|The wallpaper in the music room was nature-based with a gorgeous acorn design. |
Look how carefully the surrounding woodwork is painted. Wowzers!
|One area of the music room. Places to sit and listen, |
places to play all kinds of instruments.
Room to dance, to sing.
|Look at the rugs, the places to sit, |
look at that chair which has been sat upon hundreds of times throughout the years,
oh! The stories it could tell.
|One of the beautiful ceilings, and they're ALL beautiful!|
|This is part of the view from the loggia. Why would anyone ever stop |
drinking their coffee there in the morning, their wine at night?
Why would anyone ever leave that spot? Ever??
|Let's stay as long as we can.|
|On the archways over the doorways to the loggia, there are sculptures, |
and of course I had to take a photo of the painter with palette.
This place truly has supported true artists for over a hundred years, and continues to.
|It seems everyone becomes a lover on that loggia. |
Look at that body language xoxo
We are sympatico, their position says.
|Seriously, I could sit here for centuries.|
|Yep, here's my almost 60-year-old self asking Rob to take a photo |
of my face, not my whole self. How did he do? Meh....
|Peeps gettin' married over there in that section. |
If your marriage is half as happy as mine, you'll be fulfilled and supremely well-blessed.
|OMG the books! This is the library. Several thousand books encompassing seven different languages. |
Aside from the Winter Garden and the Loggia,
you could just park me here for a century or two and I'd be happy as a clam.
|Shhhh. People are reading....|
|My very favorite fireplace in the house. This is in the Tapestry Room. |
I just wanted to go in and sit down and talk with peeps. Step back in time.
|One of many family portraits.|
|Another family portrait.|
|A table adorned with family treasures in the Tapestry Room.|
|These are not "planted" photos, they're real, and the plants are real too. |
Throughout the house, the plants are real except for a few, select locations.
This is the grand piano in the Tapestry Room, and boy is it ever grand!
|A portrait of the man hired to design the landscaping on the grounds, no small task. |
It made me feel so good that he was so appreciated that his portrait is hung in the home.
I bet he loved his job.
|Ah, so this is a wedding chest. The ornately framed mirror goes with it |
and the inside of the chest is painted as well as the ends.
How special is it that the union of two lovers could be so celebrated and blessed?
Magic Mystery Roadtrip Revelation Number 8 - Wow there've been some BIG SPIRITS on this planet, able to create, sustain, and uplift whole communities around them for generations. We're all given the same 24 hours in a day. How do we reach this power to empower? Empowerment is GOOD.