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So I found out over the last week or so that being a zombie isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I’m sure I looked like the undead while battling the flu bug, but I never even had the strength to roam around and scare all of the neighborhood kids…I rarely went outside!? Just as well I suppose, I’m short on raggedy and tattered clothing anyway to complete the zombie ensemble. Hey, that’d make for a great clothing line, wouldn’t it?

With that in mind, I understand if you think the title for this shot is referring to me...but it’s always open to interpretation, so have at it. :)

This is actually the Devereaux Mansion, located in downtown Salt Lake City. Built in 1855 as a two-story home, it was expanded in 1867 to become Utah's first mansion. In its heyday it hosted the territory's most prestigious visitors, including presidents and generals, foreign dignitaries and the celebrities of the time. President Ulysses S. Grant and the first lady were entertained here, as were Gens. Phillip H. Sheridan and William Tecumseh Sherman, President Rutherford B. Hayes, Lord and Lady Fredreick Dufferin and Sir Richard Burton.

It now serves as a venue for weddings, receptions and other such ceremonies. This mansion was used in an exterior scene from the movie Dumb and Dumber. Although it’s only shown for all of about three seconds, it was immediately recognizable to most locals when they saw the movie. In fact, take a look at this video clip which shows it on film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTKT31lnf_8


You’ll see it briefly at the 1:49 mark, but I’d suggest watching the entire clip if you want a good laugh!


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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 2 N: 3626] (13404)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-12-22
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-07 3:37
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