The Rookery: Behind the Scenes

As luck would have it, after years of wondering what it looked like upstairs in the Rookery, I got two behind-the-scenes visits in the last month (one with Open House Chicago and one with the National Trust for Historic Preservation). So now I am here to share with you: what is really up the stairs… Read More The Rookery: Behind the Scenes

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Covered Bridges

There are several things that are iconic to Vermont. Among them: maple syrup, fall foliage, and, of course, covered bridges. Covered bridges were once entirely utilitarian but are now perhaps most valued for their scenic qualities and history. Vermont has over 100 covered bridges–that’s more covered bridges per square mile than any other state. Covered bridges became popular in… Read More Covered Bridges