Beginning the Tour

The next morning, purchase before the driving tour of the early houses, salve we drove to the Lyme Academy for a lecture about Rufus Porter murals, and to pick up our tickets and box lunches. On the way we drove through this covered bridge. When we arrived people were just starting to arrive.

After the lecture, we started the tour. There were only 5 houses on this tour, all in a 25 mile radius. All along the way I wanted to take photos. There were mountains, hills and valleys as far as the eye could see. It really was quite breathtaking.

Now, I have to tell you how disappointed I was that we were NOT allowed to take photos of the murals in the houses. This was disappointing for a lot of the people on the tour. We really didn’t understand why. Maybe they thought it would slow up the tour too much, since they only allow a few people inside at a time. So that’s the bad news. The good news is that the second house on the tour belongs to my friend,  and after the tour I was able to take as many photos as I wanted. This is her house, built in 1833.

Her murals were still being cleaned professionally. It’s a painstaking process, but it’s well worth the effort. The murals were in amazing condition even before the cleaning, but now they look even more vibrant. They are amazing, especially  considering they were painted in the early 19th century, around 1833. I didn’t want to make this post too long, so I’ll post  the photos of the original Rufus Porter murals tomorrow. Be sure to come back. Here’s a little tease.

Happy day

Carole

5 Responses to “Beginning the Tour”

  1. Marilyn B. Says:

    OHHHHHH Carole! This is BREATH TAKING!!!! I can’t wait until tomorrow!!!

  2. Barb K Says:

    You are such a “Tease”. I can hardly stand the suspence. I’ll be back tomorrow.

  3. christe' Says:

    you know my heart about these lovely old murals, Carole.
    so lovely and so amazing…I love these photos of nothing in the house but for the murals…
    thank you for sharing this.
    x o, C

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