Sunday, December 11, 2011
Olana on Foot
A couple of weeks ago, we took a minor detour off the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and visited Olana, artist Frederic Edwin Church's lavish Byzantine- inspired mansion. With its breathtaking views of the Hudson River, it's easy to see why the artist was duly inspired to create such equally captivating works of art. After a quick walk downhill to the education center, the kids were provided with backpacks for field notes and illustrations. Olivia worked on a nature sketch and Jackson did some architectural drawings-- both of which were added to the the center's walls.