Saturday, October 31, 2015

J. Alden Weir Farm, Wilton, Connecticut

J. Alden Weir was an Impressionist painter who began local scene interpretations at his farm in 1882.  This site run by National Park Service.  The stone walls are unsurpassed.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Balanced Rock, North Salem, New York

I have known about this freak of nature rock formation for 25 years but made my first visit on Sunday.
50 tons of granite

Stebbins B. Quick barn, 1869

Old Methodist Church

Himalayan Salt Plate, Union Hall

Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem, New York

This is the closest camping site to NYC.  It is a county park.

north shore Hemlock Lake

trail to lookout

north shore Hemlock Lake


Sunday, October 18, 2015

QCC Art Gallery, Queensborough Community College, Queens, New York

Art Gallery located in 1920s residence on a hilltop.

Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, Queens, New York

The Jacob and Catherine Adriance Farmhouse is the centerpiece of the oldest working farm (1772 house) in New York state.


Connick Stained Glass, Lillian Sefton Dodge Estate, Mill Neck, New York

Charles Jay Connick (1875-1945) is best known for stained glass in Gothic style.  He became expert at interplay of light and optics in 12th and 13th centuries, e.g., Chartres cathedral.  Connick preferred antique glass from the Middle Ages.  He believed his greatest contribution was rescuing stained glass from the abysmal depth of opalescent picture windows of the sort popularized by Louis Comfort Tiffany.  The stained glass window here appears above the stairway landing, depicting scenes from 5 Shakespeare plays.


Romeo & Juliet

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Tempest

Interior, Lillian Sefton Dodge Estate, Mill Neck, New York


dining room panels from Sherwood Forest

Great Hall


Lillian Sefton, one of world's wealthiest women

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