Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mark Twain House

The trees ringing the Mark Twain House are so dense that it is a real struggle finding enough sun on the house to take a decent picture.  I must have driven past the house a dozen times this summer before I found a day with enough light on the main face of the building.

31 comments:

Bruce Clark said...

Good things come to those who wait. You got a near perfect shot of a wonderful landmark.

SRQ said...

Well worth the wait, Jack. And, you were able to include some colorful flowers too. Very interesting looking house. I wonder how dark it is inside, with so many trees surrounding it.

VP said...

A wonderful picture of a handsome house. You cought it perfectly and the light is really amazing!

Kate said...

You are a patient man. It's fun to see the building through your eyes, and it feels more personal than the ones I have seen in books. Great shot, Jack!

Jacob said...

Lovely composition, Jack. The light is right and the colors are perfect. And the building - well, it is stunning! Must be a museum now, right?

Cassy said...

Such a lovely house. I can imagine the freshness of the air.

Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

JM said...

Absolutely awesome! I think you have chosen the perfect day to photograph this beauty, it's a great shot indeed.

Halcyon said...

I love it!!! Such beautiful flowers and I would have never guessed his house would be anything but white. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done Jack, perfect day for your shot! What an unusual building, love the dense gardens around it. Is it open to the public to visit, I should imagine it would be a real tourist attraction.

joo said...

This house is so beautiful, and so is its surroundings!
Thanks for sharing:)

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful Jack! Perfect shot!

Birdman said...

This is a place I'd love to visit. It's on my mental to-do list.

Sharon said...

This is a much nicer house than his place in Hannibal Missouri.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder if Mark Twain lived in this house today, would he still write "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," or would he find other people and places to combine for such a story. With the internet, it is so much easier to be transported to other cultures.

Sylvia K said...

The picture was worth the wait, Jack, it's superb! What a great man, writer he was, one of my favorites! Such a beautiful house! Hope your day is going well!

Sylvia

lizziviggi said...

Wow, it must be amazing to have Mark Twain's house so close to you! Is it open to the public? I just watched his biography not too long ago... next I'll have to read it in his own words.

Malyss said...

The famous house of a famous man!He's very loved in France.

RedPat said...

Gorgeous! It appears to be in excellent condition.

pretzel84 said...

Beautiful Home....Very Nice...

cieldequimper said...

Well thank you for your patience! It really is a beauty, and I love how the flowers match the colour of the house!

Tash said...

I think he posed on that porch for a photo that's on one of his book covers. And I think I saw it on a documentary about him. It is a charming, BIG house. Your photo of it is outstanding.

jennyfreckles said...

Is this where he lived then? It looks like something out of a book. Nicely composed photo, worth being persistant.

Tash said...

PS - will you be listening to The Band band at the BlueBackSq tonight?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your patience is our reward. i would imagine that this is a destination of any visitor to your area (for the architecture alone).

The setting is lush with the natural greens a kind contrast to the coral tones of the house... lovely.

Bises,
Genie

Regina K said...

Good photos come to those who wait. What a beautiful home. I love that front porch and would love to visit this one day.

Farmchick said...

A great shot of this house. I love Mr. Twain.

Dr.Neupaney said...

Brilliantshot of the house.

Ilikehis humourandnovels.

Thanks for sharing.

Randy said...

I think I would paint the trim a different color.

Karl said...

I'm happy to see Mark Twain's House!

EG Wow said...

It appears to be very well maintained. It worked well for you to wait until the light was perfect!

Dawn said...

And it was well worth the wait!!! Beautiful shot and perfect lighting!