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Monday, April 14, 2008

Day #2 The Winchester Mystery House!

A group shot in front of the Winchester House taken by our tour guide.........



In the gardens.......




Gorgeous exterior pics of the house........





One of the many gorgeous statues and fountains. This one is the cupid fountain.........



A view of the cherry blossoms from inside the barn.......



From left to right.....Robin, Sandy and Joyce listening to the tour guide.....




The wonderful smelling wysteria growing across the trellis........






Joyce taking a pic from inside one of the solariums inside the Winchester House......



Christy taking pics of the spiderweb windows.........





Robin walking down one of the many sets of low risers stairs that Mrs. Winchester had built so that she could climb easier with the arthritis that she had........



Mrs. Winchester's bedroom where she died......



The Bell Tower. Mrs. Winchester rang this bell to signal the beginning and the end of the seances that she held nightly from midnight until 2am in the seance room.........



One of the windows that were put in the ceiling inside the house......



The stairs that led nowhere........



One of the priceless stained glass Tiffany windows.........



The stained glass windows that flank the fireplace in the ballroom. Nobody has been able to figure out what the sayings on these two windows mean..........





The leaded stained glass windows in the doors of the Daisy Bedroom where Mrs. Winchester was trapped during the San Francisco earthquake in the early 1900's, ...........



If you don't know this story.....then you must go read about it HERE. We traveled to San Jose, CA on day #2 of Pfatt Fest to see this amazing house that was featured on Ghost Hunters and Most Haunted LIVE. It has also been featured on several shows about Haunted places here in the United States. It was very interesting and such a gorgeous place! The detail in the craftsmanship has to be seen to really be appreciated. I felt dizzy twice while we were in the seance room........not sure if it was the uneven floors or the fact that there were 20 some people in that one small room with the doors all shut. I'm not claustrophobic either.

10 comments:

Kingfisher Farm said...

What a fun trip Nana!!! So happy you got to experience this! Pam

Tina said...

What a wonderful trip. Keep sharing. Can't wait for day 3.

Designs by CK said...

WOW! ~ Lori! What great pictures of the Winchester Mystery House. Love them all. Lucky girls, I would LOVE to visit the house in person some day. '-)

FUN Post!!!

Spooky CK :)

vintagepaletteart said...

THanks Pam! I just wihs you could have been there with us! Next time for sure!

Hugs!

vintagepaletteart said...

Tina..stay tuned! The best is yet to ocme! Sorry I have been so slow at this!

vintagepaletteart said...

Chris...............HI there! You would have loved this! If you ever get out that way....you HAVE to go there! =D

Rebecca said...

Lori,

Love all the pics! And it really looks like you all had such a fantastic time. How great that you have 'get togethers'.

Ghost Hunters!! Ahhh. I love that show & would love to tour the Winchester House as well as some others that have been featured on there.

Can't wait to read about the rest of the trip!

-Becky

www.millercampbelldesigns.com

Johanna Parker said...

Wow, that house is amazing!....All the details, the size, the eccentricities ......the spookiness! How fun for you all to tour it! I am certainly intrigued now, and will have to visit... Thanks for sharing ALL the fun pics from your PFATT adventures.....

~ Johanna

vintagepaletteart said...

Rebecca.....Ghost Hunters is my favorite show too! I can't wait for Wednesday nights to come around! If you are ever out that way, you have to go visit it. It's just amazing to see!

=D *Lori

vintagepaletteart said...

Johanna, it's just so creep yet beautiful at the same time. To think about all the things that house had for it's time is simply amazing. The money that woman had back then.....yet she had to be a lonely woman. The title suits the house well.............The Winchester Mystery House, it's definitely that!

Let me know if you ever get a chance to go and visit it...ok?