Sunday, October 2, 2016

A visit to Hillwood

Hillwood is one of Washington, D.C.'s true treasures, hidden in northwest Washington, overlooking Rock Creek Park.   Once the home of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post,  Hillwood is now a museum that honors her life and her important collections in decorative arts  (Russian and French), porcelain, art work -- and for royal enthusiasts - Romanov portraits, Faberge eggs ... and the Romanov bridal crown that Princess Alix of Hesse and By Rhine wore when she married Nicholas II of Russia.

I visited Hillwood on Friday with a good friend, author Ilana Miller (The Four Graces).  It was a lovely day (apart from the rainy weather.)

I could not use flash inside the house.

Empress Alexandra

Alexander III

Nicholas II

Catherine the Great


OctoberLily said...

Wow, what wonderful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing them!

Unknown said...

I love everything except the Vegetable People. What a glorious way to live!

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The Vegetable people represent the Four Seasons

Unknown said...

Still don't like them! the pictures they are based on have always just given me the creeps,great artist,amazing skill but not for me.

George-Alexander Timok said...

Very intriguing house!

MAXny said...

Another place to visit during one of my quarterly visit's to DC.

Mark Jablin said...

I was there in June.

It was a great place to visit.

Mark Jablin