Monday, March 23, 2009
Rochester, New York: George Eastman House
If you were one of the great inventors of your time, wouldn't you want a nice house? George Eastman did. Eastman is linked to work in photography; you might have heard of Eastman Kodak.
You can see the entry into his mansion in Rochester, which has nicely landscaped grounds. The house itself isn't that huge, although there is room for guests and servants. The star of the show is the Conservatory. It has a nice, airy feel to it.
Attached to the house is a museum of photography and film. There's a theater for the showing of old films -- good idea.