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App Spotlight: The McCormick Foundation's Cantigny Park

Q&A with Diane Gutenkauf, Director of the Robert R. McCormick Museum

Cantigny Park is the former estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. 576 more words


The Garden Island of Mainau

The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.

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The Tuileries in late winter

The Jardins des Tuileries is one of my favourite parks in Paris. It’s beautiful at any time of year, even at the end of winter when the trees are bare and the park seems almost empty. 77 more words

The Right Bank

Orange In Prague

Some random photos taken from the trip to Prague from last October — there are no real stories behind them … whimsical captures, but then maybe they were meant for a theme/day like this. 111 more words


Marie Antoinette's farm at Versailles

If you are visiting Marie Antoinette’s domain in Versailles – the Petit Trianon and her hamlet – make sure you continue on up to her farm. 311 more words

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Spider spectacular!

It was a jam-packed weekend of activities in the Garden: The tomato festival invited to visit stalls, tomato tastings, plant & produce sales on the Band Lawn, plenty of kids explored Disney’s Fairy Trail, and for the romantically minded there was a massive red heart painted on the lawn in front of the tropical pyramid inviting lovers to showcase their best Valentine’ Day snaps on  665 more words

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Montparnasse cemetery

Although visiting a cemetery may seem a slightly morbid thing to do, in Paris – like so many things – they become an art form. There are several dotted around the city, and they are also places to pay homage to the country’s famous writers, artists, actors and singers amongst many others, and sometimes even a home to contemporary art. 151 more words

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