Sunday, February 07, 2016

Unfinished business

My next project is England, as I like it. I love the cottage gardens and one can find them even in London. Here at Lambeth Palace garden, it was closed when I was here. But what I saw outside was still enthralling. This is a decommissioned church but it was closed when I was here in August 2015.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Next project, England, as I like it

One of the most delightful things about England are its cottage gardens. Besides the wonderful big estates and gardens are small nondescript gardens which can be found even in crowded London. I found this in the Temple area of London, it was not small, it was quite sizable for London. But in London there are big garden parks. I took the bus to Hampstead Heath one morning which to my amazement was a huge wide and wild space. Regents' park is another huge garden space replete with formal gardens but the most amazing part is the Queen Mary rose garden containing 4,000 varieties of roses. If roses are your thing, the best time to see it is the first 2 weeks of June. The collection of old fashioned roses is found nowhere else in such abundance. You'll be so enthralled.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Finnish bookstore

Bookstore window in Turku, Finland.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Summer will be here again

That's the hope and the flowers will bloom again.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Durham, England

Don't worry, summer will come again. At Crook Hall and garden, Summer 2015!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Travel plans

There's an empty place at a cafe in Berlin with your name on it.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Rosendals tradgard, Stockholm

I just found out that Rosendals garden in Stockholm will be closed permanently. Its a garden research center. Its very beautiful and very busy in summer. There's one less place to visit while in Stockholm.