JUST IN CASE you are all thinking Daru and I are living high on the hog, in the lap of luxury . . . here’s some pictures of where we are staying at the International Imagery Conference.
The 63 room Kohl Tudor Mansion sits on 40 acres of land in Burlingame.
In 1924 the mansion was sold to the Sisters of Mercy for $230,000. It was a convent, from 1924-31.
We are not staying in the Kohl Mansion. The conference is at the Mercy Center CONVENT HOUSE on the Kohl Mansion Estate Grounds:
“Nuns, living in a cloistered Abbey, would typically have their own ‘cell’ in which to sleep. The term cell alludes to the sparse nature of the accommodation, the continued seclusion at night that is followed during the day. . .” Wikipedia
Each conference participant has their own private cell in which to sleep. The term cell alludes to the sparse nature of the accommodation, the continued seclusion at night that is followed by the day’s activities. Every cell is the same.
We haven’t had a lot of sleep . . . but we are having a great time seeing friends and attending presentation.