air castle

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Noun1.Air castle - absentminded dreaming while awakeair castle - absentminded dreaming while awake  
dreaming, dream - imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
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But tell me now, count," exclaimed Albert, delighted at the idea of having to chaperon so distinguished a person as Monte Cristo; "tell me truly whether you are in earnest, or if this project of visiting Paris is merely one of the chimerical and uncertain air castles of which we make so many in the course of our lives, but which, like a house built on the sand, is liable to be blown over by the first puff of wind?
Number of Blocks & Finished Size 4 Air Castle Star Blocks 12" x 12" 4 Sawtooth Star Blocks 6" x 6"
Pic's original Swedish title translates as "The Air Castle That Blew Up," with "air castle" referring to a pipe dream.
Instead of going down the well-worn path of an "angel" private investor coming with another conceptual air castle, tourism and city officials intend to map out a site plan and bring various partners and investment to the table to create some sort of landmark tourist attraction augmented by a restaurant and some retail.