Friday, February 8, 2013

Podcast: A Description of My Living Room and Dining Room


I want to describe my living room. It’s a combination of a living room and a dining room in the shape of a capital L. We call this kind of dining room “a dining ell (L).”

In the first photo, I am standing in the living room, looking at the dining ell. The door to the kitchen is on the right. On the far wall between two chairs, there is a very old china closet which belonged to my grandmother. In the china closet, there are plates, cups, bowls, glasses, and other things. On top of the china closet, there are three decorative plates and two candlesticks with candles in them. To the left, there is a window which looks out on the deck and the back yard. My dining room table and four chairs are on that wall.

In the second photo, I am standing in the dining room, looking at the living room. You can see the dining room table on the right.  Between the table and the living room wall, there is a double French door which looks out on the deck and the back yard. In the corner next to the French doors, there is a flat-screen television set. To the right of the TV, there is a large orange exercise ball. To the left of the TV, there is a glass-fronted bookcase. There are pictures and photographs in the bookcase and on top of it.

In the third photo, you can see the glass-fronted bookcase on the right. There is a floor lamp next to the bookcase. On the wall next to the floor lamp, there is a copy of a painting by the French artist, Odilon Redon. In the background, you can see two hallways. The hallway on the right goes to the bedrooms, and the hallway on the left leads to the front door and the kitchen. On the left side of the photo, there is a green couch.

 In the next photo, you can see the front door in the background on the right. You can also see the couch. Behind the couch, there is a low wall, and behind the wall, there is a staircase leading down to the lower level of the house. There are two embroidered pictures on the wall above the staircase. My mother made these pictures. To the left of the sofa, there is a small end table with a blue lamp on it. There is a coffee table in front of the sofa. On the left, there is an armchair, and above the armchair, there is a print of a painting by Amadeo Modigliani on the wall.

In the last photo, you can see the dining ell again. On the wall over the dining room table, there is a copy of a famous painting by the Dutch artist, Johannes Vermeer. The name of this painting is “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” I like this painting very much.

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