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I just love how the light from the opposite (stained glass) window shines on the stonework. I took this last week at the private chapel in the Bishop's Palace of Wells
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If you are going to have a light fitting, then why not this pair? They were from the lounge of Breaker's Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island (the holiday home of the Vanderbilts)
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If you ever get a chance, the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston, is a really special mansion-turned-museum. So many of the robber barons (The Frick, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Rockefeller collections, etc) loved ghastly baroque traditions. Their houses are fine, beautiful, full of very expensive, (and some very special) things... but they are garish.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner was collected and curated by a ISG herself and she had IMPECCABLE taste. Its not a popular museum, so I just wanted to point it out as a really great art collection.

The stained glass light painting the stonework made me smile. Beautiful.
I should have read this 6 months ago, as I was in Boston in July as part of my month in USA. I still enjoyed my visit, though!
A chance to peek inside...


Next time you visit the East Coast, you should try to check it out.

FYI - Don't forget The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA (I haven't been, yet... but I'm hoping for the pilgrimage someday!)

Where did you visit in the US for your month? How was it?
Thanks for the link.

I flew to friends in Oregon, and spent 10days there (and Washington), before going to LA for 5 days, San Francisco for 6, and finally Boston for the last 6. However during the month I actually travelled each day, so saw a lot of extra cities, etc ... the camera was busy. I did keep a small non-LJ blog, if yo are interested - https://orecalimass.wordpress.com/
Oooh! I will be going through and reading it! Already fell in and loving it!

With the Salem, MASS/Salem Witch Trials merchandising... I assume, that's a particularly American thing to capitalize on ANYTHING/EVERYTHING, perhaps even *especially* terror, murder, and horror. They are very easy to sell commodities here. *grimace*

I'm from Spokane, Washington (300 miles straight East from Seattle, right on the Idaho border) and you're lucky to come around the West coast! What did you think of Los Angeles? I just visited for the first time myself a couple weeks ago... ha!
My friend lives in Couer d'Alene (??sp) ... we stayed at her father & step=mothers in Oregon City.

I enjoyed seeing the sights in LA, although was staying in Disney, so didn't particularly get to know the city. However I loved San Francisco very much
Coeur d'Alene, you were SO close!

I also loved San Francisco. The tropical flowers and pretty relaxed atmosphere was nice there. I thought L.A. was *weird*! It seems like neat run-ins can happen because of who lives there,... (like seeing a megastar do karaoke at a dive bar), but mostly it felt exactly as stressed/fake/forced as the Hollywood "style" is famous for.

Good job making the most of your vacation! You saw A LOT!
I absolutely love that first picture, especially.

The actual stained-glass wasn't great, but it certainly looked lovely on the stone, doesn't it.
how the light from the opposite (stained glass) window shines on the stonework.

Thank you - glad you liked the image as much as I did.
The first one is lovely. Well spotted, to notice and the think of taking it.
As for the restrained elegance of the Vanderbilts' light fittings... what can I say? *g*
Thank you - glad you liked the image as much as I did.

You mean to say that your lounge doesn't have similar light fittings *g*
The light filtering in through the stained glass and casting that beautiful reflection is really lovely.

Hope they never get Del-Boy and Rodney in to clean those chandeliers!
Thank you - glad you liked the image as much as I did.

Oh, no. I won't be able to see those photos without thinking of that scene now!!
My goodness, that one room is probably large enough to put my entire house into! Wow!

- Erulisse (one L)
*g* ..... I know what you mean!
I love light falling through stained glass widows so much, this is a very beautiful picture! The chandeliers are awesome, too. I'd never dare to sit beneath them, though; I always fear that they might fall down on top of me. *g*
Thank you - glad you liked the image as much as I did.

Something I had never thought of, until now!!
Very impressive.
:) Thank you