posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 04:22 PM
Sure it's a beautiful piece of art. No doubt at all, but it is hardly embarrassing. WE don't build houses like that because ot would cost millions
of dollars per house. Either the owner had access to slave labor or he had gobs of cash to spend on artisan workmen. Either way, it's ostentatious,
particuilarly considering what his neighbors' standard of living was like.
You go through a typical English manor house like Blenheim and it has similarly ornate workmanship, especially inside. And there all you here is about
how the English upper class ripped off the rest of the world to keep this stuff for themselves. So we need to tax the bloody rich out of their houses.
This house was built by someone in the 1%, those people you love to hate. Admire it, for sure, but have some perspective on what you are looking at