Victorian house is any house that was built during the reign of Queen Victoria in England from June 20, 1837 to January 22, 1901. These houses come in many different styles, including but not limited to Queen Anne, Italianate, Gothic Revival, etc. Although these houses have different styles, they share the same detailed architectural feature.
I was wowed by the incredible labor-intensive and spectacularly gorgeous details.
A dormer is a window that sticks out of the roof and has a roof of its own.
A turret is a skinny tower usually at the corner of the building.
Well made. Nothing seems to be left undone.
Do you see the blonde Rapunzel's hair hanging out of the attic? She must be drying her hair again. Kidding aside, I am perplexed at the hair like object hanging out of what I presume to be attic.
Isn't too pretty?
I'm a sucker for fish scale shingles.
Then the locals got suspicious. One look at him and I read the writings on the wall. My time in this neighborhood is up.
So off to the old town we went. After all I seem to have snapped enough photos, don't you think.
The Old Town is like any other old towns you'll find in this great country. It's a place to shop and dine. Eureka's Old Town is by the waterfront, but still very overcast. It was drizzling a bit when we pulled up for street parking.
We were killing time, before dinner. Heck before Happy Hour. We walked around, poked our heads in some stores, photographed everything, went inside the bookstore and grabbed a pint. Here:
A stop at the Irish pub after all one has to whet his whistle first.
The pub is housed on the ground floor while the upper floors are used as Inn.
More restored Victorian houses.
Day 2 ended with a dinner at a buffet. I know why buffet, right? Well there were four of us with different tastes and the buffet is a happy medium.
....to be continued....