The Georgetown Metropolis

Dumbarton Oaks

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  1. georgetowncitizen

    Alas, that polished pebble garden at Dumbarton Oaks used to be covered by a beautiful scrim of water from the fountains on either end. But then it was discovered that the water leaked because its concrete shell surrounding the garden had shrunk, leaving a gap through which the water could leak. Did Dumbarton Oaks ever repair it? No. And this despite an endowment well over a billion dollars. It decided the gardens were secondary to its academic mission, and I guess they are. But still, as a former docent (and garden guide) there, I find this a very sad commentary.

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