|Frederick L. Olmsted|
Olmsted's concept of beauty in design is amazing. This can be seen in all his works, to name a few, Arnold Arboretum, Back Bay Fens, Belle Isle, Boston's Emerald Necklace (which I will explain in greater detail), Buffalo New York, Central Park, Druid Hills in Atlanta GA, Franklin Park, Grounds of the US Capital, Jamaica Pond, Mount Royal in Montreal Quebec, Muddy Rivers Link, Niagara Falls State Reservation, Prospect Park, The Biltmore, and The Colombian Exchange. Every morning I get to enjoy a piece of the Emerald Necklace. It took Olmsted almost twenty years (1878-1896) to create the six parks and waterways known as the Emerald Necklace.
|The Emerald Necklace|
|A picture of Olmsted Park that I took last fall on my way to work|
|Another picture of Olmsted's Park that I took last fall on my way to work|
The Emerald Necklace is the only remaining intact linear park designed by Olmsted, Americas first landscape architect. It is listed on the national register of historic places. Green and open spaces, rivers and ponds, a wealth and diversity of trees, shrubs, flowers, wildlife, bridges and other structures make up this urban jewel.
References: http://www.newbedford.com/olmsted.html#works, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmsted_Park, http://www.nps.gov/frla/index.htm