Olana for a tour. It was the home of American landscape painter, Frederic Church and his family.We paid the extra for the two story tour and again it was a most delightful and informative tour. Nothing like an enthusiastic docent!
Thomas Cole, long time teacher and mentor to Frederic Church. I thought it would be the perfect end to our adventures, plus they had one dollar off coupons at Olana.
honey locust tree in front of the house.
And here is a shot of some dried thorns. They are huge! Definitely not a climbing tree.
I was hoping to learn more about the relationship between Church and Cole and more about Cole's life in general however the guide was otherwise distracted and more interested in other less-focused details. In the end it was a disappointing tour.