PhilM
Location: Salinas, CA
Age: 40
100 Things About Me
My Life's Goal
BotM
Contact This Bozo
Home


www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from Philthy Dog. Make your own badge here.

"Only two things are infinite--the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt

"I'm not as think as you confused I am." Someone, somewhere, at some time

<< June 2008 >>
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30


If you want to be updated on this weblog Enter your email here:






rss feed


Sunday, June 08, 2008
Mysteriosity

front of houseYesterday, my girl & I headed up to San Jose to check out the Winchester Mystery House. I had been there many, many moons ago as a kid but haven't been back since. Honestly, I remembered it as being more impressive, but we still had fun. The house was built by the widow Winchester (yes, of the Winchester firearms family) through the late 1800's. I say "through" rather than "in" because she was rather off her rocker and had construction going on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for over 30 years. And she did all the design work herself, despite not having any idea whatsoever on the topic of architectural principles. So, the house ended up with stairways to nowhere, doors that open directly to the outside (on the 2nd floor), windows & doors opening to solid walls and other such fun oddities. The house currently has 160 rooms, 4 stories (there were 7 prior to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake), over 1200 windows, almost 500 doors, 47 fireplaces (but only 17 chimneys), 40 bedrooms, 5 kitchens, 40 staircases (with close to 400 steps), 52 skylights, 2 ballrooms, 13 bathrooms (she had a fascination with the number 13, and it appears many times throughout the house), and 1 shower (designed specifically for her 4'10" self). It's an interesting place to visit, especially for the young ones. I didn't take many pictures, but will try to get the ones I did uploaded to Flickr soon.

Previous Entry Home Next Entry