Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Winchester Mystery House

Last weekend Mike, Max, Lev, Molli and I went for a road trip to SF South Bay. The aim of our trip was to go to as many "mysterious" places as possible. Our first stop was Winchester Mystery House, the Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress. The building is truly bizarre with doors leading to nowhere, stairs leading to the ceiling, windows in the floor and many other architectural oddities. We all agreed that it would be a great place for a Halloween party and that it would be not funny to get lost there...

Lev and Molli reading about history of the mansion:

View to the mansion from one of the courtyards:

Fortune-telling machine:

Do I know any Dutch people ;) ?

It's ages since I've seen one of those:

Winchester rifles on display:

Mike opens door leading to the wall:

Spider's net window theme seemed to be a popular one in the house:

One of the bedrooms:


Window in the floor:

Window on the wall:

Door to nowhere:

Window with a view to one of the streets in San Jose:


Narrow corridor to the garden with a fountain:

Mirror, Monika, camera:

One of many organs that we saw in the house:

Few details that inspired me:

One of many fireplaces:

Narrow staircase, small steps:

The last glimpse at the mansion: