Tomb With A View

April 2, 2010

Olmsted designed only two cemeteries during his long and varied career. One is Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery. And boy, does it live up to its name.

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The Other Bear Valley…

March 31, 2010

Knew my visit to Cali wouldn’t be complete unless I made a pilgrimage to Bear Valley, a town where Olmsted lived when he was a goldmine supervisor. But people tended to assume I was simply lost. I must mean Bear Valley, the popular ski resort.

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March 30, 2010

People forget that not only was Olmsted a peerless landscape architect, he was also a pioneering conservationist.

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Stanford U’s Future Lies in an Olmsted Plan from its Past…

March 29, 2010

Was amazed to learn that Stanford circa 2010 is in the process of redesigning part of its campus to be in line with Olmsted’s original design.

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