Category Archives: Travel

Paris – a quick trip

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For the first time I went to Paris via the Eurostar – train.

What a wonderful way to travel.

It was easy, quick and very calm.

I loved it. Perfect for a quick break.

It went so impressively fast, we were in Paris from London in 2 and a quarter hours.

Once there,

We took it slowly and having been in Paris before

we just enjoyed the atmosphere and

some of the landmarks of Paris.

My favourite picture at the Tour Eiffel with Autumn colours:

Some more impressions

I will certainly explore more cities with the Eurostar, such a great and easy way to travel.

Have a great week!

 

Passion Fruit Hedgerow

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Passion fruit or Maracuya is such a beautiful plant.

I do have 2 pots at home and I received blooms too.

On my travels I found a station on the Underground,

well this station is overground further East

where a whole fence is covered by a Passion fruit hedge.

Blooming and having fruit at the same time.

I made a collage of my pictures.

 

 

I keep admiring it, it is amazing

that it grows as a hedge so well in London

as it is native from South America.

I do know it grows well in Cornwall too,

as my friend blogger here shows.

 

 

My hometown Gem

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The town/suburb I grew up in has some hidden gems.

There is this beautiful old house, I only recently discovered.

It is hidden behind a newer building.

 

It is from 1689

 

The details

 

Beautifully done with carvings and tiles.

 

 

 

Look at those detailed tiles.

I lived there for 23 years and only discovered this now.

Well, at least now I walk around with my eyes open 🙂

 

Kew Gardens 8th Smile

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Kew – a destination always worth it.

When ever you go,

it is exciting.

Every time there are different plants blooming,

there are more plants to discover and

I can practice and take pictures with my new phone camera.

You can never get tired of this beautiful Garden.

Some close ups

Please click on the individual photo to enlarge,

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

 

 

Kew Gardens 7th Smile

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On a beautiful day another visit to Kew Gardens.

There is currently

an exhibition of Dale Chihuly‘s Glass Art in the midst of all plants.

It was a brilliant day with so much to see.

It started off with this amazing glass art sculpture.

While you walk around with me

you see his radiant colours of those glass art pieces

in the midst of plants in Kew.

They fit in so well.

Please click on the individual photo to enlarge,

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

 

Oslo Impressions – Part 4

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You can also visit the Akershus Fortress,

It houses the Resistance Museum.

Beautiful on a sunny day!

It is rather a big area and great to explore.

 

I love a city with history.

We had a short city break in Oslo and loved it.

It is a great cultural city, has many museums and beautiful people.

There is so much more to see.

A reason to go again.

 

Oslo Impressions – Part 3

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The city of Oslo has modern Opera house.

You can walk up and are rewarded with a beautiful view.

They are building a new Library at the right side of the picture.

You can see glass art from Monika Bonvicini called ‘She Lies‘.

It is a permanent installation, floating on the water in the fjord on a concrete platform, rising 12 metres (39 ft) above the water surface.

The sculpture turns on its axis in line with the tide and wind, offering changing experiences through reflections from the water and its transparent surfaces.

 

 

Oslo Impressions – Part 2

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The city of Oslo has beautiful old buildings like the Parliament,

The University with an Aula

with paintings of Edvard Munch famous for his painting ‘The Scream

 

You can also visit the Rathus

a massive, dominant building at the harbour.

It took 19 years to build.

Its chimes you can hear every hour.

In this hall every year on 10th December the Nobel Prize is given out.

View from the Rathus window

Part 3 coming soon.

All pictures taken by me.