Summer Formal (30 images)
Formal gardens are creepy. These are the gardens at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills - as seen in many movies, but always open to the general public, when one of the major studios isn't filming there. They do that a lot when they need a place that looks so formal it's almost severe, bordering on the surreal. It's always the place where the evil rich person lives, going mad. The roses are blindingly white. The ornamental artichokes are dead black, with a touch of purple. There are odd faces...