Reinventing Ninfa: Il Giardino di Ninfa, Part 2

The 17th century saw the death of ancient Ninfa, once sacred to water nymphs. Has she returned to those roots? Earlier this week, we spoke of the tumultuous history of the Italian city of Ninfa. You can read that post here. She began as an agricultural community crowned by a temple dedicated to water nymphs and grew into … Continue reading Reinventing Ninfa: Il Giardino di Ninfa, Part 2

Mysteries, Second Set: Views of the Philbrook Villa

Here is my second set of Mysteries, this time featuring the architecture and gardens of the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa. The Philbrook Museum is a fascinating collection of art housed in a modified1920s villa, surrounded by formal and informal gardens. The house once belonged to oil pioneer Waite Phillips and his wife Genevieve and was designed by Kansas … Continue reading Mysteries, Second Set: Views of the Philbrook Villa