Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sepia Scenes #28: Open Under New Management


"Bev's New House"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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This is the "Executive Mansion" (usually referred to as the Governor's Mansion) in downtown Raleigh. It changed hands most recently in November of 2008 when North Carolina elected its first female Governor, Bev Purdue.Violence UnSilenced
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16 comments:

Shadow said...

this picture reminds me of a movie called rose or ruby rose or something like that... about a house the builds itself and harms those who harm it?

Leora said...

For a second, I thought someone had bought out Sepia Scenes from Mary...

Does look rather haunting, like a house from a movie. Rebecca? Maybe not that haunting.

Asha said...

Looks spooky like from a scary movie! ;D

I know it's the color, that is a huge mansion.

Annie said...

Hummmm, looks like a ghost house.

Daryl said...

Sort of House of Usher looking, isnt it?

2sweetnsaxy said...

The sepia tones give it a old feel and almost eerie quality.

Ralph said...

The sepia highlights the castle of a governor's mansion. This has the look of an English manor...minus the moat, I would guess!

kden said...

I hope Bev will be very happy here ;-) It almost makes me want to hum the theme song from The Munsters show.

Dianne said...

beautifully framed thru the fence and trees

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Bev has nice house to go home to at night, doesn't she? Hope she's doing a good job.

Tricia said...

Through the gate & those trees, it looks kind of like a haunted house. Cool!

napaboaniya said...

Spook!!! :P
When you mentioned it has got a female Governor, I'm reminded of Snow White's evil step-mom. *slap.forehead*

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

The fence, trees and sepia tones really set the mood. At first, I thought it was an abandoned mansion.

Robin said...

That fence makes it look a bit sinister, although that's probably par for the course for the epicenter of power ;-).

kaye said...

I agree with shadow, it reminded me of the movie rose red--which features a really creepy old house in Seattle that is alive--great photo. I love the dark fence in front of the almost washed out home. It makes the building appear ghostly. Stop by to see my sepia scene

PJ said...

Hey, Mojo!
It looks so pretty, I'm sure the new guvnah is having a wonderful time. There has to be so much history there.