Thursday, May 8, 2014


We also toured Winterthur, the house. I'm not sure it was worth it--there were loads of visitors and we had to wait in line for nearly an hour for a tour that wasn't that long. (And the line was pretty poorly organized--every time a tour bus arrived all the people on it got to go straight to the front of the line, so you never knew how long the line was really going to take. I think that the house was over-capacity this particular weekend, but timed entrance tickets could go a long way to solving the problem.) At least I didn't pay too much for our tickets: you get two free tickets when you buy something from the museum store online.

Sadly, the house was covered in scaffolding (they're replacing the windows), so I couldn't get a good picture from the outside, but the curly decoration around the windows reminded me of Bartram's house.

Some things I liked in the house: these crazy intricate mirror decorations.

This half-finished Benjamin West painting of the Treaty of Paris (I guess the British side refused to pose).

This two-story circular staircase.

The conservatory, with its giant eagle (the whole place was filled with eagles).

This drop-leaf table with a triangular leaf (I've never seen anything like it, and I want one).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That IS a cool table. I want one too!

--Mama Leopard