Mugshot Monday - “The House on The Rock” coffee mug with Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee
Have you ever been to The House on the Rock? If so, what was your favorite part?
I have 2 favorites:
The original house is very cool. It’s at the beginning of the tour and many people shuffle right through it. But I stop and visualize living there — reading a book in one of the nooks or drinking coffee and looking out into the valley while sitting in the infinity room.
My other favorite part is the crazy-pants carrousel and it’s sort of represented by my coffee mug even though there aren’t any actual carrousel “horses” on it! Instead there are 269 handcrafted carousel animals. The installation is mesmerizing. Take a seat and let your brain notice all the details — the mythical “horses”, the decorated mannequins flying above, the movement and the music.
Now, I’ve never indulged in a mind altering substance while looking at the carousel at The House on the Rock, but I really can’t see that helping much or being a pleasurable experience. I recommend drinking strong coffee in the morning to heighten your experience!
If you’ve never been to The House on the Rock it’s basically a massive collection of collections. And it’s terribly overwhelming! It’s equal parts Art Museum, Historical Museum and Freak Show. It’s both amazing and disturbing at the same time and you should absolutely experience it some day. Just plan to go canoeing on the serene Wisconsin River later in the day so you can contemplate what you just witnessed!
Check out some excellent photos tagged “House on the Rock” posted to Tumblr.
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