India Currents: Filoli Gardens – Built to Dazzle!

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Do you remember the 80’s soap opera “Dynasty?” I remember it so clearly. As the credits rolled, they showed an aerial view of Filoli Gardens – it was supposed to represent the fictional, over-the-top Carrington family’s ancestral seat.

I had recently moved to graduate school in Boston and remember my roommate waxing poetic about the series. Dynasty focused on the lives of the Carrington family, a wealthy and powerful oil family who, “lived and sinned in a 48-room mansion.”

Photos by Sree Sripathy for India Currents/CatchLight Local.