And Doris found herself - once more - underneath the stars

To REALLY appreciate the stars, View on Black Background


The photo was given to by Darryl Copeland of Beverly Hills. His story:


“My name is Darryl Copeland and I was a close friend of Doris. I spent three years designing and installing night lighting in the Duke Gardens. My wife and I lived at Duke Farms for five years. We had dinner with [Doris] almost every night when she was at the farm, and we went to Newport almost every weekend to work on the Newport Restoration project. We stayed in touch and remained friends until she died.


My friend Eduardo Tirella and Doris designed the Gardens. Doris loved the gardens and I know she would not approve of changing them in any way. I hope you will take an interest in this, and help save a beautiful landmark.”


Doris Duke created these Gardens to honor the father she adored, who died when she was twelve.


May 25th 2008, they will be closed and gutted by her Trustees: Joan Spero, (President), Nannerl Keohane (Chair), John Mack (Vice Chair), Harry Demopoulos, Anthony Fauci, James Gill, Anne Hawley, Peter Nadosy, William Schlesinger, John H.T. Wilson and John E. Zuccotti.


E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. It was from there that we emerged, to see— once more— the stars. Dante.


This page has been Dugg. Photographer unknown; the camera information is dummy, to enable an Explore ranking.


See the daytime view . This lovely archival photo of Doris Duke's French Garden at night was Explored on May 22nd. Please use it to increase public awareness of what will be destroyed.


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Taken sometime in 1981