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The Dining Room: Upping my game

We had our first dinner party a few days ago. Small but exceedingly lively. It lasted eight hours, which I suppose means it went well. It was all very casual because the dining room is far from done. 283 more words

Mazamet

Photographic Impossibilities. Me or the house

I wanted a picture of me in front of the house that included the whole house. I thought sitting on the steps might be amusing. … 24 more words

Mazamet

Buchon Street

In my second post on Buchon Street, we have this beauty! Built in 1903, it sits on the corner of Chorro Street and everything about it, from the architecture, wrap around porch (why do we not see porches in new houses?), fencing, color, landscaping and house detail is marvelous! 76 more words

San Luis Obispo

The Pritchard House

The First Bank in Titusville, a hardware store and a generator plant that eventually became Florida Power and Light. All were businesses owned and operated by James Pritchard, early settler. 210 more words

Florida

Eustis Historical Museum

What’s the connection to Indiana Jones, Dr. Edgar J. Banks and the town of Eustis? Indiana Jones the movie based on Dr. Banks an archaeologist who retired to Eustis. 115 more words

Florida

The distribution (for those interested in design)

When I talk about the house it’s probably confusing, so here’s a not quite to scale sketch of the distribution:

The green salon, grey salon and dining room face the garden. 263 more words

Upstairs/downstairs; Examining staff quarters

For comparison’s sake I have to start with the grand staircase. That’s because I think it’s the most shocking example of inequality/aristocratic thinking. As incredible as it may seem to us today, not so long ago there was a world in which house-staff was so… 629 more words