Parting shots

cherub fountain in limestone pool

No, your monitor’s not messed up. The water really looks that green. It’s a limestone pool at Dumbarton Oaks, and the cherub or putto is made of lead. I imagine there’s a bit of algae in there too.

terrior column

This is called the “Terrior column” in the brochure and on the website, but I’ve never heard of the word. It’s modeled after a “19th century terrier’s tomb that the landscape architect, Beatrice Farrand, saw in Naples, Italy.” Monument to a dog?

wrought-iron chair

I love the lines in this simple garden chair.


This lovely path leads to a statue….


None other than Pan, who points the way to Lovers’ Lane Pool and a Roman-style amphitheater:

Mildred Bliss and Beatrix Farrand collaborated for thirty years on the garden’s design. I’d say they got it right, wouldn’t you?

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2 Responses to Parting shots

  1. Lua says:

    Oh my God… This was like a secret/dream garden I read about in old tales! :)Absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing these Ms. Pearl.

  2. Glad you enjoyed them, Lua. I love this place.

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