Informal End of Summer Montage

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5 Responses to “Informal End of Summer Montage”


  1. 1 Elizabeth September 2, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Great assortment. Where is the nautilus shell/circular stairway?

    • 2 mthew September 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

      That is the Tulip Stair in the Queen’s House, designed by Inigo Jones and completed in 1619 in Greenwich, England. Note how it is unsupported in the center, an engineering marvel of its day that is still impressive. Delightful to stand here and look up in to the helix. Hanging here is “Flower Helix” by Alice Kettle http://www.rmg.co.uk/about/press/garden-of-england, which works. The house itself was hugely influential, being the first classically based structure built in Britain.

  2. 3 Elizabeth September 2, 2013 at 10:14 am

    It’s beautiful. Are the zinnias in a garden at Warren Place?

    • 4 mthew September 2, 2013 at 10:22 am

      This is on Bergen Street, between either 6th and Carlton or Carlton and Vanderbilt, I forget which block exactly. The houses are more elevated than usual from the street — the street is roughly the line of the terminal moraine — and have short wall-like fronts to the sidewalk, with about half a dozen houses in a row thick with gardens of various kinds. I don’t recall passing them before the other night.


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