Vintage landscape: huis Nijenburg

Nijenburg, 1889, Archief AlkmaarAnother sketch by C.W. Bruinvis: the front of Nijenburg house with a wide pond, statues, and clipped hedges, Heiloo, Netherlands, 1895, via Regionaal Archief Alkmaar Commons on flickr.

Today the estate is a nature reserve. The house, of course, is a romantic wedding venue.

There’s a 2011 photo of practically the same view as above here.

Vintage landscape: a terrace

Heiloo, 1815, via Alkmaar Archives on flickrA farmhouse of To (or Ter) Coulster, in the town of Heiloo, Netherlands, 1815, by J. A. Crescent, via Regionaal Archief Alkmaar Commons on flickr.

You can click on the image to enlarge it. There are more of Crescent’s charming watercolors here.

A garden is the interface between the house and the rest of civilization.

Geoffrey B. Charlesworth