Monday, August 29, 2016

Walking the Grounds of Alvethorpe Manor.

Alvethorpe Manor (built 1938)
Jenkintown, PA
Alvethorpe Manor 
was once home to Lessing Rosenwald.  
the son of the president and chairman 
of Sears, Roebuck & Co. 

Windows of Alvethorpe Manor

Lessing moved to Jenkintown, PA 
to open a catalog supply center in Philadelphia 
for the company.  

Scultpture Park at Abington Art Center

Rosenwald donated his home to the local township as a cultural center. 
Today it houses The Abington Art Center. 

The Whole World Acts a Part by Brian McCutcheon

The grounds, open to the public at no charge,
 display a changing collection of sculptures. 

Featuring me in Fairy Tales in Reflection: Mirror Mirror by Jeanne Jaffe

You could spend an hour here wandering the trails  
among the sculptures.

Sea Spider by Karen Kieser

But I am guessing the best time to come is in fall...

Wait Upon by Jay Walker
...when all the leaves are changing. 

The Old Abington Meetinghouse on the grounds. 

I bet it is gorgeous then. 

A Hint of Fall

Abington Art Center 
515 Meetinghouse Road 
Jenkintown, PA 19046


MadSnapper said...

love that hint of fall and the windows are really beautiful. my favorite is YOU in the fairy mirror...

Wayne said...

I love 'A Hint of Fall'!!!! I lived in the Glenside/Abington area for many years and had no idea this place existed ...

Neesie said...

An interesting place to visit. It looks like the kind of place that you just don't know what you'll come upon. Gorgeous photo's and I agree with you, I think fall would be stunning.
Thanks for sharing ;D

Chere Mama said...

Love the last pic!! Hurry up fall!! It does seem like it would be a lovely thing to be the mistress of such a least for a week or two. Love all the photos.

Tamar SB said...

What a great place to explore!!

abrianna said...

Beautiful grounds and buildings. I also bet mid spring with flowers in bloom would also be pretty.

abrianna said...

Beautiful grounds and buildings. I also bet mid spring with flowers in bloom would also be pretty.

kathyinozarks said...

oh what a lovely place-thank you for sharing

Teresa said...

A great post, thank you. I would love to explore that artwork there.

Hansedeern said...

Wounderful photos! I like what you see with your camera!
Have a lucky week!
xxx Britta

Shantana said...

What a lovely place and loved your images...specially the last one!

Greetings from Dubai and will be back soon! Have a fantastic day ahead!


Sarah Huizenga said...

Looks like a fabulous place that I would greatly enjoy. I need to find some new cool "old" places around here. I just need to get out and travel again. August has not been the best month.

Alicia said...

Love places like that! Would love to see it in the Fall.

Mersad said...

What a great place to explore. It's really stunning and nice to see that you have included yourself in the shots as well. Thank you for linking up with "Through My Lens"

Mersad Donko Photography

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Beautiful place to visit. Great shots!