Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Winter at Olana

In spite of the seventeen degree weather and wind we enjoyed spending time at Olana, the 250 acre Persian style home of Hudson River School Artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) in the town of Greenport, Columbia County, New York. It was interesting to discover that Olana means "our church on high" in Arabic.
The house has an absolutely spectacular view of the Catskill Mountains and of the Hudson River.

9 Comments:

Blogger Tabor said...

While I have never heard of this place it is but another in my long list of places I'd like to see some day. That photo does look bitterly cold.

7:05 AM  
Blogger NatureWoman said...

This is such a beautiful place. I hope to visit it sometime in the near future. I love how it looks this time of year.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Kay McKenzie Cooke. said...

It looks so atmospheric and solid with many stories held close. Amazing and unique. I trust it gave you something to hold and cherish and take with you into the new year.
Happy New Year!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

touring this beautiful home sounds like the perfect way to spend a cold winter's day! i always loved touring atlanta's callanwolde estate at christmas when the home is dressed in beautiful decor. i hope this one was sparkling in christmas jewels while you were there. so good to see you back here. i miss your beautiful posts!

9:58 AM  
OpenID fourwindsphotojournal said...

This looks interesting! Love the trees in the photo.
I am going to add you to my google reader, so I don't miss your posts.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

7:40 AM  
Blogger the wild magnolia said...

Wonderful for a place such as this to remain to be visited.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous celia said...

The church certainly has that Persian feel about it in it's design. Great photo, I'd love to see this in person some day.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Bella Mills said...

I love the church location on the top of the hill. What a beautiful picture. Looking at this image I can feel the cold creeping up on me.

10:41 PM  
Blogger isawyourghost said...

This is an absolutely beautiful picture. I'd love to visit that place someday.

7:50 PM  

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