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Pulling Out All the Stops

The cabalistic House on the Rock in Spring Green, WI is a mind boggling assemblage of collections, a tour through a dreamworld made manifest. One of my all-time favorite rooms at the House is the Organ Room. It features three of the greatest theatre organ consoles ever built, surrounded by walkways, bridges and spiral staircases. Interestingly enough, it also sports a full-sized submarine engine that one doesn't even notice at first. THAT'S how overwhelming this room really is.


On Halloween weekend 2010, Karen and I had the distinct pleasure to attend the Gathering of the American Gods at the House on the Rock. It was a weekend-long celebration of Neil Gaiman's novel, "American Gods," in which a pivotal scene takes place at the aforementioned House on the Rock, (specifically this self-same carousel). Neil was in attendance giving a book reading, book signings, serving as judge for the costume contest, and having a general good time with the rest of us attendees.

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Taken on October 29, 2010