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Sunday Sailors

On Sunday morning there are no model sailing boats for hire in the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Instead the pond hosts a flotilla of mostly home made boats, ranging from simple bath toys to intricately detailed historical models. 67 more words

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A Taste of Spring

Saturday, May 19th

Join Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), a nonprofit devoted to preservation and stewardship of land in Princeton, for “A Taste of Spring,” a benefit event at a private home in Princeton, New Jersey. 199 more words

A special Tree

Almost 200 years and looks so strong and mighty. You find it on Margit Island in the Danube.



Watering the garden I noticed this small hornbeam sapling having sprung back to life… last year it turned leafless pretty early in autumn and I thought it was gone. 110 more words


A Historical Romance

The Giardino di Ninfa ‘has been called the world’s most romantic garden’.  Travel websites endlessly repeat variations on this phrase.  In fact Charles Quest-Ritson in his 1992 book ‘The English Garden Abroad’ described Ninfa as ‘the most beautiful and romantic garden in the world’.   382 more words

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Water Power

The present day visitor to the Villa d’Este arrives at the top of the hill.  A short walk through a series of cool, shady rooms brings you to a terrace with a panoramic view over the spectacular garden and surrounding countryside.   511 more words

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