Thursday, June 4, 2009
Whoo! Our 5th Lost Gospel show is upon us, just in time to kick off the summer season. This Sunday, June 7th will be a special one! Though it's been in the news quite a bit lately, many Rose City residents are unaware that we've had a magical castle in our midst. Sitting atop a hill near the zoo on Canterbury Lane is Canterbury Castle, a real live actual castle with two red doors and a lot of stories (both literal and figurative :). Sadly the castle - which has stood there since around 1930 - is in the process of being torn down. So this Sunday, we'll be giving it its storybook ending!
We will meet at the Washington Park tennis courts. At 1:30pm we will then depart to the castle. Don't be late for this very important date! Just as Hansel and Gretel had a trail of bread crumbs, we'll have a path of arrows to follow as we ascend - all while being read a fairytale!
At 2pm after we arrive, local sextet Loch Lomond will perform a lush acoustic set at the castle ruins to give the castle the send-off it deserves.
Come be a part of the magic! Invite and bring any and all!
Wanna find out more about Canterbury Castle's backstory and its former owners? Please read here.
You can walk, bike, bus or drive to Washington Park.
Ways to reach Washington Park by bus:
The tennis courts are accessible by Trimet - either by taking the 63 directly there or taking the 20 and getting off at MacLeay, then walking up the hill on the SW side of Burnside.