The George Eastman House
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After what seemed like ages in the car we finally made it to The George Eastman House. I was super excited when I got my first look at it. It's a truly beautiful building. There's a huge tree along the drive that I really wanted to get a picture of but wasn't able to due to my wretched camera battery dying... I swear the tree must have been at least two hundred years old; it was amazing. I have a thing for photographing trees, I think they're beautiful. Maybe it's a side effect from watching Funny Face too many times, I don't know.
I was actually somewhat disappointed with the actual museum. Everything was nice, don't get me wrong, I was just expecting more I guess. Maybe I missed a part of it or something? I don't think so though.
The interior of the house was spectacular. It had one of the biggest atriums I've ever seen in my entire life. The gardens were nice as well and must be absolutely breathtaking in the summer. Maybe I'll go back sometime just for that. I guess Mr. Eastman was into safaris; it showed in his decorations. There was even a room that had a camp-like area set up, a tent-like thing and all.
There are three stories and a basement but only floors one and two are open to the public. My boyfriend dared me to hop over the rope and go to the third floor, but knowing my luck I would either get caught or fall through the floorboards of a restoration area so I decided to take the route of the chicken this time.