The Gamble House in Pasadena. Finest example of the American Arts and Craft movement in America.
Movement originated in UK in the 1880s as a reaction to the industrial revolution and mass production.
Everything in the house was designed for that particular building. Furniture and carpets etc.
In the Gamble house, heavily influenced by Japanese architecture, (as the architects had visit World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago on their way to Californa from Ohio and saw examples of it there), it is an all wood structure with inner detail. And well worth a goo and as is everything Arts and Crafts.
Well was woken up yesterday morning to this on the radio
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And and empty Wakiki. Luckly being on the 15th Floor meant we did not have to evacuate to higher ground. So pretty much had ringside seats. Went to the shop to get supplies. Got beer just incase it was a long one and Dadda got the DTs. Need not of worried as went to his room as supposed time of impact approach and there he was with a bottle of Moet. Of course. Anyways nothing happen. Which is good for all who lived near the beach but had a great view.