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Frederick Law Olmsted

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  • If Connecticut is to Improve Life for All Residents, We Need a Resurgent New Britain

    If Connecticut is to Improve Life for All Residents, We Need a Resurgent New Britain
    As New Britain goes, so goes Connecticut. This could probably be said about a number of one-time industrial hubs that fell on hard times, like Meriden (silver), Waterbury (brass) or Danbury (hats). But New Britain, it seems to me, is a unique case....
  • August 17: Author - Justin Martin, Genius of Place

    August 17: Author - Justin Martin, Genius of Place
    Justin Martin To purchase a copy of the book: Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted Most people have heard of Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, Stanford University in California, the Back Bay Fens and Franklin Park in Boston,...
  • In old Florida, Weeki Wachee and other early tourist attractions still kicking

    In old Florida, Weeki Wachee and other early tourist attractions still kicking
    Lisa is cursing at the Tom Tom on the dashboard. I am cursing at my dysfunctional laptop and/or cellphone. It is raining and cold. Our windows are fogged. Probably with the steam from our ears. This is what happens when 21st-century reporters go off in...
  • Enhancing The Landscape

    Enhancing The Landscape
    A tiny art park in New London, a sustainable garden landscape amid wetlands, a breathtaking oceanfront house and a healing garden for cancer patients are among the award winners in this year's Connecticut Design Awards competition sponsored by the state's...
  • Biltmore Estate debuts Tiffany landscapes and art

    Biltmore Estate debuts Tiffany landscapes and art
    Biltmore in nearby Asheville, N.C., will be the site of the July 1 opening of Tiffany at Biltmore, an exhibition of 45 stained glass lamps created by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) and The Tiffany Studios. The exhibition will fill The Biltmore Legacy...
  • Best Park

    Best Park
    1) Elizabeth Park Hartford has acres of history. We got your Mark Twain, your Harriet Beecher Stowe, your Wallace Stevens, your Samuel Colt, your Thomas Hooker. Major-league cultural shapers all. A somewhat lesser-known light is Frederick Law Olmsted,...
  • For Earth Day, go play in the garden

    For Earth Day, go play in the garden
    THIS weekend, you could celebrate Earth Day -- which is technically Tuesday -- among L.A.'s stalled freeways, its overbooked apartments and endless arid concrete sidewalks. Or, like the hundreds of thousands of us who trek through Southern California's...
  • Inauguration ushers in new hope for National Mall

    Inauguration ushers in new hope for National Mall
    The cascade of extraordinary scenes will officially begin Tuesday, with the nation's first inauguration of an African American president on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, in a city south of the Mason-Dixon Line, as the oath of office is sworn on Abraham...
  • The arduous journey to a new Silver Lake Reservoir path

    The arduous journey to a new Silver Lake Reservoir path
    In a city that contains hundreds of miles of recreational walks, routes and trails, the opening of a new jogging path sounds about as noteworthy as a Pinkberry christening or another starlet DUI. But the new scenic path that opened in December along the...
  • 'My Two Polish Grandfathers and Other Essays on the Imaginative Life' by Witold Rybczynski

    My Two Polish Grandfathers And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life Witold Rybczynski Scribner: 228 pp., $25 Overrun by exhibitionists, the memoir has turned spuriously confessional. Yet if there's one life story that could stand a bit more self-...
  • Brooklyn, baby

    Regular visitors to New York should bypass the tried-and-true of Manhattan for the city streets less traveled. Just a hop, skip and a borough away lies Brooklyn, ripe for its own exploration. (PHOTOS INCLUDED) Regular visitors to New York should bypass...
  • Olmsted's Riverside

    On this date, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted headed west from Chicago, where he had arrived by train from New York, to a spot about 10 miles from the city. His mission was to inspect 1,600 acres that a group of Eastern businessmen had...