Saturday, May 29, 2010

the boathouse-prospect park;brooklyn

12 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful piece Tom. I love all of it but most of all...I LOVE THE TREE!!!

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  2. thanks janie - the trees here are beyond belief - such huge and expressive things

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  3. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Tom!!! Excellent execution bravo! :)

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  4. thanks so much, and a little history!

    the original boathouse by calvin vaux in olmstead's prospect park was built in 1867, but was replaced in 1905 by this neo-classical, beaux-arts building by frank helmle and ulrich huberty.

    in the '60's it was saved hours before demolition and since 1972 has been on the nat. register of historic places. in 2002, it was re-opened; completely restored.

    the site also features many beautiful mature trees, including the famed "camperdown elm"

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  5. great job Thomas,
    very clever how you use the rock and the tree to guied us to the focal point !!!!!
    jan :)

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  6. Initially I thought you had posted a photograph. You make such clever use of watercolours.

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  7. One of your best, Thomas!I love the whiteness of the villa against the greens as well as the details in the tree looming large in the forground...Very beautiful.Inspiring.

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  8. Fantastic job, Thomas! Congratulations one more time.

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