Canon 5D Mark II, 14mm F/1.4, multiple exposures processed with Nik HDR EFEX
Henry Mercer, builder of Fonthill, was quite the bookworm. As an anthropologist, he collected books on a wide variety of subjects. I believe the number of books at Fonthill numbers around 7,000. The docents told us that nearly any book they open up contains hand written notes, so they believe Mercer read all of them.
He also had desks in many rooms. I suppose he enjoyed the different rooms, perhaps at different times of day for the natural light.
At the upper left you see some clay pots. He has pots from the first century BC. Quite a place!