Sunday, November 14, 2010

Front Stairs

Here's the Victoria Mansion on the corner of Park and Danforth Streets in the city. Designed and built by New Haven architect Henry Austin in 1858-60. It is one of the grandest Italian villa style residences in the country. I remember on a field trip in high school, it was a real treat to walk up its grand staircase turn back and to notice the elaborate ornamental design seen on every cornice and chandelier. I haven't been back in it in a while, and in the Christmas season it's suppose to be amazingly decorated. Maybe this season, it'll be in the cards.

16 comments:

  1. It's been taken care of very well -- it's quite stately. There's so much that's interesting, but I really like the variety of windows. I bet it's stunning at Christmas.

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  2. So grand and pleasing; would love to go inside. . .

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  3. Such a grand house. I hope get a chance to take some Christmas photos here and share them with us.

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  4. This does indeed look like an elegant residence. I would love to see the interior, especially at Christmas.
    Thanks for visiting my site.

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  5. Hope you get back there for Christmas.

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  6. I bet this ornate home is beautiful when decorated for the holidays.

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  7. If I win the Powerball lottery, then I'll buy that mansion! It's a gem!

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  8. The lighting really makes this shot. Very beautiful home.

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  9. Beautiful and elegant place. You and I do indeed both show steps today, but we're at the opposite ends of the economic spectrum.

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  10. Nice shot! Magnificient place!

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  11. This how I imagine a mansion should be!

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  12. Beautiful.
    I like the shape of your shadow))

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  13. We old cities have a few of these. You won't find them in Denver or Seattle.

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  14. Stunning architecture and I do hope that you will take your camera if you get inside at Christmas-time!

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  15. Wow you said it - grand is right!

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