East Coast Shoot, Day 4, continued: Alan Banks and Fairsted

June 23, 2009

rear view, 2009

rear view, 2009

Alan Banks, supervisory park ranger for the Fairsted National Historic Site, described the house at the time Olmsted purchased it in 1883 as “a shrub with windows.”

In fact, Olmsted remarked, while drafting the plans to the house’s landscape with his stepson, John Charles Olmsted,

“I don’t object to the cutting away of certain bramble patches if brambles are to take their place–or anything that will appear spontaneous & not need watering or care.  More moving or dug ground I object to.  Less wildness and disorder I object to.”

The crew shoots "the Hollow," the sunken garden of Fairsted

The crew shoots "the Hollow," the sunken garden of Fairsted.

Alan Banks comments on Olmsted, parks, and the music of landscape architecture

Alan Banks comments on Olmsted, parks, and the music of landscape architecture.

This time, thankfully, everyone fit inside

Olmsted's "out-of-door apartment" once again comes in handy. This time, thankfully, everyone fit inside.

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