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Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Winchester. She commissioned the house to be built in 1884, and construction continued under her guidance for the next 38 years, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year until her death in 1922. The mansion is now opened as a tourist attraction in San Jose, California, and draws thousands each year to explore the most unusual architecture. What draw...

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The Winchester Mystery House was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Winchester. She commissioned the house to be built in 1884, and construction continued under her guidance for the next 38 years, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year until her death in 1922. The mansion is now opened as a tourist attraction in San Jose, California, and draws thousands each year to explore the most unusual architecture. What draws people to this mansion is the bizarre phenomenon in its construction. Legend has it that Sarah visited a psychic after the deaths of her husband and daughter; the psychic convinced her that her family was cursed due to the deaths from the Winchester Rifle; the only way to appease the spirits of those killed by the gun was to continuously build a home for their spirits to find rest. It is believed that she was told if she stopped building, she would die.

She was obsessed, whether the legend of the medium is true or not, and she believed she was haunted. A blue print was never drawn for the mansion; many of the 160 rooms were drawn by Sarah herself, making you wonder what thoughts were crossing through her mind. The house gains its fame from the staircases leading nowhere and a chimney rising four floors. There are doors that open onto blank walls and the upside down posts may astonish you as well but then again, what would you feel looking at a window that is built into the floor?

Sarah Winchester considered the number thirteen and spider motifs to be lucky, and these beliefs reappear around the house. She had a very expensive imported chandelier altered to accommodate 13 candles instead of 12, there are clothes hooks on the walls all equalling 13, and there are 13 coloured stones on a spider web patterned Tiffany window in the home. There are 13 bathrooms, 13 fireplaces and even 13 California Fan Palms lining the front drive. Of the 160 rooms, 110 are open to the mansion tour, allowing you to experience the mysteries of the Winchester Mystery House for yourself.

After enjoying the architectural marvels that can be found in the mansion, you can retire to your room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The hotel is located in downtown San Jose, across from the San Jose McEnery Convention Centre, the Centre for the Performing Arts, the Tech Museum of Innovation, Adobe headquarters and within walking distance to the HP Pavilion. The hotel offers cosy guest rooms that are well furnished and equipped with modern amenities. The Mediterranean style restaurant, at the hotel, serves a variety of delicious delicacies for your pleasure. All in all, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is the perfect location to relax and enjoy all that San Jose has to offer.

 

Wuerttemberg Memorial Chapel: Tribute To A Young Queen

Perched atop a vineyard-covered hill, the lonely Wuerttemberg Memorial Chapel enjoys a magnificent view of the Stuttgart area’s wine country. Although it sits in reverent silence, the chapel proclaims the timeless love of King Wilhelm I for his deceased bride, Katharina. The two now share this secluded resting place, together for eternity.

In 1819, Wilhelm and the people of Wuerttemberg lost their beloved queen at the tender age of 31. This queen had given much of her own ...

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Perched atop a vineyard-covered hill, the lonely Wuerttemberg Memorial Chapel enjoys a magnificent view of the Stuttgart area’s wine country. Although it sits in reverent silence, the chapel proclaims the timeless love of King Wilhelm I for his deceased bride, Katharina. The two now share this secluded resting place, together for eternity.

In 1819, Wilhelm and the people of Wuerttemberg lost their beloved queen at the tender age of 31. This queen had given much of her own money to further the social development of the area, including a girls’ school, hospitals, and an institution for charity – even during the extremely difficult years of famine. The enormous Wuerttemberg Hill, home to the family’s old 11th century fortress, had been a favorite place of Katharina’s. Shortly after her death, Wilhelm had the ancient fortress leveled so he could build something truly symbolic of his devotion for her. Italian architect Giovanni Salucci had been employed as the court architect and was soon put to work designing an appropriate new haunt for young queen.

