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1869 Statue of Geroge Washington in the Boston Public Garden and looking across the Garden to Downtown Boston at Blue Hour
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What bridge will you cross today?

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After sitting in uncomfortable silence during an Oval Office meeting while Speaker-designee Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer argued with a president who — incredibly — said he would gladly take credit for a government shutdown, Vice President Pence made his way up Pennsylvania Ave. to the Capitol for meetings with GOP Congressional leadership. Here his motorcade waits on the Capitol’s East Plaza. #igdc #dctography #morethanmonuments #onlyindc #washingtondc #capitolhill #congress #motorcade #veep #topoftheworld #topofthedome #plaza #cityscape #citygrammers #dcskyline #skyline #allstreetshots #supremecourt #libraryofcongress #olmstead #fredericklawolmsted #landscape #trees #sunlight #shadows #cars #dcstreets
After sitting in uncomfortable silence during an Oval Office meeting while Speaker-designee Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer argued with a president who — incredibly — said he would gladly take credit for a government shutdown, Vice President Pence made his way up Pennsylvania Ave. to the Capitol for meetings with GOP Congressional leadership. Here his motorcade waits on the Capitol’s East Plaza. #igdc  #dctography  #morethanmonuments  #onlyindc  #washingtondc  #capitolhill  #congress  #motorcade  #veep  #topoftheworld  #topofthedome  #plaza  #cityscape  #citygrammers  #dcskyline  #skyline  #allstreetshots  #supremecourt  #libraryofcongress  #olmstead  #fredericklawolmsted  #landscape  #trees  #sunlight  #shadows  #cars  #dcstreets 
We found Santa 🎅🏻 📷  @sheila_gentile_sells_houses
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Santa at the RSC.  Love 💕 Riverside in December. 🎅🏻❤️🎄#riverside #rsc #santa #sheilasellshomes #local #december #myfavoritethings
The following letter was written while Frederick Law Olmsted was Superintendent of Central Park and was managing the construction of the open space he designed. The letter requests volunteer participation from a local musician to help draw the public to the city’s most famous green space. In the letter, Olmsted describes his social perception, tremendous commitment to egalitarian ideals, and how these beliefs translate to his obligation to provide managed open space for passive recreation and enjoyment, particularly for those who do not have the means to leave the city environment.
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“It is proposed to provide by subscription a band of music upon the finished portion of the park for a few hours during one or two afternoons a week, for the purpose of increasing its immediate value to those who cannot leave the city. It is believed that after this year the Commissioners of the Park will be able to furnish the means for this purpose without drawing upon their construction fund, but their arrangements cannot be completed at present without the aid of voluntary contributions from citizens who will be influenced by motives of kindness toward those who have no means to go into the country for relief from the heat and turmoil of the city. [Signed] Fred. Law Olmsted. / Superintendent.”
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More details at 🔗 in our bio. The letter is set for auction on Thursday starting at $35,000.
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#landarch #landscapearch #landscapearchitecture #landscape #fredericklawolmsted #design #architecture
The following letter was written while Frederick Law Olmsted was Superintendent of Central Park and was managing the construction of the open space he designed. The letter requests volunteer participation from a local musician to help draw the public to the city’s most famous green space. In the letter, Olmsted describes his social perception, tremendous commitment to egalitarian ideals, and how these beliefs translate to his obligation to provide managed open space for passive recreation and enjoyment, particularly for those who do not have the means to leave the city environment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It is proposed to provide by subscription a band of music upon the finished portion of the park for a few hours during one or two afternoons a week, for the purpose of increasing its immediate value to those who cannot leave the city. It is believed that after this year the Commissioners of the Park will be able to furnish the means for this purpose without drawing upon their construction fund, but their arrangements cannot be completed at present without the aid of voluntary contributions from citizens who will be influenced by motives of kindness toward those who have no means to go into the country for relief from the heat and turmoil of the city. [Signed] Fred. Law Olmsted. / Superintendent.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More details at 🔗 in our bio. The letter is set for auction on Thursday starting at $35,000. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #landarch  #landscapearch  #landscapearchitecture  #landscape  #fredericklawolmsted  #design  #architecture 
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Christmas 🎄 #interiordesign @riversideillinois
🎄🎁🎅🏻📷 @406_the_little_yellow_house Christmas 🎄 #interiordesign  @riversideillinois
Instead of going home tonight to go I went to Cherokee Park. Felt like I was playing hooky. #scenicloop #cherokeepark #olmstedparks #olmstedparks502 #fredericklawolmsted #louisvilleky #loveolmstedparks
Hey @riversideillinois, tag us in your holiday decorations this season! 🎄❄️🎅🏻📷 @tefennell4 
Way to go, Riverside. This made my night. #riverside #riversideil @riversideillinois #christmasinriverside #nightsight
“Fred Olmsted sat at the edge of the stagecoach seat, chattering to his father about their trip. How exciting to see the towns and forests of western New York! Suddenly, Fred stopped talking. That roar in the distance could only be one thing. Niagara Falls!” - Julie Dunlap, Parks For The People: A Story About Frederick Law Olmsted #fredericklawolmsted #niagrafalls #niagrafallsny #westernnewyork #salamanca #ottercreekusedbooks
About last night 🎄❄️🎅🏻📷 @empanadus
About last night 🎄❄️🎅🏻📷 @empanadus
The view from my handlebars... The Cottage Garden at MLK Park 
Buffalo, NY 
8 December 2018
The view from my handlebars... The Cottage Garden at MLK Park Buffalo, NY 8 December 2018
Tonight is the Holiday Stroll!! 🎄❄️🎁
Tonight is the Holiday Stroll!! 🎄❄️🎁
YES to this view 😍 It might be a tad chilly, but you can still experience your Olmsted Park System with the Olmsted App, presented by M&T Bank. Try out the quizzes to learn a thing or two about your favorite parks! Available for free in your Apple and Android app store. bfloparks.org/app

