Description Reflect upon your present blessings~of which every man has many~not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.~Charles DickensAutumn at the old Victorian Swan House, once belonging to George Ross MacKenzie, who was born and reared in the highlands of Scotland, and who conceived the idea of establishing an American designed home among the picturesque mountain scenery of New York State.Having made his house as attractive as possible, Mr. MacKenzie turned his attention to the extensive grounds about, and with the aid of landscape gardeners and skilled workers, rendered them beautiful. The grounds around the mansion were laid out in terraces and planted with rare shrubs, vines and flowers, along rows of silver maples were set out on either side of the winding walks. Artificial lakes and ponds were made, and in the center of the lakes, on a small island, was built a swan house, about which many of the graceful birds floated.Photographed in Glen Spey, New York, USAToday the property sits vacant with a for sale sign along the way. Mr. MacKenzie has long ago passed away,the swan house is circa 1863.
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Pamela is a "Keeper of Days Gone By". Through her photographic artworks she lends style and ambiance of historical landmarks and notable places in and around the Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange county areas of New York, USA.
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