Irresistibly creepy, right? What if I told you the walls were white, and the roof was a
cheery shade of red...
But on a moonlit night--a different place. I can imagine a woman screaming,
then tumbling from the balcony to the rocks below.
The most famous photo was taken by T. Imei, a Japanese photographer. A copy hangs in my writing room where it creates a wonderful, moody atmosphere.
Sadly, the artist's signature is missing from my print. My hope is that Mr. Imei's estate profited from the sale of his work, though it seems unlikely.
Here's a Tintype from that era:
Someday I'd like to tell a story about these two women (maybe from the horse's point of view?)
I think their names are Emma and Rose.
If you've ever been inspired by a setting, I'd love to hear about it. (And see pics, too!)
(Thanks to the Cliff House Project for the great photos and history.)
Cheers...and Happy Writing!