#Olmsted150 #bFLOParks (📷: Lucho Alberti, @luchoalberti)
YES to this view 😍 It might be a tad chilly, but you can still experience your Olmsted Park System with the Olmsted App, presented by M&T Bank. Try out the quizzes to learn a thing or two about your favorite parks! Available for free in your Apple and Android app store. bfloparks.org/app #Olmsted150  #bFLOParks  (📷: Lucho Alberti, @luchoalberti)
A long December... 📷 @leeza_chi
A long December... 📷 @leeza_chi
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We are playing from 6:30-8 PM in front of La Barra this Friday the 7th at the Riverside Holiday Stroll. Come check us out for an assortment of standards and Christmas tunes.
🎄❄️📷 @primary.colors.official We are playing from 6:30-8 PM in front of La Barra this Friday the 7th at the Riverside Holiday Stroll. Come check us out for an assortment of standards and Christmas tunes.
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn - Civil War monument #brooklyn #nyc #newyorkcity #brooklynheights #brooklynbridge #prospectpark #grandarmyplaza #civilwar #olmsted #fredericklawolmsted
Across the Long Meadow, past the Ambergill and through the Midwood is the Nethermead, a jewel of a meadow nestled in the heart of Brooklyn. With naturally isolated ionones, violet leaf, fossilized amber, boronia, coffee flower and petitgrain sur fleurs.
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#perfume #perfumes #naturalperfume #botanicalperfume #painting  #perfumeshop #perfumelovers #perfumery #perfumista #beautyblogger #lifestyleblogger #naturalbeauty #naturalfragrance #perfumeryart #essentialoils #nicheperfume #ecobeauty #ecofriendly #olmsteadandvaux  #fredericklawolmsted #olmsteadparks #olmstead #brooklyn #parkslope #prospectpark #nethermead #beautyyouseek #meadow
Across the Long Meadow, past the Ambergill and through the Midwood is the Nethermead, a jewel of a meadow nestled in the heart of Brooklyn. With naturally isolated ionones, violet leaf, fossilized amber, boronia, coffee flower and petitgrain sur fleurs. . . #perfume  #perfumes  #naturalperfume  #botanicalperfume  #painting  #perfumeshop  #perfumelovers  #perfumery  #perfumista  #beautyblogger  #lifestyleblogger  #naturalbeauty  #naturalfragrance  #perfumeryart  #essentialoils  #nicheperfume  #ecobeauty  #ecofriendly  #olmsteadandvaux  #fredericklawolmsted  #olmsteadparks  #olmstead  #brooklyn  #parkslope  #prospectpark  #nethermead  #beautyyouseek  #meadow 
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Chilly, dreary Fall day. #riversideil #WaterTower
“Genius of Place.” The Minton tile arcade at Bethesda Terrace is just one of many of Central Park’s features that was planned with a purpose.  The open air hall gives visitors shelter from the elements.  It isn’t uncommon to find a performer making use of the acoustics.
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“Genius of Place.” The Minton tile arcade at Bethesda Terrace is just one of many of Central Park’s features that was planned with a purpose. The open air hall gives visitors shelter from the elements. It isn’t uncommon to find a performer making use of the acoustics. • #fredericklawolmsted  #geniusofplace  #calvertvaux  #jacobwreymould  #mintontiles  #bethesdaterrace  #bethesdafountain  #centralpark  #nyc_explorers  #landscapearchitecture  #landscapearchitect  #streetperformer  #streetart  #nycartist  #iloveny  #hiddennyc  #hiddenhistory  #history  #historybuff  #historyexplorer  #historylover  #atlasobscura  #explorenewyork  #exploremore  #urbanexploration  #urbex  #urbanexplorer  #explorer  #usatravel 
Summer 2018, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada looking towards American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side. They put on a light show at night and its very peaceful with the white noise blocking everything else out. Frederick Law Olmsted was a visionary for Niagara Falls State Park. He also designed Central Park in New York City. Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S. Established in 1885 as the Niagara Reservation, it was the first of several such reservations that eventually became the cornerstones to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Niagarafallsstatepark.com) #niagara #niagarafalls #bridalvielfalls #americanfalls #usa #canada #buffalonewyork #ontariocanada #purple #landscapearchitecture #landscapearchitecturematters #protectouropenspaces #lights #lightshow #waterfalllightshow #niagarafallslightshow #fredericklawolmsted #samsungnote8 #adobephotoshop
Summer 2018, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada looking towards American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side. They put on a light show at night and its very peaceful with the white noise blocking everything else out. Frederick Law Olmsted was a visionary for Niagara Falls State Park. He also designed Central Park in New York City. Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S. Established in 1885 as the Niagara Reservation, it was the first of several such reservations that eventually became the cornerstones to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Niagarafallsstatepark.com) #niagara  #niagarafalls  #bridalvielfalls  #americanfalls  #usa  #canada  #buffalonewyork  #ontariocanada  #purple  #landscapearchitecture  #landscapearchitecturematters  #protectouropenspaces  #lights  #lightshow  #waterfalllightshow  #niagarafallslightshow  #fredericklawolmsted  #samsungnote8  #adobephotoshop 
Boston lawyer Robert Treat Paine Jr. and his wife Lydia (Lyman) commissioned architect Gridley James Fox Bryant to build this summer house in 1866. It and its site were paid for by George Lyman, Lydia's father. In 1884, Frederick Law Olmsted and Henry Hobson Richardson produced sketches to expand the house on a new site. The new construction was completed in 1886. Newton is visible in the distance of photo 5 and I think it’s Prospect Hill, Waltham, in photo 10 🏡 #pietycorner #secondempire #shinglestyle #mansard #countryhouse #summerhouse #thisoldhouse #gridleyjamesfoxbryant #fredericklawolmsted #henryhobsonrichardson #house #sun #snow #tree #stone #roberttreatpaine #roberttreatpainejr #georgelyman #bench #field #arch #stonearch #fallfoliage #autumnfoliage #leaves #library #libraryporn #storerconservation #newtonma #prospecthillwaltham
Boston lawyer Robert Treat Paine Jr. and his wife Lydia (Lyman) commissioned architect Gridley James Fox Bryant to build this summer house in 1866. It and its site were paid for by George Lyman, Lydia's father. In 1884, Frederick Law Olmsted and Henry Hobson Richardson produced sketches to expand the house on a new site. The new construction was completed in 1886. Newton is visible in the distance of photo 5 and I think it’s Prospect Hill, Waltham, in photo 10 🏡 #pietycorner  #secondempire  #shinglestyle  #mansard  #countryhouse  #summerhouse  #thisoldhouse  #gridleyjamesfoxbryant  #fredericklawolmsted  #henryhobsonrichardson  #house  #sun  #snow  #tree  #stone  #roberttreatpaine  #roberttreatpainejr  #georgelyman  #bench  #field  #arch  #stonearch  #fallfoliage  #autumnfoliage  #leaves  #library  #libraryporn  #storerconservation  #newtonma  #prospecthillwaltham 
The Nethermead, a perfume inspired by a violet strewn meadow with naturally isolated ionones, violet leaf, fossilized amber, boronia, coffee flower and petitgrain sur fleurs.

