Tagged With "garden"

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Re: England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating stop! As I seem to recall, George was one of your ancestors? Do I remember this correctly?
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Re: England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

PortMoresby ·
"...George was one of your ancestors?" No, though no doubt related somehow. But he is a favorite, seems kinder & more interesting than most of them.
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Re: England’s Thames Path: Kew Gardens

George G. ·
My wife Diane and I spent almost an entire day at Kew Gardens. So much natural beauty to see. We arrived from central London at the Kew Station in mid-morning and didn't leave until almost dusk. At one time our son had a possibility of being transferred to London and I recommended getting a place in the Kew Garden area for the beauty and quiet. One of my photos from Kew.
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Re: Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Professorabe ·
Any such list would be contentious, of course. However, this one doesn't contain a single garden in Africa and this, in my opinion, is a serious omission. The Majorelle Garden in Marrakesh and the Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town would be obvious contenders. There are also many more fantastic gardens in Asia - e.g. the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
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Re: Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

PHeymont ·
I think that's one of the problems with so much travel journalism: Top-Tenism, the urge to line things up in order and crown a winner. That means, often, directing attention away from wonderful things that 'didn't make the list.' I'd much rather see lists of 'Ten wonderful gardens you might enjoy' or 'ten restaurants I've enjoyed.' As for gardens: Some are quite formal, others either informal or with the goal of showing nature rather than decor. Some are large, others small. Some are...
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Re: Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and glorious photography!!
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Here is the missing link: https://www.ardernegardens.org.za/
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
A most beautiful garden!
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

GarryRF ·
It looks like a wonderful way to enjoy nature at its best !
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Re: February 21, 2020: A Great Green Wall, Madrid

GarryRF ·
Made me look twice !
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Re: Dale Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden

seesaw ·
Looks like a very enchanting exhibit. I really like the rectangles in the reflecting pool...clever design!
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Re: Wave Hill Arboretum, Bronx, New York

Travel Rob ·
Great piece and photos! You've convinced me to make a longer trip to NYC. My short stays don't do your spectacular city justice.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

DrFumblefinger ·
You wonder how many times Monet actually used these gardens as inspiration for his art -- likely hundreds. Perhaps his most spectacular pieces are the huge canvases he painted on display in Paris' Orangeria museum. These were the works of an old man loosing his eyesight to cataracts, but are truly spectacular!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

Former Member ·
Definitely hundreds! In fact, for the last 40 years of his life, he painted almost nowhere else. He even created a floating studio on a small boat so he could paint within his waters, and nearby on the Seine.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

Travel Rob ·
This is on my list now!I love gardens and this sounds like a perfect day trip.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

GarryRF ·
Once again - an excellent introduction to the Gardens and Museums of America. Loved the photo's too. Must have taken some time putting them all together. Thank you.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! The Huntington is one of my favorite places in the LA area and also pretty close to another one of my favorite spots ther , the beautiful racetrack, Santa Anita. As far as smog goes in LA , it really has gotten a lot better since I was a kid but still can be a shock to people.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

GarryRF ·
Smog in LA ? It doesn't mention that in the travel guides !
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

DrFumblefinger ·
Did you catch Gainsborough's PINKY and BLUE BOY? Among my favorites at the Huntington. I haven't visited the Huntington in about 15 years but when we lived in the LA area we would try to stop by at least once every few years.
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Re: California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

DrFumblefinger ·
Luv your garden posts! They've taught me to look at the micro of a garden, not just the overview. Thanks for this!
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Re: California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

PortMoresby ·
A nice observation, DrF, both aspects of the "art" I speak of.
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Re: Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Travel Luver ·
It's a great garden and a wonderful place to go for a walk or jog at the end of a summer's day.
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Re: Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
That's a wonderful oasis of paradise hidden away in a busy city. I love to follow sign posts to what I would call "picnic spots". Take a seat and feel all that strain melt away. Good find Ottoman !
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Re: Museum Island, Berlin (Where Gumbo was #271)

GarryRF ·
An amazing collection of sculpture. Worth a few days exploring the Museums alone. Fly Liverpool to Berlin with Ryanair return ticket for a 2 day trip. £105. Serious thoughts ......
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Re: In Egypt: Around Aswan

DrFumblefinger ·
You've the spirit of a pioneer. And it seems a terrific market!
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
You must be civilised in Canada too - cricket ! The original design for Central Park NY was made here - near Liverpool UK Birkenhead Park. Same guy did both. Just a bit smaller. We're a bit pushed for space over here !
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

DrFumblefinger ·
We are indeed very civilized here, but in full disclosure, cricket is just a footnote sport. Not played by many. There is only one sport in Canada and that is hockey. Every other sport combined would not equal half the popularity of ice hockey.
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
I guessed that DrF - that guy is way too close to the parked cars !
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

