Monday, April 19, 2010

Winchester Mystery House

Well, I am a San Jose Senorita, so here is a picture taken here in San Jose.

This is the Winchester Mystery House. Basically Sarah Winchester was a crazy old woman. Her husband made guns, the Winchester rifle. Her spiritual adviser told her that her house was haunted by people killed by her husband's rifle.

In order to appease those spirits, she would have to continue building the mansion for them. Therefore, the construction proceeded around-the-clock, without interruption, from 1884 until her death on September 5, 1922, at which time work immediately ceased. The cost for such constant building has been estimated at about US $5.5 million, about $70 Million today, ( Information from Wikipedia)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bridge Meme, Week 2

Again, I dug into my archives. This picture was taken during the summer of 2004 in San Sebastian, Spain. I lived in Barcelona at the time, but took a busride to San Sebastian for a couple of days.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April Theme Of The Month: Red


I have been a very busy Senorita lately, and I haven't had a lot of time to take new photos, so I cheated and dug into the archives.

This photo was from my time in Austria when my grandmother was still alive back in the summer of 2005. She took us to the Alps in Austria and we stayed in a hut on the alps. She was a member of a club where she and the rest of her mountain climbing crew cooked food and provided a place to sleep for the hikers. They paid a small fee and my grandma and great aunts cooked for them and they could sleep upstairs.

This picture was one of the many I took up there.