Saturday, April 12, 2014

Maybe it Takes a Fountain to Be a Mansion


If a fancy fountain is needed, this house has one, but I can't see the house
well enough to know if it is a mansion.


This house has a smaller fountain, and it isn't working.
But, the house is plenty big.  Maybe it is a mansion?


What about this one?  I don't think mansions have awnings.

I think I need to keep looking.

22 comments:

VP said...

The fountain surely helps!

Andy said...

The fountain scene is awesome.

Revrunner said...

Yep, all clearly inadequate in every respect. ;-)

Karl Demetz said...

Yes, a fountain certainly helps!

cieldequimper said...

You do ask yourself terrible questions Jack...

Nathalie Beaumes said...

None of these have half the charm of the blue house you showed a couple of posts back. As for the definity of a mansion (large and stately house) I would say that all of these fit the bill. The fountain and size of the garden are essential features I think.

Ed said...

I've been enjoying your photos of the mansions. They each have a unique architecture, far different from the mansions seen say in Newport, RI. I was going to say that any house I can't afford to live in is a mansion, but then again, any house that I have lived in, I consider to be my mansion. Nice series of photos.

Luis Gomez said...

Pretty amazing look!

Kate said...

I like Ed's definition of his own house. As far as my own definition; I need to follow Mr. Webster's . . . I still want to see the owners to decide if their house is a mansion.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful homes but I doubt I would feel comfortable living in them. Cozy is more my style. ;))

CaT said...

maybe just go the front door, ring the bell and ask whether the owners think they live in a mansion?
and dont forget to take a picture! :D

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, you've found some beauties but, please keep looking.

Tanya Breese said...

oh i love that last one though, mansion or not!

Sylvia K said...

These are beautiful and I love your captures, but somehow they look more like hotels than houses to me, but then I'm just a simple old broad, what can I say???

William Kendall said...

The Spanish influences of the last two really appeal to me!

RedPat said...

Mansion - could be an interesting theme day, Jack! I think these are heading in that direction.

SRQ said...

Hmmm….perhaps the property owners of the second abode did not have enough of a budget for their fountain. : ) It seems a bit small…and, if you're not going to let it flow then why bother? I think I may need to explore 'McMansions' in my neck of the woods. Nice finds, by the way.

Lowell said...

Fountains, shcmountains, awnings, schmanings. A mansion only needs to be beeg! Si, senor?

Mersad said...

Wonderful captures. The buildings look magnificent.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kay said...

I have a sneaking hunch you're leading up to a real whopper.

Randy said...

I think your on the right track.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Surely one can not claim to dwell in a mansion if ones fountain is inoperable. Very bad show, old boy.