PHeymont ·
Close but no cigar on Central Park's designer (who also did my backyard, Brooklyn's Prospect Park). Birkenhead was the work of Joseph Paxton, while the other two were done by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Olmsted visited Birkenhead in 1850, three years after it opened, and while he was already thinking about Central Park, which opened in 1858. In his book "Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England, Olmsted wrote about Birkenhead: "five minutes of admiration, and a few more...
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted won a design competition to improve and expand Central Park with a plan he entitled the Greensward Plan . 8 years AFTER Olmsted visited the Peoples Garden - Birkenhead Park England. He said "that in democratic America there was nothing to be thought of as comparable with this People’s Garden" So he took the plans back to New York. Entered the Central Park competition 8 years later. And won using Paxton plans from the Peoples Garden in England as a guide.
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

PHeymont ·
Garry, no one doubts Paxton's influence on Olmsted, and on generations of others (as Olmsted influenced those who came after him), but surely there's a vast difference between learning from a master and applying similar ideas to different terrain on the one hand, and "plagiarism" of any sort on the other. That's especially so when we see how fully and publicly Olmsted acknowledged the model!
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
Apr 13, 2013 The boss of New York’s Central Park hailed his first visit to Birkenhead Park which inspired its design as “a dream come true” Doug Blonsky, president and chief executive of the New York Central Park said: “You drive around Birkenhead Park and there is no question that the physical similarities between here and Central Park are there" “To come here and take a look at it is a dream come true for me."
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Re: Majorelle Garden - Marrakech

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow! The colors just pop right off the computer screen! An amazingly beautiful place and again you've given us another reason to follow in your footsteps.
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Re: Majorelle Garden - Marrakech

GarryRF ·
You certainly have caught the gardens at their most colourful Mac. What time of year was it ?
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Re: Majorelle Garden - Marrakech

Mac ·
The visit was just 3 weeks ago, so mid-October, when the temperatures are pretty nice day and night (mind, the swimming pools get pretty cold....). It's more about the magic time of day GarryRF generally between 4 - 5 pm when the light is at it's best.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept 2, 2014: Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

Travel Rob ·
Thanks ,great to see the Jardin du Luxembourg in different seasons.It is one of my favorite places in the summer for people watching.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 14, 2015: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

Jonathan L ·
Of course anyone who watch Hockey Night Knows Don Cherry and his wonderful outfits. https://doncherryjacketwatch.f...erryhnic20110615.jpg
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 14, 2015: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Jonathan, Mr. Cherry is well known as a colorful character in just about every connotation of the word. His commentary was usually very entertaining and spot on in its accuracy of analysis.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 14, 2015: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

GarryRF ·
All that wonderful wholesome food ! Then....." Death by Chocolate " I think you have to be raised on Hockey to feel a need to watch it. Like Football ( that's non-US ) Cricket or Rugby !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 14, 2015: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
Dark chocolate is good for you Garry I actually don't watch hockey much anymore, although from time to time I'll try to catch a game in person. As with many sports, watching it on the tube doesn't do it justice. You need to see a game in person to appreciate the action, the speed of the sport, the skill in passing and stick handling. Done properly, I think it's one of the world's greatest spectator sports.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2014: Vegetables in Formal Garden, Musee Carnavalet

PortMoresby ·
If you like beautiful food gardens, I think you'd love this one in Versailles: http://www.potager-du-roi.fr/site/potager/index.htm I spent a good part of a day there, not long after the restored garden opened to the public, taking pictures in a drizzly rain. Not what you'd think of for a garden in Versailles, but wonderful.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2014: Vegetables in Formal Garden, Musee Carnavalet

PHeymont ·
We've spotted some more vegetables among the ornamentals, this time at the Bassin de la Villette in northeast Paris. In the first picture, a gorgeous Swiss chard; in the second a delicate young artichoke has formed...
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Re: A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

GarryRF ·
Does winter arrive early in these gardens ? Is that due to the elevation? Does it remain cool in the Summer too ? I'm thinking of the likes of Mexico City where it should be tropical but its elevation keeps it cool all year. Lovely photos of the Flora and Gardens. Was it really that empty ?
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Re: A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. Yes, winter arrives early because of the very high altitude. Over a mile and a half above sea level. Summers are very nice -- warm (75-80F) dry pleasant days (no humidity to speak off), and it always cools down nicely at night, so most places don't even have air conditioning. It really was that empty. No more than 6 folks in the garden including my wife and I, and of course not counting the hundreds of birds flying about.
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Re: Gallery: Longwood Gardens, PA

Travel Rob ·
Great photos Garry!!I've added these beautiful gardens now to my list!What month did you go because it looks like the perfect time?
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Re: Gallery: Longwood Gardens, PA

GarryRF ·
Hi Rob. We last made a visit in late September. But I have heard that spring is best in April and May.
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Re: Gallery: Longwood Gardens, PA

DrFumblefinger ·
What a colorful, cheerful post to ring in the New Year with, Garry! Nice, thanks!
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Re: 6 Fun Things To Do In Miami This Summer

Travel Rob ·
Some great ideas! Your love for Miami shows!
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Re: Gallery: Springtime at Ananda

Dgems ·
Yes, this is truly a beautiful place. Here is a photo I took when we were there. It is called Peace Flame.
 
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