Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Graceland - Elvis Presley's Home

It seems to me that Graceland is a theme park with Elvis Presley as the theme.  There are areas devoted to his home, his cars, his airplanes, his movies and his records.  Also there are the typical restaurants and gift shops.

This is Graceland - the house, with the sun in my eyes.  Elvis did not build it.  It was built in 1939 and was named after the builders mother, Grace.  Elvis bought it in the 1950's for his mother.

The living room with the music room beyond.  The whole house is brightly decorated with hot colors.  

Dining room with more bright colors and super bright chandelier - I rather doubt that Elvis ever ate in this room - It just doesn't fit his personality or habits.

A portrait of Elvis hangs next to the staircase.
A photograph of Elvis' wife and daughter also hang there.

Elvis had a maid and cook who was loved by Elvis.  He often asked her to make him a peanut butter and banana sandwich and fry it.  Over there on the stove is a skillet - I wonder if that's the skillet she used to fry his sandwich.

The billiard room.  Elvis paid $100,000.00 for the house.

Wet bar

I photographed many more rooms - but they began to look all alike.  In the next few days I will post pictures of his cars, airplanes and grave.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

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