Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

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Immortalized of course by Billy Idol when he wrote & performed the 1987 song “Sweet Sixteen” - which in his case was for his own lost young squeeze, Perri Lister.

“Someone’s built a candy castle for my Sweet Sixteen…”

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This was always one of my favorite field trips growing up. It seemed like such a magical place, and the tour guides did a good job of telling Ed’s story. How he told neighbors he knew the secrets of the Egyptians, how he only worked at night by lantern light, and that he moved the entire structure down the road after it was built! Truly an amazing place.