The rules are simple! Use your imagination to join in the conversation regarding the questions below!
Welcome to the wonderful Salzburg Fortress, a castle up in the hills of Salzburg, Austria. This was the first real castle I’ve ever been in, and IT. WAS. AWESOME! The whole time I was in it, though, I couldn’t stop thinking about this: What was it like to walk these halls daily? Therefore, we have this weeks OIQ.
OIQ: Who walked these halls? What was their conversation like? What were their relationships or nightly chats with friends like? What was it like to live in this castle when it was built? (DO NOT SAY THE ACTUAL THING. LIKE, DON’T GOOGLE SALZBURG FORTRESS FOR AN EXACT ANSWER.)
As always, here’s ONE of my answers:
I like to think from both the perspective of one of the well respected knights and of the king. As they walk the halls at night, comforted by the torchlight within their cobblestone palace, they’re able to set aside the monotonous–sometimes fun–duties of protecting the castle and discuss things they only trust each other with. This is because although one is the king and the other a servant of the king, they’re both friends, and their friendship is what will never be overtaken or destroyed. They’re able to talk about relationships, who they like and what they’re afraid of. What they want out of a marriage. There able to admit to each other, well, at least the king is, that he’d like to get out of the palace a little more and be a normal citizen doing as they please. And the knight, not being adorned with attention by people in the courtyard, is able to tell the king about his real adventures outside the walls–not the ones he made up to satisfy the curiosity of the people. He’s able to talk about the magic, the worlds he went to, the lessons he learned and the people he met. But those secrets are all now but lost within the cobblestone walls of the castle, not to be revealed but only to those willing to listen.
Hope you found this fun! Now, SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS 😀