Arts Everyday Living: Summer Interlude at the Vanderbilt Water Lilies Pool

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I’m still on vacation but I would like to share a recent visit to the Pool House, part of the Vanderbilt National Historic Site at Hyde Park In New York state.  The extremely wealthy Vanderbilts are long gone though “Barefoot Kate” continues to welcome visitors to the estate’s lovely water lily pool. The little information I have been able to discover on this intriguing statue (including the nickname) is from the F.W. Vanderbilt Garden Association website. The date of its creation is given as 1902.  However, the identity of the sculptor appears to be unknown.

Enjoy the mini-tour, both above and below the water!

 

Pool House, Vanderbilt Gardens, photo by Joan Hart, 2013

Pool House, Vanderbilt Gardens, photo by Joan Hart, 2013

 

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Barefoot Kate, Vanderbilt Gardens, photo by Joan Hart,  2013

 

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Barefoot Kate, details, this slide and next slide

 

 

 

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Water Lilies

 

 

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Water Lilies, Vanderbilt Garden, photo by W. Elisabeth Larson, 2013

 

The above photos are by Joan Hart and W. Elisabeth Larson.

 

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