Are you familiar with the work of Frederick Law Olmsted? He was born on this date in 1822.
|Central Park, NYC|
Olmsted was innovative and vitally interested in conservation. His efforts resulted in lands being set aside for the first national park at Yosemite Valley and aided in preserving the natural wonders of
. Definitely, a man before his time. Niagara Falls
As we move into Spring, it is fitting that we pause to remember the contributions of visionaries like Olmsted and enjoy the parks and urban oasis that they were instrumental in setting aside for us. It kind of of makes me want to make up a floral quilt right now!
To learn more about landscape architecture, see this site: http://www.asla.org/design/
I found the links on that site about
|Capitol grounds, Washington, DC|
|Reflecting Pool at UC-Berkeley|
|Columbia Exposition of 1893, Chicago|