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:
You’ll see it briefly at the 1:49 mark, but I’d suggest watching the entire clip if you want a good laugh!
Thanks for stopping by.
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danos (91070) 2014-01-07 3:47
today we are neigborhoods so i decided to write my first critic of the day to this beautiful snowy photo from Salt Lake city.The scene looks like as a postcard,with the bench on the foreground to 'decorates' perfect the whole scenery.I like the excellent quality of the scene as the fascinating contrast of the image.
lousat (83456) 2014-01-07 3:55
Hi Jason,i hope that your health is right now,and i like a lot your post with fresh snow,that seems love only America this year..ehehe...very hot days in my country and no snow....a very nice pic of this old house so well preserves,elegant and beautiful and taken with the usual top quality.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
deffra (231) 2014-01-07 4:20
good point of vue of this beautiful house.
holmertz (45923) 2014-01-07 4:30
I didn't see that movie but that seems less important. This is a nice composition anyway. It's quite simple but simplicity is often very attractive. The building is nice, and in this grey and white environment its colors look very bright and vivid. The road makes a nice curve in front of the diagonally placed bench, with a lamppost and a flagpole on each side. It all looks very neat and pleasant and the light management is great.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-07 4:35
How's it hanging dude?
Been watching the gob-smacking cold weather in your neck of the woods, making the news here as much as the blasted rain and wind pounding our shores.
Bet you are glad you live in the desert now eh? Big man.
You feeling any better? Or still veering towards the horizontal?
A topical shot and a superb film reference here too. Love the sweeping POV and perfectly balanced composition. The warm stone of this fine looking mansion contrasts so wonderfully with the white stuff. Like it a lot.
Sergiom (68602) 2014-01-07 5:34
Une bien jolie histoire accompagne cette photo. C'est le temps de la grippe. Pas vraiment nécessaire de mettre le nez dehors.Ici, j'aime la construction de l'image avec le banc et le lampadaire à l'avant plan qui donnent de la profondeur à l'image. La maison est très belle sous cette neige toute blanche.
fotka (3983) 2014-01-07 6:59
Today you show beautiful piece of architecture. Great combination of masonry and woodwork. The photo has nice composition in the winter scenery as well colors, light and sharpness.
Happy New Year 2014!
ikeharel (63833) 2014-01-07 7:04
This winter is heavy in N.America, Jason, and the scene shown here is even prior to the current piles of ice on US towns.
Anyway, nice fresh white in contrast to the red/brown house, beautiful old style built.
Noel_Byrne (27742) 2014-01-07 8:17
Or should I say.....BRAAAAINSS...
Yes, if you do launch that new line, let me know I am always on the look out for a good shredded t shirt of blood stained woolly cap. But either way, your brain eating time is done, so welcome back to the land of the living.
And what a cool house to share with us, harking back to the above, it would be the ideal place to sit out a zombie apocalyse in! It does remind me of the Amytyville house, but perhaps that is only because this style of architecture is not too familiar to me, so its base design rings that bell. Either way, I can picture myself being perfectly happy here, barricading the doors, pushing furniture in front of the windows and pointing a shotgun out to keep at bay the monsters outside. And in the snow, it looks even more beautiful.
Hmm, I seem to have a theme in this comment, watch less horror movies, must watch less horror movies... Hahaha beautiful pic, and glad to see you post!
All the best
worldcitizen (7708) 2014-01-07 10:26
Hello zombie...I mean Jason, ;-)
I really hope you're feeling better. It seems that you were able to brave the cold in SLC. Lovely mansion, and I like the old-fashioned street lamp, too. The beautiful colors stand out well against the snow and gray sky. It's a balmy -12 F here today. (or -24 C if you're interested in the conversion) All joking aside, this cold is dangerous and scary...maybe even scarier than zombies!!!
jemaflor (90023) 2014-01-07 11:39
Interesting colors contrast with this white snow, a shot well composed, tfs.
nikkitta (17018) 2014-01-07 12:11
Bonsoir cher Jason
I haven t see the movie, but I am happy you are back with cute notes (about you) and informative (about the house)
Like the vertical format along with the lampost going high with the matching frame
At the back , well positioned an splash of color given by the house (promise to watch the video), quite isolated between the white sky and the snow
The add of the bench helps to balance the composition
Take care of the cold, pale boy
Gigidusud (18243) 2014-01-07 13:39
Hello Mr Samsonite!
