PHOTOS | Bishop Castle survived 2018's fire and is as gorgeous as ever
Here we can see the majestic dragon's maw in all its glory. I also noticed the interestingly-placed latter atop the glasswork and another walkway along the outside.
The tallest point of Castle Bishop is its south tower, seen here with its metal walkways up the side.
Sorry about the vertical view from the south of Bishop Castle (I took none of these photos for work — but if you take any photos you want us to use, please sent horizontal photos! (They work best on TV and the website).
This is another vertical shot of the castle, but in my opinion, this helps to show the real height of the structure.
A closer look at the upper portion of the castle from the southeast. You can't see the top of the south tower, but it's there.
Another view from the south.
Here are the finished (and terrifying) steps up to the great hall.
Goodness, would ya look at that castle?
A lookout east from the great hall of the castle.
A gorgeous view of Bishop Castle in the sunshine and clouds on a cool Spring day in 2019.
A look at the sign asking for donations after a fire ripped through the castle. Did I mention? There is no wiring in it that I could see. No lights of any kind.
A look at the support work for the walkways at Bishop Castle.
I explain what crenelations are in the text of the article, but here is a good example of some ornate crenelations (the very bottom stonework in the photo).
To get from the north to the south tower once you've walked all the way up one of them (takes some time), this metal bridge is here for you.
Just a real good lookin' shot of the castle. Photographer: me.
Looking up about halfway from the bottom of the southern stairwell. Each stone was placed by hand.
A look out of the back door to the great hall and the stained glass windows above it.
Here's a look at Zach and his camera taking a picture of me from the top of the tower. I was very scared up there and gripping the railing like I'd turn to stone if I let go.
A look at the metalwork near the ceiling of the great hall.
Now, you may look at this photo and think, "Jake, why are you posting a picture of the dirt." To which I would reply, "Look closely, my friend. There's a lot going on in this picture."
Yes, this photo is a little dark and that's my fault, I'm sorry. But in the meantime, how good is this shot from the northeast? Good? Great? History will have to decide.
Here's a look at the driveway that moves past the front of the great hall. This picture was taken from the northeast. In the left portion, you can see a kind of out-of-order makeshift lift system.
Courtesy Zach Arthur
Courtesy Zach Arthur (this area is directly below the great hall)