Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago


April 01, 2005


Roomor, geographically the middle one of the Magnificent Seven, has been described as a “queen of architecture” by architect John Newel Lewis for its “roof, whose towers, pinnacles, dormers and cupolas of unusual proportions, [which] together with its roof galleries, form a sky-line unmatched in these parts.”

Built by Lucien Ambard in 1904, and formerly called Ambard House, the property was lost on a mortgage less than 15 years later. Roomor has changed hands several times over the years. I think it is the only one of the seven that is privately owned.

Posted by phototakeouter at 10:22 PM | Comments (3)

Absolutely gorgeous photo which highlights the beauty of the architecture of that era in our history. Regrettably there is not enough history accompany it on this site.

October 1, 2005 02:19 PM, shelly-ann charles

That's a grear photo. The trees look like they are embracing the house. I pass in front of this place every morning, but I supose I would have to stand still long enough to appreciate it instead of zooming by.

May 24, 2005 02:23 PM, Ana

Beautiful photo of my greatgrandfathers home

April 17, 2005 07:12 AM, Andre Ambard

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