The idea of the Gardens first began in 1868 when the Buffalo Parks Commission started meeting with landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted, Sr., and Partners. In the late 1880s, they asked Olmsted to design a new park for South Buffalo; the eventual design included two new parks: Cazenovia Park and South Park, which was created in 1894-1900 from 156 acres of farm land. South Park eventually came to house today's botanical gardens, originally known as the "South Park Conservatory". In Olmsted's design, the conservatory would showcase tropical plant species, while the rest of the park was designed to feature hardy species including an arboretum, pinetum, shrub garden, and a bog garden. Formal gardens around the conservatory led visitors into informal park along walking paths. South Park also was to include a large pond for boating, a ring road for horse carriages, and a meadow. However, the proposed walking paths, boat house, and bandstand were never completed. The conservatory's tri-domed glass, wood and steel building was designed by Lord & Burnham, who were among the premier conservatory designers of the time. Construction methods were based upon the famous Crystal Palace and Kew Gardens Palm House in England. When built in 1897-1899, it was one of the largest public greenhouses in the country (at a cost of $130,000). Today there are fewer than a dozen large Victorian conservatories in America. This is one of only two with a tri-dome design (the New York Botanical Garden is the other). In 1982 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. .
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House made dips and marinated olives just like I like it, Provençal style. I have a real passion for all things French. It started when I was a kid, with my Mom reading us French books, then when my old boss introduced me to Restaurant Daniel @restaurantdaniel , then working in Lourmarin @aubergelafeniere , then marrying my beautiful French wife @jihanburger . 🇫🇷 There’s something beautiful about the way the French cook and the way food is such a big part of life. No matter what, I will always feel a connection to French cuisine.
If the heavenly aroma of dried flowers can't cure the winter doldrums, we don't know what can. Hudson's newest shop on Warren Street, @TheQuietBotanist is a stimulating experience for all the senses. And not far from our Hudson office. 😉
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A sparkling Orion smiles down from the frigid winter sky upon the cannons of historic Fort Ticonderoga... I wish there was less light pollution at the horizon but we shall just pretend it’s just the sun rising!
Part 3. The Mystery Of the Old Spanish Mine on the Shawangunk Ridge. .
In Napanoch on the Land Of Egbert DeWitt (Ehh-Bert D' White) two mines were known. Clearing and excavation began immediately after the message to him arrived. As with all undertakings in Provincial New York that were to the benefit of the community everyone took a part. This was frequently noted by Englishmen from back home and other visitors from Europe. People and/or provisions came willingly from each homestead and everyone contributed in one way or another. Quite odd to their Fellow Europeans. The Young able-bodied Men took the most strenuous work. As did the stubborn old and un-able Men. Every part of the task was assigned, removing debris, carting it off, collecting the lead, mending the overstrenuous and unfortunate, serving food and beer, and commiserating with, and raising up the spirits of the group. There was no indication of who dug the Mines and there were no records of them in Albany, nor any records mentioning any record containing information about them. If you were to look at the archives and read only a handful of the documents they hold you soon would realize everything is recorded somewhere. Actions and objects have a value. Valuables have owners. Everyone, everywhere, always, wants to know about their possessions. And they do not want to hear "We don't know." New Netherland was owned and run as a business, The Dutch West India Company. Businessmen ask many questions about their business. It is their business. But, there are no records of the Mines in Amsterdam. New York is a Royal Province. Not a colony with many freeholders as most are. It is a personal possession of the Crown. As is England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Monarchs ask many questions. It's mostly what they do. They want immediate answers. They have multitudes of men to ask and record those answers for them. So many men they have to put them in cabinets. His Majesty King George II has not, nor have any of his men, asked a single question or made a single record of the Mines. In the nearly 100 years of British Rule no King, nor Queen had. So who were they made for?
Castle life in Upstate New York 🏰✨ Can I move in? 😍
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Did you know the Rice Building was originally 6 stories with 3 towers on the roof? The top floor and towers were removed after being destroyed in a fire. Swipe for a current photo (📸:@chudmonstar) #tbt#TroyNy#EnjoyTroy
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Up to bake today's pastries and enjoy a good cup of JB Peel coffee with this mornings glorious sunrise. Even in the bitter cold of winter there is always something to be grateful for.
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Visit the Adirondacks like never before and spend your downtime relaxing at this stunning hand-crafted A-Frame. 🌲
During the day, venture out into the serene forest to remember why you love nature.
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