Sunday, October 12, 2008

Daytrip to Olana

It was a beautiful weekend for a fall daytrip. Just an hour south of our frost-bitten gardens, Olana State Historic Site still had a flower garden in full bloom, even as the trees were starting to turn.

Olana was built by Hudson River School painter Frederic Church, and was inspired by his travels in the Middle East.

The house tour guide never explained what "Olana" meant, but Wikipedia's Olana entry explains that it means "our church on high" in Arabic.