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A vineyard in Montmartre

If you find yourself on the wrong side of Montmartre, it can seem like a nightmarish tourist trap. But get yourself around the back, and it’s like stepping back in time. 399 more words

The Right Bank

(Rhyzomatous) Nymphaeaceae (New York Botanical Garden)

Water lilies in the pools outside at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden, in the Bronx on a bright June Sunday. 62 more words


The King's vegetable garden in Versailles

The King’s vegetable garden, or ‘Potager du Roi’ was built in Versailles in 1683 at the request of Louis XIV, and the food grown here was used to feed the king and court. 280 more words

Parks & Gardens

Under Copenhagen

On the face of it, it probably was a bizarre decision descending from a glorious sun- bedecked Copenhagen with a sky so blue, into Denmark’s only dripstone cave, … 237 more words


Keizersberg Abbey Park, Leuven: Not for young children

As a father of four, my reviews of places to visit are often seen through the eyes of parents with young children (although mine are now well beyond that stage). 449 more words


It's come to my attention

That I have not updated my blog in 6 months.

So let me take a moment to mention the Best towns 2015 contest. Please go vote for Port Angeles we are in the final 2! 8 more words


Rouge Cloître, where nature meets history and art

This week I take you to one of the more popular green spaces in the South of Brussels. It’s not hard to see why people were and are still drawn to this place. 530 more words