When I visited Tudor Place a few years ago, it was the Sunday after Thanksgiving (i.e. the first day of Advent) – the one day that sort of overlaps Thanksgiving season and Christmas season. 25 more words
Green Animals Topiary Garden is actually in Portsmouth, the town where my mother is actually from. This house is a little smaller than the grandest mansions, with a whimsical theme to its grounds as the main draw.
Many visitors to Ashland in the 1950s would never have realized that the mansion continued to be a private home. This reality was downplayed—if not hidden—from public view for nine years. 923 more words