(literal translation “The House of John”)
The House that John and Mabel Built – Information can be found by searching Cá d’Zan so I wont go into any official detail – how about just a little of my own impressions. Those of you from the north, not even experiencing your first spring days, won’t believe this but in March the wind blows cold off the Gulf – take a sweater just in case.
From the Museum there are several circuitous walkways over to the Mansion. A walk that takes you through a garden of banyan trees, and wetland grasses and into Mabel’s rose garden. Of course these are no longer her roses but I wasn’t complaining and neither was my mother – pure bliss to browse the very early spring blooms.
When you leave the rose garden a view of the mansion opens up in front of you. AS you get up close the detailing is amazing. the external detail is made with Terra Cotta not with stone or brick – apparently cheaper to use and has help up better in the summer sun and the wet winds that blow off the Gulf.
that is all for now….. if you are visiting the south put this on your list of must sees.