#perfume #perfumes #naturalperfume #botanicalperfume #alchemologie  #perfumeshop #perfumelovers #perfumery #perfumista #beautyblogger #lifestyleblogger #naturalfragrance #perfumeryart #essentialoils #nicheperfume #ecobeauty #ecofriendly #olmsteadandvaux  #fredericklawolmsted #olmsteadparks #olmstead #brooklyn #parkslope #prospectpark #nethermead
The Nethermead, a perfume inspired by a violet strewn meadow with naturally isolated ionones, violet leaf, fossilized amber, boronia, coffee flower and petitgrain sur fleurs. #perfume  #perfumes  #naturalperfume  #botanicalperfume  #alchemologie  #perfumeshop  #perfumelovers  #perfumery  #perfumista  #beautyblogger  #lifestyleblogger  #naturalfragrance  #perfumeryart  #essentialoils  #nicheperfume  #ecobeauty  #ecofriendly  #olmsteadandvaux  #fredericklawolmsted  #olmsteadparks  #olmstead  #brooklyn  #parkslope  #prospectpark  #nethermead 
This palatial Gilded Age edifice is the Samuel Bayne Mansion of Riverside Drive in New York City.
It’s a beautiful showcase of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, was designed by the highly regarded, Frank Freeman and was completed in 1890. This was the high style at the time for the affluent class and it’s imposing design with superior materials were meant to “wow” upon coming into sight. It’s also worth noting that the adjacent park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. 
The Irish immigrant, Bayne, struck it rich in drilling for oil, then purchasing small banks throughout Pennsylvania. 
This monumental structure lasted only 33 years and was demolished in 1923 for an apartment still there today. #historicrochesternytravels #richardsonianromanesque #henryhobsonrichardson #victorianhouse #victorianarchitecture #wow #historicnyc #nyc #architecture #beauty #brick #stone #copper #design #details #mansion #opulence #theydontmakethemliketheyusedto #fredericklawolmsted
This palatial Gilded Age edifice is the Samuel Bayne Mansion of Riverside Drive in New York City. It’s a beautiful showcase of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, was designed by the highly regarded, Frank Freeman and was completed in 1890. This was the high style at the time for the affluent class and it’s imposing design with superior materials were meant to “wow” upon coming into sight. It’s also worth noting that the adjacent park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. The Irish immigrant, Bayne, struck it rich in drilling for oil, then purchasing small banks throughout Pennsylvania. This monumental structure lasted only 33 years and was demolished in 1923 for an apartment still there today. #historicrochesternytravels  #richardsonianromanesque  #henryhobsonrichardson  #victorianhouse  #victorianarchitecture  #wow  #historicnyc  #nyc  #architecture  #beauty  #brick  #stone  #copper  #design  #details  #mansion  #opulence  #theydontmakethemliketheyusedto  #fredericklawolmsted 
Walking in a winter wonderland! 🎄❄️📷 @joannemcgurn
Walking in a winter wonderland! 🎄❄️📷 @joannemcgurn
Ecstatic to have found the blueprints for our new home 🏠 They even had the original planning for our little Garth! #homeland #saintdunstansgarth #baltimorearchitecture #architectureanddesign #centercolonial #whitehouse #blueprints #classicamerican #cedarshakes #cottagecourt #historicalhome #garthcottage #colonialrevival #fredericklawolmsted
Central Park again. I did it more these last 2 weeks than my decade in NYC. The story of the Park is fascinating and walking through de 843 acres knowing the whole thing has been created from scratch, “landscaped” and nothing is actually “natural” makes it all the more mesmerizing. Love it.
Les petits canards sont pour @svetlana_pezier .
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#centralpark #centralparknyc #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #midtown #uptown #57thstreet #calvertvaux #fredericklawolmsted #landscapedesignk
Central Park again. I did it more these last 2 weeks than my decade in NYC. The story of the Park is fascinating and walking through de 843 acres knowing the whole thing has been created from scratch, “landscaped” and nothing is actually “natural” makes it all the more mesmerizing. Love it. Les petits canards sont pour @svetlana_pezier . . . #centralpark  #centralparknyc  #nyc  #newyork  #newyorkcity  #midtown  #uptown  #57thstreet  #calvertvaux  #fredericklawolmsted  #landscapedesignk 
We are very pleased to be a winning entry in the LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Design Competition:

