House on the Rock

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View from the roof deck on top of the main house. Not a bad location!

View from the roof deck on top of the main house. Not a bad location!

House on the Rock was one of the strangest places I have been. Ever. To get the full story, you should read about it on the website. Basically, a man named Alex Jordan bought his childhood picnicking spot near Spring Green, Wisconsin and built a house around it. He incorporated the rock into the house and made a great little domicile reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright. He added gardens and the Infinity Room. Then things got really weird. He kept expanding and added on many rooms that were¬†straight out of his vibrant imagination. Among other things, he was obsessed with automated music machines, stained glass, antiquities, dolls, and carousels. I’m fairly certain the original house is haunted. It was very eerie in there and the whole place made me a little uncomfortable. The organ room made me feel¬†if I stayed in there, I would go crazy. I couldn’t properly capture the enormous whale versus giant squid statue (the size of a warehouse) or the organ room or the Streets of Yesterday, but here are a few pictures so you can get the idea. Basically, this place was incredible, insane, and such an experience. I’m so glad I went!

Some of the lovely gardens before things got weird.

Some of the lovely gardens before things got weird.

The Infinity Room

Infinity Floor

Treetops through the floor of The Infinity Room.

This was one of the most beautiful walls in the house, and it was in the women's bathroom.

This was one of the most beautiful walls in the house, and it was in the women’s bathroom.

An accordian-based music machine.

An accordian-based music machine.

Good advice.

Good advice.

The largest indoor carousel in the world. It has no horses, only other animals, real or mythical.

The largest indoor carousel in the world. It has no horses, only other animals, real or mythical.

Esmerelda, the automaton, gave me my fortune and of course, I got some squished pennies.

Esmerelda, the automaton, gave me my fortune and of course, I got some squished pennies.

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