Friday, August 11, 2006

Day 149 -- Benton House


I find myself today standing in front of Benton House -- excuse me, The Benton House -- a 133-year-old example of the Second Empire style of architecture. No, I don't know what that means. It seems like a perfectly charming place. I love the sweeping stairway in the photo below, and all the lovely natural wood. I think it's a fair bet that no one will ever restore the house that I'm sitting in and set it up as a museum and a charming example of the Cookie Cutter style of architecture.

I ran 4.3 miles today, and made it to the gym to lift weights. Tomorrow is Saturday, traditionally a day off for me. We'll see how far I can get on Sunday.

2 comments:

COUSIN JOGGER said...

SECOND EMPIRE REFERS TO NAPOLEON. THIS STYLE WAS POPULAR IN FRANCE DURING HIS SECOND EMPIRE. JUST SO YOU KNOW I THINK YOU HAVE A NICE HOUSE. ALTHOUGH I MAY BE INFLUENCED BY THE NICE OCCUPANTS.

USJogger said...

Leave it to Cousin J to know that....