MANNAHATTA PLATEAU (For Frederick Law Olmstead): A Re-Enchantment for a Post-apocalyptic Ecology

Reality is not always probable, or likely
-Jorge Luis Borges

The MANNAHATTA PLATEAU presents a dynamic ecological vision of nature integrated with urbanism. The ravaged original surface of Central Park is left as a regenerating wilderness, a temple to the raw power of nature. Built over it is a green mega-structure, a plateau that supports a raised parkland consisting of a patchwork of abundantly diverse interconnecting environmental zones.

The bold, linear aesthetic of the plateau offers a new perspective upon the wilderness that lies partially revealed beneath its cut-out surface. The 200ft high structure is inscribed by the lines and scale of the city itself — the typical Manhattan building lot (25x100ft) serves as the basic modular. The street grid is celebrated by being projected across the park’s surface, yet the rigid geometry of urban forms is broken down into sub-sections defined by the flowing lines of nature. In addition, supporting structures containing vertical circulation are clad in glass that directs light back onto the dystopic landscape below, whilst optically blurring the distinction between nature and architecture.

The plateau is infused with plants native to the region to re-establish the island of "Mannahatta" prior to the Dutch colonization. These plants form the basis of wild meadows, wetlands, wildlife refuges and insect habitats. Sustainable agricultural zones, including hydroponic farming enabled by rainwater harvesting, feature hanging gardens of local species of fruits and vegetables pollinated by nearby bee colonies. The plateau also foregrounds renewable energy sources, such as solar tiles, Wattway pathways (solar roads) and windmills oriented toward the prevailing wind.

