beautiful in it's own way.

  2. Beautiful architectural design for the Tower, such lovely details. I had no idea there were castles in Texas - interesting.

    1. I had no idea about the castles either. It looks like most of them are used as wedding venues.


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