Here’s an attraction we would like to visit: The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland, England is a poison garden. The garden is property of Jane Percy, Duchess of Northumberland. She was inspired by the poison garden at the Medici Estate in Padua, Italy
These images date from the sixties and seventies. Time hasn’t change much don’t you think? Even the way we dress is only just slightly altered in detail, just like the kind of bikes we ride. Same goes for drugs, although heroin is very 2003…… but never mind that, it’s just a detail.
The Gilded Palace of Sin was recorded in 1969 by The Flying Burrito Brothers. The record sleeve is very hippie and trippy, so was the band for that matter. Anyways, special about this cover is that the suits are designed by Nudie Cohn, “the rodeo tailor”, Gram Parsons’ suit is the most famous one, it’s embellished with poppies, pills, marijuana leaves, and a large, religious, cross. Flower Power at it’s best! (be sure to read about Mr Parsons and see the video nelow, you’ll see what we mean by “trippy”)
The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Gilded Palace of Sin, 1969, record cover. Barry Feinstein, photographer, Tom Wilkes, art director. (via Autry National Center; 2012.7.1.3 )