08 November, 2010

Then & Now

My friend Catherine enjoys the contrast of an historical photo against the contemporary as much as I do. Tonight she inspired my to post these two pictures; which show an element of Villa Turicum in it's prime (1930) and as it is now.

This first photo is of the second fountain terrace below the house terrace. (The portion of the house visible is the North section, which contained the dining room on the first floor.) Notice the twin dolphins at the top of the fountain, as they serve as a reference point for the next photo:

Pictured above are the Camerata Singers of Lake Forest in front of what remains of the fountain. Unfortunately, the group held their final concert in 2008. They were especially known for combining their extraordinary vocal talent against the architectural backdrop of some of Lake Forest's most historic and fascinating homes.

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