Design: John Beckmann, Hannah LaSota + Laeticia Hervy
Visualizations and collages: John Beckmann, Laeticia Hervy, Ashley Lam and Alyssa Egnew

#centralpark #newyork #architecturalcompetition #fredericklawolmsted @laplusjournal
We are very pleased to be a winning entry in the LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Design Competition: MANNAHATTA PLATEAU (For Frederick Law Olmstead): A Re-Enchantment for a Post-apocalyptic Ecology Reality is not always probable, or likely -Jorge Luis Borges The MANNAHATTA PLATEAU presents a dynamic ecological vision of nature integrated with urbanism. The ravaged original surface of Central Park is left as a regenerating wilderness, a temple to the raw power of nature. Built over it is a green mega-structure, a plateau that supports a raised parkland consisting of a patchwork of abundantly diverse interconnecting environmental zones. The bold, linear aesthetic of the plateau offers a new perspective upon the wilderness that lies partially revealed beneath its cut-out surface. The 200ft high structure is inscribed by the lines and scale of the city itself — the typical Manhattan building lot (25x100ft) serves as the basic modular. The street grid is celebrated by being projected across the park’s surface, yet the rigid geometry of urban forms is broken down into sub-sections defined by the flowing lines of nature. In addition, supporting structures containing vertical circulation are clad in glass that directs light back onto the dystopic landscape below, whilst optically blurring the distinction between nature and architecture. The plateau is infused with plants native to the region to re-establish the island of "Mannahatta" prior to the Dutch colonization. These plants form the basis of wild meadows, wetlands, wildlife refuges and insect habitats. Sustainable agricultural zones, including hydroponic farming enabled by rainwater harvesting, feature hanging gardens of local species of fruits and vegetables pollinated by nearby bee colonies. The plateau also foregrounds renewable energy sources, such as solar tiles, Wattway pathways (solar roads) and windmills oriented toward the prevailing wind. Design: John Beckmann, Hannah LaSota + Laeticia Hervy Visualizations and collages: John Beckmann, Laeticia Hervy, Ashley Lam and Alyssa Egnew #centralpark  #newyork  #architecturalcompetition  #fredericklawolmsted  @laplusjournal
We are very pleased to be a winning entry in LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Design Competition:

MANNAHATTA PLATEAU (For Frederick Law Olmstead): A Re-Enchantment for a Post-apocalyptic Ecology

Reality is not always probable, or likely
-Jorge Luis Borges

The MANNAHATTA PLATEAU presents a dynamic ecological vision of nature integrated with urbanism. The ravaged original surface of Central Park is left as a regenerating wilderness, a temple to the raw power of nature. Built over it is a green mega-structure, a plateau that supports a raised parkland consisting of a patchwork of abundantly diverse interconnecting environmental zones.

The bold, linear aesthetic of the plateau offers a new perspective upon the wilderness that lies partially revealed beneath its cut-out surface. The 200ft high structure is inscribed by the lines and scale of the city itself — the typical Manhattan building lot (25x100ft) serves as the basic modular. The street grid is celebrated by being projected across the park’s surface, yet the rigid geometry of urban forms is broken down into sub-sections defined by the flowing lines of nature. In addition, supporting structures containing vertical circulation are clad in glass that directs light back onto the dystopic landscape below, whilst optically blurring the distinction between nature and architecture.

The plateau is infused with plants native to the region to re-establish the island of "Mannahatta" prior to the Dutch colonization. These plants form the basis of wild meadows, wetlands, wildlife refuges and insect habitats. Sustainable agricultural zones, including hydroponic farming enabled by rainwater harvesting, feature hanging gardens of local species of fruits and vegetables pollinated by nearby bee colonies. The plateau also foregrounds renewable energy sources, such as solar tiles, Wattway pathways (solar roads) and windmills oriented toward the prevailing wind.

Design: John Beckmann, Hannah LaSota + Laeticia Hervy
Visualizations and collages: John Beckmann, Laeticia Hervy, Ashley Lam and Alyssa Egnew

