This weekend we all went to the Mercer Museum and Henry Chapman Mercer’s home Fontill Castle.
So much history in two amazing locations.
The Museum itself houses thousands of items that represent the trades of the by-gone era. The Tanner’s tools, Coaches/Toll Roads and they even have a Gallows on the top floor in the Crime and Punishment exhibit.
Fonthill Castle was the home built and designed by Henry Mercer for himself. It showcases his tile and stone collections from round the world. There are many oddities and tiles that depict stories like those of Charles Dickens and the travels of Columbus.
His home at the time was a Castle but with Modern conveniences like central heating, bell systems and electricity.
The skies were angry and windy last night. Thank goodness The Roomie went and voted right after work. Although, a rainstorm didn’t stop her from voting last time when it poured rain. The sky looked amazing at times.
The rains were heavy and our street looked like a river for about an hour. We didn’t lose power so the whole group was excited by that because there was a Chopped Marathon on the Food Network!
Homie used to live outside so this storm was nothing compared to some of the Nor’Easters he had to live through. He thought it was pretty too. At least the humidity went away and cooler temperatures made it easier to sleep 🙂