Sunday, March 7, 2010

The New Primverness

After touring Victoria City, I decided to keep going, in order to visit Primverness, now owned by Miss Anna Darwinian. I crossed the bridge from Victoria City, a pretty walk made prettier by the iron and glass-covered walkway.

The manor house is largely empty now, its promise of goods for sale at a future date contained in the card out front, which notes that Miss Darwinian hopes to house summer stock inside. She kindly emphasized that the house was open to the public: too often one is left wondering whether a structure is meant to Invite or Repel the public.

I should mention the funicular that transports one to and from the house, which stands on a rather high embankment. A note of caution: be sure to sit before operating the funicular, or else one has a lengthy and hilly walk to one's destination. It is a sad sight indeed to watch the car move at high speed away from one.

Where the railways ends stands this fountain of bunnehs, standing in the center of the circular drive in front the house:

Elsewhere on the property one can stand on an observation deck and contemplate the Wonders of Cavorite, able to support this large Indian-styled building:


HeadBurro Antfarm said...

Oooo, another place I'll have to go - here are 2 links for you by the way:

1) - a great water-powred railway in Wales

2) - a wonderful Indian inspired building in Brighton (was a military hosp but I'll let you read the site rather than spoil it)

Rhianon Jameson said...

Thanks for the links!

I've been on small funiculars before, but never anything as long and steep as the one in the picture. Both the funicular and the Royal Pavilion makes me think Miss Darwinian has some historical inspirations for her creations!

HeadBurro Antfarm said...

Must be sometyhing in the air about funiculars - my good mate (and fellow Brit Steelheader) blogged about one only the other day - and it's water powered like the one in the RL link I sent above!

Rhianon Jameson said...

My goodness, sir, that was an epic Journal entry by Miss Mip!'s a fun word to say.