#architecturalcompetition #newyork #fredericklawolmsted #axismundidesign 
@laplusjournal
We are very pleased to be a winning entry in LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Design Competition: MANNAHATTA PLATEAU (For Frederick Law Olmstead): A Re-Enchantment for a Post-apocalyptic Ecology Reality is not always probable, or likely -Jorge Luis Borges The MANNAHATTA PLATEAU presents a dynamic ecological vision of nature integrated with urbanism. The ravaged original surface of Central Park is left as a regenerating wilderness, a temple to the raw power of nature. Built over it is a green mega-structure, a plateau that supports a raised parkland consisting of a patchwork of abundantly diverse interconnecting environmental zones. The bold, linear aesthetic of the plateau offers a new perspective upon the wilderness that lies partially revealed beneath its cut-out surface. The 200ft high structure is inscribed by the lines and scale of the city itself — the typical Manhattan building lot (25x100ft) serves as the basic modular. The street grid is celebrated by being projected across the park’s surface, yet the rigid geometry of urban forms is broken down into sub-sections defined by the flowing lines of nature. In addition, supporting structures containing vertical circulation are clad in glass that directs light back onto the dystopic landscape below, whilst optically blurring the distinction between nature and architecture. The plateau is infused with plants native to the region to re-establish the island of "Mannahatta" prior to the Dutch colonization. These plants form the basis of wild meadows, wetlands, wildlife refuges and insect habitats. Sustainable agricultural zones, including hydroponic farming enabled by rainwater harvesting, feature hanging gardens of local species of fruits and vegetables pollinated by nearby bee colonies. The plateau also foregrounds renewable energy sources, such as solar tiles, Wattway pathways (solar roads) and windmills oriented toward the prevailing wind. Design: John Beckmann, Hannah LaSota + Laeticia Hervy Visualizations and collages: John Beckmann, Laeticia Hervy, Ashley Lam and Alyssa Egnew #architecturalcompetition  #newyork  #fredericklawolmsted  #axismundidesign  @laplusjournal
Lucky you! 👜❤️🏔@isabelle_arsenault wearing The Winter Shield @touristswelcome ⠀⠀
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Chanceuse! 👜❤️🏔@isabelle_arsenault trop belle dans son Winter Shield noir au Tourists @touristswelcome .

#aliveandwarm #olmstedouterwear #touristswelcome #pufferjacket #ethicalfashion #slowfashion #slowfashionmovement #halleystevensons #waxedcotton #organiccotton #gotscertified #traceabledown #downcoats #fredericklawolmsted .
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Happy Monday ❄️❄️❄️📷 @johnwallish 
First Snow of Winter
Happy Monday ❄️❄️❄️📷 @johnwallish First Snow of Winter
A sunday morning drive by of the W.R Heath House by FLW in Buffalo NY a number of years ago. Located on a circle that was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted...
#franklloydwright #buffalony #roadtrip #sundaymorningdriveby #williamrheathhouse #heathhousefranklloydwright #fredericklawolmsted
Sunday in the Park, thank you Olmsted for all of your inspiring works. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #fredericklawolmsted #fortgreene #urban #landscapedesign #designinspo #art #neighborhood #brooklyn
The calm before the first major snowstorm of the season ❄️❄️❄️ 📷 @eva_koz_photography
The calm before the first major snowstorm of the season ❄️❄️❄️ 📷 @eva_koz_photography
Eternity with a view: Visiting the great grandparents at #mountainviewcemetary #fredericklawolmsted #oakland
Barad-dûr and Isengard?  More like pepper and salt. This set of salt and pepper shakers is a bit of Florida kitsch available in the gift shop to help tourists remember their visit to the singing tower at Bok Gardens.  This set was manufactured in Japan in the 50's and has a very delicate pink glaze to mimic  the pink and gray marble of the tower. 
The real Bok tower - founded by Edward W. Bok - is an art Deco and neo-gothic masterpiece in Lake Wales, Florida brought to life by Samuel Yelling (Metalworker, door and gates), J.H Dulles Allen (tile accents), Lee O. Lawrie (statuary), Milton B. Medary (architect) and Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr. (Landscape). The tower is known as the singing tower because of the carillon, a 60 bell musical instrument built in 1928 by the John Taylor Bellfoundry, Ltd.

Well, I still have leftover turkey to eat, pass the Isengard.

