Then there was “Mr. Belvedere” the U.S. TV sitcom that I was familiar with. So, I had assumed that it was a Surname.
This imposing building is in Machiasport, Maine, on Route 92 — across the road from the river (opening). I had parked the car, just south of ‘Fort O’Brien State Historic Site‘ & was exploring the area, starting with the Fort, on foot. I stop & read signs. So, I saw the sign shown at top. I had never seen ‘Belvedere’ used as such. It was obvious it was referring to the building. So, that evening when I was back at the motel (in Machias) I Googled it. WOW.
Yes, I knew ‘Belle’ was beautiful. ‘Verde’. I had seen Spanish variants in Arizona. I had never put it together. It was interesting. I wanted to share with you.
What do you think? Cool … eh?
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