This is Jim Bishop, the builder of Bishop Castle in Rye, Colorado. I caught him doing a bit of work on a weekend day when lots of tourists gathered to take a look at his current accomplishments. Here are a few quotes, from the man himself:
“Did it all myself, don’t want any help.”
“[It’s a] monument to hardworking people” and “America’s biggest, one-man, physical project. I always wanted a castle. Every man wants a castle.”
“I want to live as long as I can and keep building that castle bigger and bigger and bigger.”
Shot in July, 2010.
© jdub photography 2010