Ah ah ah! Sacré Jason! J'ai vu plusieurs fois ce film et je l'adore! Ton lien n'a pas marché mais du coup j'ai regardé la bande annonce! :)
Je dois montrer ta photo à mes filles elle vont adoré!
A part ça j'espère que tu vas mieux, décidément on a tous finis l'année malades!
Très jolie photo bien cadrée et merci pour le divertissement!
macjake (62280) 2014-01-07 19:06
the title alone made me want to clic on this photo!!
I thought perhaps this is where you were camping out in SLC! haha...isn't that your bedroom in the top left!
Oh I'd love to get a peek inside this gem.
great post for TE, never seen it before.
more proof that a white sky isn't so bad after for photos.
Dumb & Dumber was an excellent movie...i love that style of humor. One of the best scenes is when they were on the tiny motorbike, riding into the city and they were frozen...with icycles dripping from their noses and eyebrows....oh man that was funny!!!!
Lets just hope the sequal to Dumb and Dumber coming out soon (not sure if its 2014 or 15') isn't a 'dumb' idea. Sometimes great movies are best left alone, and not made into sequals.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-01-07 23:47
picture that makes I´d love to watch Dumb and Dumber again:)Unfortunately youtube copyright protection makes impossible for me in Germany to watch the video you´ve enclosed in your note.
But even without the whole story with the movie the building looks interesting and the winter scenery makes your presentation fabulous.
And I really like the POV you chose to capture the scene.To enclose the bench and the street lamp in the FG was an excellent idea.
Have a nice day
saxo042 (37724) 2014-01-08 1:20
An interesting note and link. The picture here is also very pleasant, a peaceful scene with a good balance between the diagonally placed bench and the red house. The combination of white snow and the red building is very attractive.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-08 2:49
Your unique title made me open the TN :-). What a funny movie that was, I specially liked Jeff Daniel's tongue sticking to the steel pole. Thanks for making me remember that hilarious movie.
Fantastic composition over here, everything seems to be neatly placed to contribute to this nice photo. The building contrasts very well against the white FG. Very well done and thanks for sharing.
cornejo (36353) 2014-01-08 5:24
Hi Jason, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition with this nice building, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
emka (87444) 2014-01-08 15:23
hello Jason, I am happy to know that you are feeling better. Nice mansion and you have even snow. We miss snow this winter in Warsaw... How many famous persons visited this house. superb shot, compostion , colours, sharpness are perfect. I saw the video clip, indeed, htere is the house! but I do not like Jim carrey infependent of where he is.
Warm regrads Malgo
fabbs99 (16819) 2014-01-08 19:17
Fascinating composition of the Devereaux Mansion amidst snow.Great POV and good composition.Excellent composition,good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-01-10 4:43
very nice picture and I do not know how I managed to miss it so far. I like the very organized composition with the bench in the foreground and red building contrasting with the wintery scenery. The lamp posts included in the picture add lovely atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing
serp2000 (42212) 2014-01-10 5:21
Hi, Jason,I have never seen the photos of zombie ;) Well done. Good balanced composition, but I think the note is more important in this case. Oh, I love the Jim Carry's movies ))) Fine title!
All the best wishes, friend!
mcmtanyel (17179) 2014-04-14 20:50
Would you believe snow is in the forecast for tomorrow? I doubt it'll stay but still enough is enough!
Nice, elaborate house stands out quite well in the snow.