First thought is the wonderful old Christian song, A Mighty Fortress is Our God. Loved that song, still love it, grew up singing it. Such a powerful reminder of God being our protector, our strength, our refuge in times of trouble. Funny that I don’t know any of the rest of the lyrics, but I have a vivid memory of the opening lines and the accompanying music.
Are castle and fortress the same thing? Is castle more of a personal home and fortress more of a military thing?
Texas has some crazy “Castle Law” about defending your property and your right to shot and kill people simply for appearing threatening. I think it’s a little over the top, and gives people too much protection to be overly eager and overzealous to use deadly force when it may not be necessary.
I’ve only been to Europe once in my life, so I’ve only seen a handful of castles or fortresses. We did visit a very cool one in Milan, Castello Sforzesco. Is the Fort San Felipe, in San Juan, Puerto Rico considered a fortress?
Screw it- I gave up and googled the definition: military stronghold; heavily protected and impenetrable building. Guess that could include a castle and is the same thing as a fort. Learn something new everyday!
Every time I type the word fortrness, it gets an extra N in there. And clearly not so hot spelling it out above in the photo either- oh well!
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Big bash for my brother’s graduation today!