Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Flagler Museum

 Visited Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.

Henry Morrison Flagler (1830 –1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil.
 He was also a key figure in the development of the eastern coast of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean 
and was founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway.
 He is known as the father of Miami and also founded Palm Beach, Florida.

 The 55-room mansion was built in 1902 by Henry Flagler.
The red, wood-paneled library has a somewhat intimate feel.
 Inside courtyard.
Henry Flagler gave this mansion to his wife, Mary Lily Kenan, as a wedding present.
 Silk wall-coverings and draperies adorn this ornate 
Louis XVI-style drawing room.
 The bedroom furnished in yellow silk damask, a faithful copy of the original Rococo-style fabric, was the master bedroom.
 On the right side:a gorgeous double washstand made of onyx. It belonged to the master bathroom. 
East portico is supported by massive fluted columns.

 The main entrance.
Outsized urns are placed on the steps in front. 
There's also a cafe in the premises.
Café des Beaux-Arts serves afternoon tea 
from Thanksgiving until Easter.
The Flagler Kenan Pavilion is designed in the style of a 19th-centurey Beaux=Arts railway palace.
The clock is by Tiffany & Co.

Have to admit - the place was stunning!

2 comments:

  1. Pitääkin vinkata poikaystävälle, että tällainen häälahja voisi miellyttää sitten joskus... ;)

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    1. Hih, joo, ei yhtään hullumpi lahja!

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