Isn't this the most magnificent dining table ever? It is at Grey Towers in Milford, Pennsylvania and was conceived of by Cornelia Pinchot.
|The view above the Finger Bowl|
Unbelievably, Grey Towers was a summer home and Cornelia wanted the outside to be an extension of the living space. She did not have a dining room inside the house and in case of a downpour they ate in the sitting room.
Cornelia had one rule at the Finger Bowl, and that was that guests were forbidden from passing food along the edges. All dishes must be passed across the water in floating bowls. How delightful! Engineers said the table was impossible, but she told them to do it anyway, and look, here it still sits.
If you could time travel where would you like to go for dinner?