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« on: October 01, 2008, 07:28:14 AM »

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Everyone knows the eerie Robert Wise film The Haunting (1963) with Richard Johnson and Julie Harris ~ the evil, brooding palace known as Hill House both in the film and in the Shirley Jackson book. That is a really creepy film indeed.  Buggedout Buggedout

Well, the American ambassador's residence is quite near my house ~ a few blocks up the road in fact ~ and I noticed for the first time the other day as I had to walk to the shops that this beautiful house is called....wait for it.... Hill House! Yikes!  Buggedout Buggedout
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 07:59:48 PM »

Then its doors must always be sensibly closed, so how do people get in to conduct diplomatic business?
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 08:08:06 PM »

Then its doors must always be sensibly closed, so how do people get in to conduct diplomatic business?

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 08:38:10 PM »

I guess the ambassador thought "Hill House" sounded more inviting than "The House that Dripped Blood."

By the way, welcome back from vacation, Trevor!
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 09:01:47 PM »

Whatever walks there, walks alone.  
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2008, 05:56:40 AM »

Then its doors must always be sensibly closed, so how do people get in to conduct diplomatic business?

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008, 05:57:58 AM »

Whatever walks there, walks alone. 

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The residence is at 357 Victoria Street, Pretoria East, by the way: I forgot to mention that.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2008, 06:00:55 AM »

Then its doors must always be sensibly closed, so how do people get in to conduct diplomatic business?

I once almost got arrested for loitering outside the residence: all I was doing was resting my feet outside after a 5 mile walk and was told by the guard to take a hike.  Bluesad
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2008, 08:39:23 AM »

I once almost got arrested for loitering outside the residence: all I was doing was resting my feet outside after a 5 mile walk and was told by the guard to take a hike.  Bluesad

You should have told him you just did; that's why you were sitting there.  TongueOut

I'm sure that would have amused him to no end.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008, 01:12:15 AM »

I once almost got arrested for loitering outside the residence: all I was doing was resting my feet outside after a 5 mile walk and was told by the guard to take a hike.  Bluesad

You should have told him you just did; that's why you were sitting there.  TongueOut

I'm sure that would have amused him to no end.

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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2008, 01:37:38 AM »

I guess the ambassador thought "Hill House" sounded more inviting than "The House that Dripped Blood."
By the way, welcome back from vacation, Trevor!

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