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. This is … Continue reading
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Hey, welcome back. I apologize for the poor lighting, as the gardens are only open from 2-6 p.m. in the summer. The worst time for photographers. I’ll probably go back in the fall when the sun’s not so high. This … Continue reading
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Tagged blackeyed Susan, buddleia, Dumbarton Oaks, garden shed, garden wall, gazania, Georgetown, lantana, sunflower, Washington D.C.
A litle more history about Dumbarton Oaks. Robert Woods Bliss (perfect name for someone who owned all this, huh?) commissioned Igor Stravinsky to compose a concerto for his thirtieth wedding anniversary in 1938. The Concerto in E-flat for chamber orchestra is more commonly … Continue reading
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Tagged Beatrix Farrand, brick walkways, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, horseshoe fountain, Igor Stravinsky, loggia, mosaic tiles, music room, pebble garden, Robert Woods Bliss, swimming pool, Washington D.C.
Good morning! Won’t you join me for a stroll through one of my favorite places, Dumbarton Oaks? The gardens are stunning and the house is pretty nice too. And have you seen a lovelier ticket? They remind me of the … Continue reading
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Tagged bicycles, boxwood, Dumbarton Oaks, flowers, French doors, Georgetown, orangery, Palladian windows, Washington D.C., wrought iron