Monday, February 18, 2013

A mansion in Cochabamba

On a P-day a few weeks ago, we went to this mansion.  The man who built it was one of the big silver mine owners.  He had a lot of things imported and had a ballroom inside, along with individual bedrooms, offices, bathrooms, game room, etc.  It was quite the place.  We were restricted to taking photos outside.  We found out that the family never lived in the house, but lived in Europe.

This is outside the house and is an outdoor theater with a stage and dressing rooms, etc.  They put chairs in front of the stairs for the audience.  The picture is taken from the patio.

Some of the grounds surrounding the mansion.

Dale in front of the "big house"  It has three floors and a basement that they use for an art gallery.

This just shows the patio around the house and one of the flowering trees.

They had their own grotto that had lots of roots and plants growing in it.  Because they never lived there, it wasn't used for the purpose that it was built.

Some more of the grounds.

A pond with lily pads on the grounds.