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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Yaddo Gardens, Saratoga Springs

Hi There,
The Yaddo Gardens are breathtaking
It would be an outstanding place for a wedding and its gorgeous!
I thought that Palazzo Riggi was huge. 
The house on this premise speaks a whole bigger huge.
its enormous.
Its a neighborhood.
It was gorgeous, as were the pretty gardens.
The mansion was bought in 1881 by Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina. They renamed it Yaddo.
It actually burnt to the ground 10 years later and so they had to rebuild in 1893
It was the scene of the famous house parties attended by artists, statesmen and industrialists.
Spencer designed the gardens in 1899 for his wife, as a gift of love. 
After both had passed away, Yaddo became a working artists community. Only the gardens are open to the public, but the mansion is for Artists and provides them uninterrupted time to work, good working conditions, and a supportive community. Some artists previously worked there:
Milton Avery, Truman Capote, Anne Porter, Carlos Williams, etc.
Here are the pictures I took when I visited. In full bloom I imagine the beauty to be pure bliss.


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