Oldfields - Lilly House

For the history on this property, go here http://www.imamuseum.org/visit/oldfields-lilly-house-gardens/history

Oldfields–Lilly House and Gardens is a 26-acre historic estate and house museum located on the IMA campus, north of the main Museum complex. Lilly House is a 22-room mansion that was once the home of J.K. Lilly Jr., the late Indianapolis businessman, collector and philanthropist. Known historically as Oldfields, the estate features gardens and grounds designed in the 1920s by Percival Gallagher of the famous landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers.

This happened to be my first time seeing the place and unfortunately, it was closed. But I got to see this incredible view of the gorgeous estate with an even more gorgeous sunset behind it.
WOW, gorgeous!!!
posted July 30th, 2014  
This is a fantastic shot- they should use it for promotions.
posted July 30th, 2014  
@amandal thank you Amanda! How is your thumb?

@olivetreeann wow, thank you Ann!!! I do find it surprising that a Museum of Art website has photos to promote the place that are very average in appearance (at best)... they really do need better shots. Maybe I should contact them and see if they might be interested.
posted July 30th, 2014  
Fabulous formal mansion... and that sky is gorgeous!
posted July 30th, 2014  
@jsw0109 Absolutely! Go for it. The worst they can say is no. Jeff I think you take some of the best sky shots. I don't always get to see them but the moment you come up on my feed, I'm looking at your pictures and thinking, "Wow- I wish I could take shots like that!"
posted July 30th, 2014  
Gorgeous building and love the sky
posted July 30th, 2014  
Fav! Everything just works so well together. Love the sky.

I was there once. Sadly, a lot of it is not wheelchair accessible.
posted July 30th, 2014  
Beautiful composition - amazing skies.
posted July 30th, 2014  
This is lovely
posted July 30th, 2014  
Been there, and it is quite the home
posted July 30th, 2014  
Lovely shot - great dramatic sky.
posted July 30th, 2014  
@jsw0109 Fine, merely a flesh wound. Burned my eyes tonight, though. What is with me and trying to destroy my eyes this summer? It's like the 4th thing that has happened with them. Opened the oven and the steam went right into my eyes. They still hurt.
posted July 30th, 2014  
Wow! Looks like a remarkable place. You must go back to tour it. It's in Indianapolis? The sunset in this photo is stupendous. Fav.
posted July 30th, 2014  
@khawbecker yes, on the northwest side by Crown Hill Cemetery
posted July 30th, 2014  
@jsw0109 I'll keep this in mind. I sometimes drive through Indianapolis on my way from Iowa to Virginia. Would be nice to stop off for this.
posted July 30th, 2014  
Perfect exposure. You got the highs and lows blended perfectly.
posted July 30th, 2014  
Is this a HDR photo? Either way, it is stunning! Fav!
posted July 30th, 2014  
Terrific shot and a FAV for me.
posted July 30th, 2014  
FAV, I love this!! the sky really contrasts with the old mansion.
posted July 30th, 2014  
Love that sky!
posted July 30th, 2014  
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