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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.
Coral Castle, located in Homestead, Florida. Working alone with primitive tools, a Latvian immigrant named Edward Leedskalnin quarried, carved, and set in place more than 1,100 tons of coral rock, creating what is commonly known as the American Stonehenge.
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.
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
Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza, known as "El Catillo" (The Castle). Yucatan Peninsula, MEXICO. (by cam.shirl, via Flickr)