Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Vacationlandia 2

Great guesses below.  And since Contingent Cassandra mentioned the lack of landscapes, here are a couple pictures taken outside.  (The weather was glorious, just so you know.)



I kept debating with myself if these were copies or ancient.  It seems like keeping ancient works of art outside would be bad, no?
And this below is the same lamp that I showed a detail of in the last post.
 
 

 
 
And a couple more indoor shots.
 



Does that change anyone's thoughts?
 

9 comments:

  1. Legion of Honor, San Francisco? I love that place.

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  2. Anyway, these are definitely from the Bay Area.

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  3. Still looks Mediterranean to me, but the foreground is also clearly a built/designed landscape, almost certainly with some elements deriving from non-local cultures, so that leaves open a good many possibilities, as long as the topography includes hills, and the climate allows for palm trees, what look like Italian cedars/similar evergreens, and other plants that flourish in what looks like a dryish warm-temperate to tropical climate (there are brown hills in the background, so not wet/jungly tropical). So it could indeed be California (which I don't know as well as I suspect Fie does, so she may well be right). What look to me like Spanish-inspired roof tiles one one building would be additional evidence in favor of that possibility.

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  4. That brown hill in the background does look California.

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  5. I'm thinking definitely mediterranean with a small 'm', but California is also a mediterranean biome so that doesn't rule it out (also, lots of transplanting has gone on - I'm pretty sure I see both old world and new world mediterranean plants). And some of that art is 'modern' (to a European eye)... the initial 'feel' if you pressed me would be Italy, but the uncultivated hillslopes suggest California? Looks like a great vacation, wherever it was!

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  6. I agree. This looks like San Francisco.

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  7. I can see San Francisco, but just to be contrary I'm going with Sicily or Malta.

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  8. My comments keep getting deleted! I guessed Hearst Castle this morning, and am sticking to it.

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  9. Yay Flavia! Good job!

    (I'm sorry your comments got deleted. I think I just had the same thing happen here.)

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