Monday, December 10, 2012

Elegance/Our World

 Elegant lighting

Truth be told, I really don't want to live in luxury BUT sometimes it's fun to imagine for just a short while what it might be like to live in a mansion such as the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.

 Close up of the lights

I do like these lights and they do look smashing in this room with high ceilings, don't you think?

 Skylight

Speaking of high ceilings, look at what's in the house between the second and third floor!
 A welcoming statue

Here's what's back on the first floor by the front door. Please do come in, my dear.

Leaded glass and carved details

  More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

45 comments:

Kerri said...

Truly lovely!!

Andy said...

This really is luxury at it's best. I wonder what George would think if he could see what happen to photographic business in to day's world.

Buttons said...

Oh I love this glimpse into luxury. The lighting is awesome. B

Lowell said...

I agree with you. This mansion is a bit too over-the-top for me. But it's fun to look at. So I appreciate your photos! And it's always fun to see how the 1% live!

see you there! said...

Enjoyed the glimpses of the mansion.

Darla

Sandra said...

i am with you... I love to visit and dream about it and enjoy, but now a place to live in. i love the lamp and the leaded glass. i would like to have beautiful leaded glass windows in my house though and someone to keep them clean for me.

Muffy's Marks said...

Pretty to look at, but not for me!! I wonder if they ever had pajama day!!!

Pride In Photos said...

The circular skylight sure caught my attention.
Laurie

Kathy said...

I just want all the extras that come with living in luxury: beautiful clothes, snazzy cars, a housekeeping service that comes every day, gourmet meals, fabulous trips. Sigh!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful and elegant for sure. I wouldn't want to have to clean a place of that size would you? :) I love the hole in the ceiling skylight. Amazing architecture.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The lighting is beautiful. It's fun to visit places like that but I wouldn't want to live there.

TexWisGirl said...

that circular cut-out is amazing! very cool!

Snowcatcher said...

The only things missing are the Christmas lights and decorations! What a beautiful place!

Jack said...

Lovely, EG. This is elegance, but understated elegance. Last night I went to a holiday party at the home of art collectors. Now, THAT was elegance. Ostentatious elegance.

LONDONLULU said...

So beautiful to see, and very fun glimpse into luxurious lives! (I'm with you on the luxe life, though, fun to experience in a short dose, but not the life for me:)

RedPat said...

Such lovely details!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Very pretty!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love seeing the opulence of days gone by. A much simpler lifestyle is more my taste.

Gail said...

Your photography is wonderful.

Thanks for stopping in to visit me.

lorik said...

Beautiful house and so well captured!

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome, beautiful place, EG! And your captures are terrific! I do love the elegance although I'm not sure I could live with it on a day to day basis!! Hope you have a great week!

Gary said...

I don't think Boom & I could handle the up keep!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

cieldequimper said...

Great place! Luxury is cool every now and then!

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos from this luxurious place! But not for me, I should not feel comfortable there for long!

Thanks for your comment! I think we have had too much snow already!
Greetings from Pia in Sweden

Naperville Now said...

love that second story "skylight." is there another architectural term for it? heavenly.

W. Latane Barton said...

Mr. Eastman did have an eye for the opulent did he not? A beautiful home.

Carol L McKenna said...

Magnificent photos of a very elegant place ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMusedog and Carol ^_^

Fun60 said...

I can only wonder at what it must be like to live with such opulance.

eileeninmd said...

It is a lovely place and your photos are beautiful. I love the pretty lighting! Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Stephanie said...

Nicely captured on how the rich live.

Susan said...

I would love living like that! It's beautiful!

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful! I love the warm glow in those photos.

Indrani Ghose said...

Great compositions! Beautiful design of the lamp.

Jori said...

Wow! That is fancy schmancy!

Michelle said...

Beautiful. I love the detail and character of old houses.

Randy said...

Lovely and warm.

renae said...

very impressive photos! very!

thanks for the vote of confidence. i will work on it more tomorrow. so frustrating to have still a concern over the blurriness. i am doing what they say to fix it and it is still blurry. aumph!

Krishna said...

beautiful...

thanks

ladyfi said...

That door is just stunning! Lovely shots.

Ayu Maselli said...

amazing...i love the light and the statue
a house with high ceiling such a perfect
i couldn't imagine live in ;)
love

JM said...

Truly beautiful shots. The 'Skylight' is my favourite composition.

Marie said...

Stunning images...with the warmth of the lighting and the elegant furnishings, this must indeed be a marvelous house!

kelley jensen said...

Very grand. I love it.

Sue said...

What a cool lamp!

Love all that warm light in these photos.

=)

Rose said...

II really love the 'elegance' shots and the skylight! Also the last shot...always love doors and windows.

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