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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: 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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July 19, 2017. Life around a Pond

Pierre Renault ·
Pierre Renault shares some everyday scenes from one of the many ponds one finds in southwestern Alberta.
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Ala Moana Center, Waikiki: World's Largest Open-Air Mall

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to Hawaii's biggest shopping mall, which is also the largest open air mall anywhere.
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April 14, 2020: The Duck Pond, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across people skating on the frozen duck pond in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park.
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Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to the crown jewel of Boston's Emerald Necklace.
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Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was enjoying a stroll in Winnipeg's largest park, Assiniboine Park.  Established in 1904 the park covers 1100 acres (450 ha); almost half the park's design is styled after an English park (which is quite common in Canada).     Big...
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December 11, 2016: Pond Reflections

sarcee ·
Sarcee shares a lovely scene of a sunset reflected in a pond
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Jan. 23, 2019: Koi Pond - Munich Germany

Samantha ·
While in Munich, Germany Samantha and her husband stayed at an Airbnb with the most amazing Koi pond in the back yard.
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Re: July 19, 2017. Life around a Pond

Amateuremigrant ·
Quelle patience, Pierre ! ��
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September 4, 2020: Columbian Ground Squirrel, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images of Columbian Ground Squirrels, a species found only in the northern Rocky Mountain regions.
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