The result of Salucci’s work was a neo-classic rotunda with an airy, arching dome inspired by Rome’s Pantheon. Towering Corinthian columns, stucco rosettes, and marble statues all of the palest hues reflect peace and rest as the dome’s incoming sunlight is subdued to a gentle glow. Warmly detailed cast iron accents the coolness of the circular room and is used for the doors, window frames, and a ventilated portion of the floor directly under the soaring dome. Since Katharina was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, Wilhelm made sure that this aspect of his wife’s existence was also remembered with fitting icons and services. Even to this day, Orthodox worship is conducted in the chapel once a year on Whit Monday. Katharina quietly sleeps below in the chapel’s dark crypt, surrounded by a massive white sarcophagus, where she patiently waited for Wilhelm to join her 45 years later. Their daughter, Marie, lies nearby and remains the only other soul in the tomb. Although the crypt is simple and unadorned in décor, the cast iron floor above allows light to pour in and paint decorative patterns on the cold stones that support the chapel’s foundation. Since this iron floor/ceiling lies right under the dome, the royal couple enjoys an everlasting view of the heavens.

In addition to being a monument of love and Italian architecture, the chapel is something of an acoustical phenomenon. Sounds originating in the crypt reverberate off the hard stone walls as well as travel up through the cast iron floor to bounce around the spacious dome. Secondary echoes from the crypt also travel skyward to create deafening slap-echoes which live several seconds before dissipating. This amazing sound effect brings an unusual energy and life to a place enveloped in death and remembrance.

On its isolated peak on Wuerttemberg Hill, the memorial chapel leaves the visitor with a profound sense of marital love. Visible from even miles away, the structure immortalizes one man’s devotion to his wife. Romantic, too in the sense that the pair have this secluded spot to themselves forever.

 

Siblu Makes CÔte D’azur Affordale For Holiday Home Owners

Leading holiday home retailer siblu exclusif today launches its first parc on France’s famous Côte d’Azur, offering families the opportunity to buy their own south-coast home in france from as little as £25,000.

Le Montourey is an intimate holiday parc just a short journey from the popular holiday resort of Frejus and its local beaches, yet in a rural setting in the shadow of the Riviera’s mountainous backdrop.

The parc is siblu’s fourth launch of the year and the g...

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Leading holiday home retailer siblu exclusif today launches its first parc on France’s famous Côte d’Azur, offering families the opportunity to buy their own south-coast home in france from as little as £25,000.

Le Montourey is an intimate holiday parc just a short journey from the popular holiday resort of Frejus and its local beaches, yet in a rural setting in the shadow of the Riviera’s mountainous backdrop.

The parc is siblu’s fourth launch of the year and the group now owns 12 holiday parcs across France.

Siblu will invest millions over the next few years to develop the parc’s infrastructure and facilities, to establish Le Montourey as a premium parc for holiday home owners and holidaymakers.

Over 4,000 families own holiday accommodation with siblu. Visitors to Le Montourey will be attracted by the blue seas, golden coast and endless sunshine of the French Riviera, and interested in exploring the outstanding local scenery.

Siblu will offer a range of contemporary mobile home accommodation from a selection of Europe’s leading manufacturers. Most models offer two and three-bedroom options, many with ensuite bathrooms; centre or end-lounges finished in contemporary woods or traditional styles, and well-imagined kitchens with the latest accessories.

Leslie Hurst, siblu CEO says: “Le Montourey is a great addition to the siblu portfolio and will bring our holiday parc brand to one of France’s most popular tourist regions.

“We operate a very successful concept across France, based on providing great holiday homes at an affordable level, on luxury holiday parcs in some of France’s holiday hotspots.”

Fréjus boasts a huge expanse of sandy beach and the famous towns of St Tropez and Cannes are a short drive away.

Adventurous families who choose to tear themselves away from the golden sands of the coast will find plenty to astound them in the region. The wonderful Gorges du Verdon is an immense, imposing canyon running through a stunning nature reserve, and the mountain ranges of Massif de l’Esterel and Massif des Maures are favourites of dedicated walkers.

For more information about siblu exclusif call 0800 960 512.

Siblu is France’s leading holiday-parc group, comprising 12 of the country’s finest holiday parcs in Normandy, Brittany, Loire-Atlantique, Vendée, Charente Maritime, Aquitaine, Languedoc and Côte D’Azur.

The siblu holidays range includes 12 siblu parcs, 16 siblu selection parcs and 3 partner parcs, which are hand-picked, independent holiday parcs in France, Spain and Italy. More than 150,000 people travelled with siblu in 2006.

For more information contact:
Daniel Johnson
siblu PR Manager
Tel: 01442 293 209
Email: daniel.johnson@siblu.com




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