Thursday, February 14, 2013


This beautiful hand carved frame appears to hold a mirror
when in reality it is empty.

The purpose of the frame was to
surround the figure of the mistress
 as she made her way down the staircase
to her husband below.

How simply romantic. 

And that would so never happen here.
I married an engineer.
He is simply so practical.

Lambert Castle 
Paterson, NJ


Sue said...

oh gosh, surround the lady as she makes her way down the stairs. Love this historical little fact.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Wow, how imaginative and romantic. Love this photo and what it represents.

Kmcblackburn said...

My daughter has been dating an engineer for 5 years now. He visited her while she studied abroad in Italy and simply couldn't STAND how all those marvelously old buildings with such character....were so old and outdated, haha. I'm really not sure how she puts up with that :)

Out on the prairie said...

lovely shot, i have played around with this a lot

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh my goodness, he must have been completely and totally smitten with her beauty!

DawnTreader said...

Interesting detail, and it looks lovely.

Lisa Lynn said...

Love the detail in the frame! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things and I would love to invite you over to The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!