I begin to head towards my room, i hold off on any calls at that point as i need to grab a jacket to go with my outfit. So i'm walking past the room which was before mine, i hadn't noticed it until then, as this house is full of strange angles and various size and shaped rooms, not really bedrooms, more like viewing rooms as i think they were intended in there design.
As i had some time up my sleeve, i strolled in to see what was in there, and what to my amazement was in there!
This is on the second floor of this house remember, and it's freak'in car? At first glance, it's completely unknown to me at the time, it was like a UFO, metallic silver entirely, except for big solid black tires, and in my mind, there was in know doubt this was a "supercar" of some kind!
So here i am about ten feet away from what looks like a spacecraft, i'm completely in awe at this bizarre car and my curiosity gets the best of me.
I find myself quickly looking over the car for the maker or who the hell designed this exotic car,...........here it is Bizzarrini! Bizzarrini? Who the hell is Bizzarrini!
Giotto Bizzarrini (1926- ) is and was the genius engineer behind this "Supercar", he also was involved in designing the Ferrari GTO 250, as he was Ferrari's Chief Engineer in the 1950-60's until creating his own!
It's was a 1968 Bizzarrini Manta to be exact, and i was not familiar at all with the company at the time, but can say that this was such a radical design for an automobile for it's time, i can't think of any other so mind blowing "Sportscar" that tops this one for it's time period, NO WAY!
After much admiration of this Art in vehicle form, i turned around and as i'm turning notice about thirty vases of different sizes, shapes and colors. I mosey on over to glance at these incredibly unique looking objects, i pick one up to see if there's a makers signature or mark on the bottom and there is.
They were all done by one Artist it would seem, a Mr.George Ohr was his name(1857-1918), really really well done, and i have no background in this Art form, but these really "stood out" as being exceptional! I don't know at the time who he is, though later find out the background of this man.
Also there are some smallish oil paintings on the wall, and again, they're all by one person, an Artist named Guy Wiggins.(1883-1962)
They do seem abit out of place here though, as they skillfully depict New York City in the winter time!
Wow, here i am in sunny California, staying in a PHENOMINAL house with a "supercar" built into the second storey, with paintings of the snow on the East coast of America, and exquisite Pottery, the juxtaposition of these various and entirely different forms of Art is truly sublime and in my opinion sheer genius!
Nothing is surprising me now, so begin to i wander back to my first intended stop, my room.
I'm thinking as it's just dawned on me, "How am i going to get to this function anyway"? I don't have a valid U.S.driver's license and never have, and i'm "home alone", apart from the fully pissed up "Noh crew" all of whom are passed out, i hear them snoring away as i quitely slink by to get back to my room.
To Be Cont.