#vintagekitchen #baraddur #isengard #madeinjapan #retro #retro_japan_ #1950s #boktower #saltandpeppershakers #leftoverturkey #fredericklawolmsted #carillon #florida #lakewales #artdeco
Barad-dûr and Isengard? More like pepper and salt. This set of salt and pepper shakers is a bit of Florida kitsch available in the gift shop to help tourists remember their visit to the singing tower at Bok Gardens. This set was manufactured in Japan in the 50's and has a very delicate pink glaze to mimic the pink and gray marble of the tower. The real Bok tower - founded by Edward W. Bok - is an art Deco and neo-gothic masterpiece in Lake Wales, Florida brought to life by Samuel Yelling (Metalworker, door and gates), J.H Dulles Allen (tile accents), Lee O. Lawrie (statuary), Milton B. Medary (architect) and Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr. (Landscape). The tower is known as the singing tower because of the carillon, a 60 bell musical instrument built in 1928 by the John Taylor Bellfoundry, Ltd. Well, I still have leftover turkey to eat, pass the Isengard. #vintagekitchen  #baraddur  #isengard  #madeinjapan  #retro  #retro_japan_  #1950s  #boktower  #saltandpeppershakers  #leftoverturkey  #fredericklawolmsted  #carillon  #florida  #lakewales  #artdeco 
It’s #SmallBusinessSaturday! What is your favorite small business in Riverside? 📷 @flurbakery
This #GivingTuesday on November 27th, we want to raise $1,500 to fund 30% of annual bulbs and seeds for spring plantings in 2019. All donations made via our Facebook fundraiser will be MATCHED beginning at 8 a.m. ET on Nov 27th. Link to the fundraiser at the LINK IN BIO! Are you ready?
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This #GivingTuesday campaign is part of the Conservancy's 2018 Annual Appeal to raise $150,000 as we prepare for the new year ahead. Thank you for your support! #Olmsted150
This #GivingTuesday  on November 27th, we want to raise $1,500 to fund 30% of annual bulbs and seeds for spring plantings in 2019. All donations made via our Facebook fundraiser will be MATCHED beginning at 8 a.m. ET on Nov 27th. Link to the fundraiser at the LINK IN BIO! Are you ready? . This #GivingTuesday  campaign is part of the Conservancy's 2018 Annual Appeal to raise $150,000 as we prepare for the new year ahead. Thank you for your support! #Olmsted150 
Thank you to everyone who braved the chilly fall morning for our annual 'Learn and Burn'! This year we did a 5k through the historic Olmsted Brookline neighborhood. 👌🦃🍂 #landscapearchitecture #emeraldnecklaceparks #fredericklawolmsted #findyourpark #optoutside
Happy Friday...zig when everyone else is zagging......despite being a shop, we do not believe in being open on Black Friday, as we strive to offer an experience,  not a rush for bargains.  Having said that....we will have Holiday shopping hours in December (stay tuned for dates and times. For us, today is a day to relax and enjoy creative inspiration....we are pruning in our garden, working out and getting a massage!  Last year we visited the Frederick Law Olmsted designed gardens at The Biltmore @biltmoreestate...such a pleasure.  See our other suggestions for inspiring things to do today in our new story.  And share your planned creative and inspirational activities with us below!! @katherinebehrenscrosby #grayantiquesandinteriors #friday #inspiration #fredericklawolmsted #thebiltmoreestate #gardeningchic #natureheals #inspiration #noblackfriday #techfree
Happy Friday...zig when everyone else is zagging......despite being a shop, we do not believe in being open on Black Friday, as we strive to offer an experience, not a rush for bargains. Having said that....we will have Holiday shopping hours in December (stay tuned for dates and times. For us, today is a day to relax and enjoy creative inspiration....we are pruning in our garden, working out and getting a massage! Last year we visited the Frederick Law Olmsted designed gardens at The Biltmore @biltmoreestate...such a pleasure. See our other suggestions for inspiring things to do today in our new story. And share your planned creative and inspirational activities with us below!! @katherinebehrenscrosby #grayantiquesandinteriors  #friday  #inspiration  #fredericklawolmsted  #thebiltmoreestate  #gardeningchic  #natureheals  #inspiration  #noblackfriday  #techfree 
Great shot! 🏌️ ⛳️ 📷  @rgc1893
Great shot! 🏌️ ⛳️ 📷 @rgc1893
Happy Thanksgiving!🍁😊 We are grateful for our spectacular Olmsted Parks and to YOU for supporting our efforts to care for these historic landscapes. What park memory are you thankful for? #Olmsted150
Happy Thanksgiving!🍁😊 We are grateful for our spectacular Olmsted Parks and to YOU for supporting our efforts to care for these historic landscapes. What park memory are you thankful for? #Olmsted150 
Introducing a new breed of beautiful weather-proof down parkas. 100% organic waxed cotton, ethically sourced down, and completely sustainable materials .

#aliveandwarm #olmstedouterwear #pufferjacket #ethicalfashion #slowfashion #halleystevensons #waxedcotton #organiccotton #ririzippers #gotscertified #traceabledown #downcoats #fredericklawolmsted .

