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Post Industrial Salt Marsh (Richard W. DeKorte Park)

Went on an ex-urban hike through the ecological ruins alongside the northern parts of the New Jersey Turnpike. What remains a sublimely wasted industrial, post-industrial landscape is now complemented by a group of parks and trails forming a wet-green lung. 269 more words


Promenade Plantée Revisited

Crossing a bridge of timber decking the pedestrian walkway seems to slice through a curved block of flats, heading for a distant patch of sunlit greenery. 268 more words


Shadows in the Park

In the Jardin du Luxembourg the horse chestnut trees are in full leaf now.  The solid blocks of foliage cast dark bands of shade and the low evening sun, reaching between the trees, seems all the brighter in contrast.   44 more words


The highlights of Warsaw and a selfie with Frederic Chopin

The absolute must see in the historic area of Warsaw: the Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage site), glimpses on Wisła (our river), the elegant Krakowskie Przedmieście, the modern University of Warsaw Library, the Chopin’s heart and… a personal selfie photo session with the composer. 524 more words


Unsentimental Hawk (Riverside Park)

On my own with the dog out late sunny Friday afternoon an hour or so before sundown and Shabbat for a walk in Riverside Park. I stopped to watch the Red-Tail. 30 more words


The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken. Beauty and the Beast

For three weeks every spring, the phenomenal Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Brussels) are opened to the public.

In 2017 they are open from 14 April to 5 May, every day except Monday, 09.30 to 16.00. 823 more words


A Seat in the Park

Chairs in the Jardin du Luxembourg start the week neatly lined up around the lawns and gravel pathways.  Visitors are free to move the chairs where they wish….. 49 more words

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