Thursday, May 2, 2013

Brought to You Today By the Letter E

A young man in the army
during World War 2
finds himself in the thick
of allied Espionage.

As a member of Ultra,
he kept a closely guarded secret.
Britain possessed the Enigma -
a Nazi encoding machine.

Our soldier,
Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr.,
interpreted the Enciphered messages
intercepted from the Germans.

But it was not for his work as a spy
that our soldier wished to be remembered,
for the beautiful garden he left
for public Enjoyment.

Escaping the summer heat,
the Sr. Rosengarten family
summered in Wayne, PA

Their Estate named Chanticleer,
after the fictional castle in Thackeray's novel the Newcomes,
eventually became the full time home of the
entire Rosengarten Family.

When our soldier died in 1990
he generously left his property
for the enjoyment and Education
of the public.


Chanticleer Endures today
as a pleasure garden
overseen by a board
of Rosengarten relatives.

Chanticleer Garden
786 Church Rd.
Wayne, PA

Thank you Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr.


Sarah Huizenga said...

What a beautiful place and such lovely images.

MadSnapper said...

to me the E for this post is Enchanting and so Enjoyable... the photos are superb...

jabblog said...

What a lovely place to visit - a magnet for gardeners, painters, nature-lovers.

tiarastantrums said...

just lovely - thanks for sharing all this

Kim Cunningham said...

Awesome words and captures! This place looks lovely!

Driftwood and Pumpkin said...

Wow, what a beautiful story and a beautiful place to visit. We simply must meet up some time...I am not too far away from you!

Serendipityissweet said...

Beautiful post!! Your images are just stunning.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. That first shot is brilliant!

Kerry said...

Oh my, these are just wonderful wonderful shots, Rebecca. Exquisite. I've never heard of this garden, but am so glad to have a peek through your lens.

Sharon said...

Love, love, love your post! I thought the E was going to be for England, too. Imagine this lovely place is in PA! Thank you for sharing this story and your photos with us!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Amazing story and beautiful garden! What a treasure! xx

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful :)

Linda Kittmer said...

Such a beautiful post. I especially love the image with the spirals. Stunning!

Kim Stevens said...

I loved your post, everything, and the photos are just gorgeous, all of them! But your capture of the woman painting the scene....adore!

genie said...

This is a wonderful collection of pictures of one beautiful estate and grounds. Your accompanying words bring it all to life for the viewer. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed looking at and reading all of your commentary. Beth and I did have mucho FUN and FRIENDSHIP on our walk. 40 years separate us in age, but you would not have known it for a minute. We were like 2 little kids in a candy store. I wish more bloggers - me included - could meet one another. It is special. genie

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful..Thank you for sharing at the hop my sweet bloggy friend xo

Unknown said...

Exquisite photos and post, thank you so much for sharing them at our ready to waltz party :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the way you wove the e-words throughout this fun-to-read piece.

Anita Johnson said...

I would love to escape there for a weekend too.