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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 3 - a place to pass the time. 

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 3 - a place to pass the time. 

The second season of Outlander is set in France, and it has been a significant decor upgrade.  In season one, we were lucky when a room didn't have a dirt floor.  Now every set is lavish beyond compare.  

If you study this alternate angle, and pay closer attention to the books, they look like they are wallpaper.  See how everything is so perfectly flush.  I had assumed this was a real library, but now I think it is a built set.  And if that's the case, I am deeply impressed.  

In a later episode we follow Claire from the first library, into a second one.  This one feels "real" because the books are more haphazard on the shelf, and show more depth. 

I'm ready to buy a castle

Do you remember way back when I posted about the Worst Rooms in New York City.  Well now feast your eyes on this BuzzFeed article that shows the castle you could buy for the same price as a NYC apartment.  Here is a taste (and I will be plagiarizing):

PRICE: $1,621,200    This 13,993-square-foot, 6-bedroom castle sits on 24 acres of land overlooking the countryside of Midi Pyrenees. Features include a large entrance hall opening to the courtyard, salon with a fireplace, grand staircase, elevator, large dining   room with fireplace, two kitchens, a bedroom wing with a hall onto the courtyard, study rooms in the towers, two garages, and access to the chapel and east wing.

PRICE: $1,621,200

This 13,993-square-foot, 6-bedroom castle sits on 24 acres of land overlooking the countryside of Midi Pyrenees. Features include a large entrance hall opening to the courtyard, salon with a fireplace, grand staircase, elevator, large dining

room with fireplace, two kitchens, a bedroom wing with a hall onto the courtyard, study rooms in the towers, two garages, and access to the chapel and east wing.

PRICE: $1,650,00   Here’s a 1-bed, 1.5-bath, 1,200-square-foot apartment on East 30th Street. It’s conveniently located near nothing interesting.

PRICE: $1,650,00

Here’s a 1-bed, 1.5-bath, 1,200-square-foot apartment on East 30th Street. It’s conveniently located near nothing interesting.

PRICE: $3,782,800   This 12-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 12,916-square-foot castle is like a fairy tale come true. With over 42 acres of land, a guesthouse, and a beautiful view of Touraine, France, you’ll have no issues entertaining friends   

PRICE: $3,782,800

This 12-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 12,916-square-foot castle is like a fairy tale come true. With over 42 acres of land, a guesthouse, and a beautiful view of Touraine, France, you’ll have no issues entertaining friends

 

PRICE: $4,890,000   Here’s a 5-bedroom, 1,331-square-foot townhouse in the Bronx. The bars on the window will help prevent burglary and are probably a fire hazard   

PRICE: $4,890,000

Here’s a 5-bedroom, 1,331-square-foot townhouse in the Bronx. The bars on the window will help prevent burglary and are probably a fire hazard