Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pic Today 10/26/11









BELIEVE IT OR NOT:
THIS WAS ONCE A PRIVATE HOME & GARDEN

When oil was discovered in Oklahoma in 1901,
Waite Phillips became fabulously rich.

He used his enormous oil riches
to build this extravagant mansion
and manicured hillside water garden.

Here's the good part . . .
he donated his mansion and grounds to Tulsa.
Today, it operates as a private art museum,
called the Philbrook Museum of Art.

The gardens and estate are extraordinarily beautiful.
This historic home and estate now belong to the people
and are definitely worth the visit.




18 comments:

  1. This is simply a wonder ...
    A dream ...
    What a beautiful place ...
    Thanks migo mine, I love this!
    A big hug.
    You're a great photographer, photographs with soul ...

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  2. Very beautiful.
    I took a trip, I visited the lake, the garden and the house, I love that kind of place and when I have opportunity to go to Tulsa, I'll visit him, for now I am with the beautiful photos .. Congratulations on your images.
    hugs
    Giovanna

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  3. Piękna miejsca odwiedzasz i dobrze przyglądasz się szczegółom.

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  4. Wow! they must have found a lot of oil. I like the fish.

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  5. vaya preciosidad, un lugar bellísimo y unos magníficos detalles. Un abrazo Rick

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  6. Fantastic photos, Rick. Congratulations!

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  7. I love the garden!

    Beautiful photos Rick.
    oa.s

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  8. wonderful building!!! So dreamy!
    xx Ilka

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  9. This story , this garden and this building all are darn pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    xo

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  10. Beautiful place. Great photos! Have a nice day.

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  11. This place is gorgeous! What a wonderful garden! What a beauty of classical proportions!
    "When we build, let us think that we built forever."- John Ruskin

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  12. What a beautiful places..Have a nice day

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  13. WOW!!! like a magical fairytale castle! and the garden is an absolute dream. Wonderful and very impressive images. Like a little mini break - thank you!

    wish you a nice evening my friend and many thanks for your so nice (as always !!) comments on my blog,

    warmest hugs from
    isabella

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  14. the guy wasn't kitting... Great images, French and English gardens...

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  15. Wonderful place!..congratulations..

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  16. The box hedging is used to perfection, leading up to the little folly. And that is my kind if entrance hall :-)
    Thanks for showing us.

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  17. Can you imagine???
    My goodness this is beautiful.
    I absolutely love the landscaping.

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  18. really WONDERFUL place!
    and so good that it is for the people
    I would love to visit :)
    the soul needs this kind of experiences

    good weekend Rick

    Susanne

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