Saratoga Springs | James Reynolds Murals at the Gideon Putnam

I spent the past few days at a meeting up in Saratoga Springs.  We didn't get much time for exploration and/or splashing in mineral water in vintage tubs - but we did have dinner next to the great Adirondack murals at the Gideon Putnam resort.  Painted in 1939 by Irish artist James Reynolds, they're a complete precursor to Ludwig Bemelmans' 1953 book, Parsley (a book I never read, but an astute facebook friend pointed out).


  1. Editor says:

    Love this-- thanks so much for posting. You must go up for the Meet-- beautiful horses! The Racing Hall of Fame museum is a blast and you should check out the Lincoln Ave. cemetery, the Adelphi Hotel, Hatties for fried chicken, and the Parting Glass for Guinness.

  2. dulci says:

    i'm from upstate NY and can attest to the fact that Hattie's Chicken Shack is the best thang going.