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  • Wanda

    The most famous of all the structures at Coral Castle was the stone swinging door, which could be conveniently opened by just using your pinky finger. As it turned out, the door operated on a metal rod that had been inserted into the door, which had been drilled from top to bottom by hand. The door sat on a truck bearing that allowed the door to open smoothly, even by a slight change in the velocity of the wind.

  • Anna Linde

    Coral Castle Gate

  • Karen .

    Coral Castle is a stone structure created by the Latvian American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin (1887-1951) north of the city of Homestead, Florida in Miami-Dade County at the intersection of South Dixie Highway (U.S. 1) and West 157th Avenue.

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Heartbroken and deeply saddened, Ed set out on a lifelong quest to create a monument to his lost love that has become one of the world’s most remarkable accomplishments, originally called Rock Gate Park but now known as the Coral Castle.

The Mystery of Coral Castle....Edward Leedskalnin

Colral Castle -- The structure—made of megalithic-size stones—was built over 28 years by a single slight-framed man, Edward Leedskalnin, as a temple to his lost love. Leedskalnin claimed he’d learned the ancient secrets of the Great Pyramids back in his homeland, Latvia, and was witnessed levitating 1,000-pound stones in the dead of night.

Coral Castle by Ed Leedskalnin. He supposedly figured out how the ancients moved megalithic structures and employed the technique to make this mysterious monument.

Coral Castle was quarried, fashioned, transported, and constructed by one man: Edward Leedskalnin, a 5-ft. tall, 100-lb. Latvian immigrant. He used huge blocks of coral, some weighing 30 tons, moved them and set them in place without assistance or the use of modern machinery. How did he do it?

Edward Leedskalnin's Quarry at the Coral Castle. The wall on the South side was pulled from here, and is also where the famous "Tripod" pictures were taken by Ed himself with a self timer Box Brownie camera.

Entrance to the Coral Castle south of Miami, Florida. This large complex of carefully placed coral rocks was first built ten miles away in Florida City by Ed Leedskalnin. Leedskalnin was a master stone mason, and led a mostly private and simple life in south Florida. Though just five feet tall and one hundred pounds, he managed to quarry, sculpt, and assemble 1,100 tons of coral rock using only the simplest metal tools

Ancient temple ruins in Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. The intricately carved bottom stone is called the ‘Moonstone’ and the steps lead to a still intact, sitting Buddha

Early Medieval Grave, Barevan Chapel, Cawdor district, Scotland. There is a question as to whether or not the round stone was placed because it was believed to be a witches grave.