Saturday, May 10, 2008

Frequent Fountain


Living nearby makes it very easy for frequent visits to this incredible fountain located near Tarrytown, New York on the grounds of "Kykuit" a Historic Home part of the Hudson Valley.
This grand estate of the Rockefellers, a philanthropic family of all time will take you back to a time of the American Dream.

The name Kykuit is a dutch word, meaning birds eye view.  Perched high up on a hill, nestled above the Hudson River in Pocantico Hills is a breathtaking vista.  On this day that I went, it was overcast but ethereal.  The garden is well appointed and cared for with statues placed carefully as though they have always been there.  It was  Nelson Rockefeller who had a knack for placement, only fitting since his mother Abby Aldrich Rockefeller founded the Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, in New York City.  Clearly she was a woman of strength and vision to amass a collection of modern art.  
 There is a garden tour or a tour inside this amazing home also well stocked with Art and History.  Next time you are in my neighborhood, I would be happy to take you.  This bird is a frequent visitor as the view, the intrigue of that era, and that fountain of youth add years to my day and make anything seem possible.  

9 comments:

Marnie said...

Yes, a wonderful perch overlooking the Hudson - I visited in the fall with colors blazing - I imagine spring is glorious

pve design said...

marnie-
glorious spot anytime of year, any kind of weather!
patricia

Emily said...

What a beautiful place. I love visiting sites such as these. This will be on my list of must sees. Thanks Patricia!

littlebyRD said...

This is gorgeous! If I am ever in NY I am taking you up on the offer of a guided tour!

Mrs.French said...

screech...stopped in my tracks. So, so stunning. I think the overcast day adds to the beauty or maybe I have been surrounded my overcast skies for so long that they have now become my favorite type of days...

Be the change..... said...

I didn't realize you lived near Kykuit! Thats on my list of places to visit - one of these days!!!

miss cavendish said...

One of my husband's best college friends is a member of that family (by marriage) and my husband tells me he's been to many a wonderful party there before it became a historic site. Including one where he accidentally hit an outdoor sculpture with a golf ball. Oh dear.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Mine used to be Dumbarton Oaks in Washington.

Isn't nice to have a place like this in which to dream about a gracious world and different times?

Gotta go buy lottery ticket. Ciao.

Jojo said...

I love Kykuit!!! My girlfriend is not too far from there and a few years back I went to visit and she had gotten us tickets to Kykuit. One of the most amazing parts of the tour for me were the works by Picasso that had been replicated by the tapestry weaver. It was my understand that the weaver worked with Picasso on the yarn dies to capture the exact same colors in the recreation. Everything about the visit was amazing.