Une nouvelle façon d’aborder nos hivers en beauté. Des parkas faits de matières naturelles et biologiques, de duvet responsable et de coton ciré parfaitement imperméable.
Introducing a new breed of beautiful weather-proof down parkas. 100% organic waxed cotton, ethically sourced down, and completely sustainable materials . #aliveandwarm  #olmstedouterwear  #pufferjacket  #ethicalfashion  #slowfashion  #halleystevensons  #waxedcotton  #organiccotton  #ririzippers  #gotscertified  #traceabledown  #downcoats  #fredericklawolmsted  . Une nouvelle façon d’aborder nos hivers en beauté. Des parkas faits de matières naturelles et biologiques, de duvet responsable et de coton ciré parfaitement imperméable.
Happy Thanksgiving! 🍂🦃🍁📷 @kboenzi
Happy Thanksgiving! 🍂🦃🍁📷 @kboenzi
#ThrowbackTuesday to Buffalo just two weeks ago! As the holiday season approaches, we have a lot to be thankful for, including our Membership Park Partners! 😍 As an Olmsted member, you will enjoy awesome perks at over a dozen local partners. YES, it also makes a perfect holiday gift for the friend who loves supporting their Olmsted Parks and Buffalo businesses! #Olmsted150 #shoplocal
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Details on our membership program at: bfloparks.org/membership/
#ThrowbackTuesday  to Buffalo just two weeks ago! As the holiday season approaches, we have a lot to be thankful for, including our Membership Park Partners! 😍 As an Olmsted member, you will enjoy awesome perks at over a dozen local partners. YES, it also makes a perfect holiday gift for the friend who loves supporting their Olmsted Parks and Buffalo businesses! #Olmsted150  #shoplocal  . Details on our membership program at: bfloparks.org/membership/
Our favorite staircase no matter what time of year it is 🍁🦃🍂📷 @therealtaters01
Our favorite staircase no matter what time of year it is 🍁🦃🍂📷 @therealtaters01
Thinking of a meaningful gift for your loved ones while supporting your parks at the same time? From a personalized paver at the Siegel Landing to an artisan iron and wood bench in their favorite Olmsted Park, check out our commemorative gift options at bfloparks.org/commemorative 
#Olmsted150
Thinking of a meaningful gift for your loved ones while supporting your parks at the same time? From a personalized paver at the Siegel Landing to an artisan iron and wood bench in their favorite Olmsted Park, check out our commemorative gift options at bfloparks.org/commemorative #Olmsted150 
Thanksgiving week! 🍂🍁🦃📷 @kboenzi
Thanksgiving week! 🍂🍁🦃📷 @kboenzi
Sergent’s Folly, Franklin Park Zoo
A lovely historic oddity at The zoo that was unknown to me until stumbling across it. Thank you historicaldigression.com for the tutorial. Just love these types of structures, especially the out of context ones- a folly.  One of these days I will have to go over and make a painting of this. -
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#wander #franklinparkzoo #franklinparkconservatory #franklinpark #fredericklawolmsted #olmsted #trailside #magicspaces #portal #observation
The winding Fall roads of @riversideillinois 🚘🍁🍂📷 @deborahyetter
The winding Fall roads of @riversideillinois 🚘🍁🍂📷 @deborahyetter
Have you checked out "Our Better Nature" at The @BuffaloHistoryMuseum? Join us on Nov 28th, 6-7pm to explore this exhibit with the curator, Lauren Becker. This event is FREE and open to Olmsted members only! Details at LINK IN BIO!
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Join/renew today at bfloparks.org/membership #Olmsted150
Have you checked out "Our Better Nature" at The @BuffaloHistoryMuseum? Join us on Nov 28th, 6-7pm to explore this exhibit with the curator, Lauren Becker. This event is FREE and open to Olmsted members only! Details at LINK IN BIO! . Join/renew today at bfloparks.org/membership #Olmsted150 
PSA! Let’s all kick in to the #kickstarter campaign to save this abandoned and endangered landmark: the home of Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary designer of Central Park, Prospect Park, and Riverside Park (and therefore America’s greatest 19th century sculptor). Every dollar counts, no amount is too meager! Click on the #linkinbio to contribute. #fredericklawolmsted #centralpark #riversidepark #prospectpark #landscape #park #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #house #farmhouse #historichomes @nylandmarks
PSA! Let’s all kick in to the #kickstarter  campaign to save this abandoned and endangered landmark: the home of Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary designer of Central Park, Prospect Park, and Riverside Park (and therefore America’s greatest 19th century sculptor). Every dollar counts, no amount is too meager! Click on the #linkinbio  to contribute. #fredericklawolmsted  #centralpark  #riversidepark  #prospectpark  #landscape  #park  #landscapedesign  #landscapearchitecture  #house  #farmhouse  #historichomes  @nylandmarks
Almost gone. The last of our beautiful Autumn. Thank you Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, architects of Central Park, a most amazing creation.  #centralparkautumn #fredericklawolmsted #calvertvaux #amazingcreations
🍁🍂📷 @allinforethan ❤️
🍁🍂📷 @allinforethan ❤️
Taken just a few days ago on our Central Park tour before the snow! But we're still running if you're in town! 🏃🏿‍♀️❄️🏃🏿‍♀️
Taken just a few days ago on our Central Park tour before the snow! But we're still running if you're in town! 🏃🏿‍♀️❄️🏃🏿‍♀️
Cover up with our Winter Shield. Made out of 750 fill power TDS certified down, Swiss made zippers, mouton shearling and organic wax cotton from Dundee, Scotland. .
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#aliveandwarm #olmstedouterwear #pufferjacket #ethicalfashion #slowfashion #slowfashionmovement #halleystevensons #waxedcotton #organiccotton #ririzippers #gotscertified #traceabledown #downcoats #fredericklawolmsted .
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📷: @jimmyhamelin