Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Morven

It's been rainy since yesterday, so here's a sunny one from the archives. The 1750s Morven estate has been inhabited by a Princeton University founder and Declaration of Independence signer, British troops, and five state governors. Today, it enjoys a peaceful life as a museum.

10 comments:

a.s.m. said...

Bonita casa y magnifica naturaleza, una imagen llena de tranquilidad, se puede intuir el silencio del lugar. Una foto muy agradable.
Un saludo: Angel

Paul B said...

Nice looking building and with such history too. I love the rocking chairs, I really ought to get one.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love that vine twisting its way up the side of the house and over the porch roof.

Tanya said...

oh i want to live there too! beautiful!

LOLfromPasa said...

Porch, rocking chairs...my sort of scene. Lovely, Lulu. I am in need of a refresher course in American history. You are doing a great job bring me up to speed.

Randy said...

Beautiful porch.

LONDONLULU said...

a.s.m. - thank you! It is a very peaceful place to visit. Very calming to walk around, and with lovely gardens in the back too.:)

Paul - everytime I pass this place, I tell myself I need a rocking chair!:)

EG - I'm told the vine's been there for ages and if you look at very early photos of this place, you can see the vine:)

Tanya - me too! They did a terrific job restoring it not long ago and still take good care of it:)

LOLfromPasa - I love those rocking chairs too! Haha, I feel tragically inept in my knowledge of American history. I'm lucky that bits and bobs of it surface in Princeton:)

Randy - thank you! It's a favorite part of the house for me:)

Stefan Jansson said...

And now I want to sit in that rocking chair telling stories to anyone who wants to listen.

hamilton said...

any porch of this size needs a rocking chair or two! and that vine must be decades old!

William Kendall said...

That's the sort of place I'd love to see for myself.

And I am admittedly a sucker for a good rocking chair. One of life's great pleasures.