As we sit here on the north shore of Long Island with several inches of ice and many feet of snow covering everything within sight, I couldn't help but write about this amazing pool in East Hampton. Architectural Digest included it as one of the world’s most "extraordinary collection of striking swimming pools" in their August 2010 article titled "Pools Around the World." The owner, an avid gardener, used the old garden wall as a backdrop for plantings to enhance the Palladian style property designed by Alexander Gorlin. Hidden carefully behind the pool, up on the hill, is the guest house that Gorlin designed for the owners. I've included a few extra striking pools that AD found around the world. Enjoy!