The George Eastman House

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I think this is a camera obscura?

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.

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I think this is a camera obscura?
I think this is a camera obscura?
Cool secret camera.
Cool secret camera.
Old school all the way!
Old school all the way!
African masks
African masks
A look into the atrium.
A look into the atrium.
Looking through two of the atrium …
Looking through two of the atrium…
Garden view from the atrium door.
Garden view from the atrium door.
View of the house from one of the …
View of the house from one of the…
I SO wish I had gotten this shot i…
I SO wish I had gotten this shot …
Three window surrounded with ivy.
Three window surrounded with ivy.
The garden pond.
The garden pond.
Bird Bath
Bird Bath
Another view of the garden off of …
Another view of the garden off of…
Dinning room
Dinning room
A wall sconce in the dinning room.
A wall sconce in the dinning room.
The silver. It was a little dark s…
The silver. It was a little dark …
The dining rooms fireplace.
The dining room's fireplace.
Thats an actual trellis around th…
That's an actual trellis around t…
I love this statue!
I love this statue!
Mounted elephant head. I guess Mr.…
Mounted elephant head. I guess Mr…
Me playing with my digital camera.
Me playing with my digital camera.
Hidden safe
Hidden safe
I couldnt believe how big this tu…
I couldn't believe how big this t…
Old school phone
Old school phone
Looks like an organ?
Looks like an organ?
Part of the library, there were th…
Part of the library, there were t…
Vanity table
Vanity table
ONE of the writing desks in the ro…
ONE of the writing desks in the r…
A writing desk in the upstairs.
A writing desk in the upstairs.
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