|piano room with lots of flowers|
ENCYCLOPEDIAC DOCENT - The woman that led our small group through the 2 floors dropped so many names about the furniture makers, clocks, artists, craftsmen, history, and even the remodeling of the house that it made our heads spin! She had to be either a college professor or historian - it was unfathomable to me how she knew so much.
|Rob, Cristina and Tom agreeing with Docent|
"OF COURSE YOU KNOW THAT!" - After finding out that we are from Maryland, at one point, the docent pointed out a piece of furniture and said to us "look at the legs of this table." We did and tipped our heads like a dog that doesn't understand. The docent said, "Because you're from Baltimore, of course you know the (whatever) design and curvature of the legs is a hallmark of Mr. blahblahblah from the 1820s in Baltimore." Tom, Cristina and I looked at each other and all looked at her and nodded, "of course," "sure," "yes, he's very famous." LOL
PIANO ROOM - One of the last rooms we walked through had a grand piano in it, and a woman was playing tunes on it. The room was peppered with live flowers and fragrant. The walls of the room were covered with a wallpaper from China of a chinese mural of mountains, villages and ocean.
THE GARDENS - Tom had visited Wintertur when the 60 acres of gardens were in bloom, and unfortunately when we visited on March 22, nothing was really blooming yet and the high temperature was in the mid-40s.
|Photo by Jeannette Lindvig|