walking the grounds of the Eastman Estate

its funny how when things are in your own backyard you kind of forget about them, and their importance,and that so many other  people would love to have a chance to visit this place,but live to far away. ive been in this mansion hundreds of times, with my different photog. groups. so i just couldnt bring myself to go in but ..walking the grounds, and an amazing experience all on its own..so lets get started….

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Georges Estate
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just a glimpse of the back
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i thought my movie critic friends might like to see the  DRYDEN THEATER
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another glimpse of the back
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windows galore
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doors galore
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isn’t this amazing, i love to come here, with a cuppa, and just sit inside there, the grapes haven’t been picked yet

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i couldnt get into this garden, there were paid photogs using the space
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a pano of the back
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i was finally able to enter this area. still in the back of the mansion

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and all of a sudden i felt eyes on me, at first i thought i was going to be asked to leave…

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i think he was waiting for a handout:)

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early fall sprucing up
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while i dont consider Rochester,NY a bike friendly city,many people ride their bikes to work
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moving on
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i couldnt get back in this garden, but i always take a shot of these 3 windows
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not sure what happens here, other than the workers meeting up
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im guessing a nice place for the workers to have their lunch
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even if you miss the sign to enter the mansion…there’s no way you can miss this fence

So that about does it for this tour. i hope if you stopped by, you enjoyed  yourself. i know i always do. its a big holiday here..Labor Day week end. …  the amusement parks  change their hours,(and soon will close,till next summer) what ever schools haven’t opened will be opened by Wednesday. im going to miss Summer in Western New York, at least this summer ,we had 25 days in in the 90’s, and twice and many in the 80’s.  so what ever you do this week end, enjoy, and remember …SCHOOL BUSES  are out, dont forget to stop when the reds are on, and slow down when the yellows are lit.

George Eastman built his residence at 900 East Avenue between 1902 and 1905. He created a unique urban estate complete with 10.5 acres (42,000 m2) of working farm land, formal gardens, greenhouses, stables, barns, pastures, and a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2), 50-room Colonial Revival mansion with a fireproof structure made of reinforced concrete.

Eastman’s house presented a neoclassical Georgian Revival facade of decorative craftsmanship. Beneath this exterior were such modern conveniences as an electrical generator, an internal telephone system with 21 stations, a built-in vacuum cleaning system, a central clock network, an elevator, and a great Aeolian pipe organ. Eastman used the house as a center of the city’s rich musical life from 1905 until his death in 1932.

The estate was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966.[2][13]

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