"Disneyland precursor" Thousand Islands by Assenczo

Thousand Islands Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 26 photos

The propaganda story of the "self-made man"

Once lured in the bowls of the castle, reading about the history of the building and the builder becomes inevitable. To my surprise I had an explanation of the “reason-d’etre” of the castle that “developed” with the reading of the text. The first paragraphs went on and on about the self made man in the name of Boldt who was of German nobility extraction but apparently penniless. Than the “Cinderella” moment came in: he met the daughter of his mighty and wealthy boss in a club where he was a waiter. All the rest is an epilog (Boldt creating the castle for his wife in a quazzi Taj Mahal style).

Waiters, cheer up. Your luck stares you in the face. Once upon a time it was wealthy daughters, nowadays Jennifer Lopez and the likes. You are in the land of opportunity!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Access from both, Canada and USA
  • Cons:One needs a passport to explore the area on bothsides of the border
  • In a nutshell:Where the rich and famous mingled
  • Last visit to Thousand Islands: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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