Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Wedding Cake House


The Wedding Cake House in Kennebunk Maine is said to be the most photographed house in the state of Maine.  It's official name is The George W. Bourne House and it was built in 1825 by Bourne who was a shipbuilder.  Bourne spent most of his life adding the the embellishments of this house and it's those embellishments that have given it the name Wedding Cake House.  It's still a private residence but, it was opened to the public once back in 2005 as a fund raiser for Hurricane Katrina relief.  I was only passing through Kennebunk back in the late 90's, but this house caught my eye and I had to turn around and go back to get a photo.

6 comments:

Andy said...

Thanks to you Sharon I have add the "Wedding Cake House" to my list of places to see and photograph.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The architecture reminds me of the Basilica in Cartago, Costa Rica, which also looks like a wedding cake.

Judy said...

I can see why it is the most photographed house. It is quite unusual.

Thérèse said...

Pretty neat and it is easy to imagine how it would look like when we remove the white "framings."

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Your travels have taken you to some amazing places.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Your travels have taken you to some amazing places.