The Beauty of Herrenhausen Gardens - 2


The Great Parterre with the wonderful Bell Fountain placed in the center looks perfect and planted thousands of flowers at the borders were overwhelming.


The baroque garden remained virtually unchanged as a witness of his time. Hannover has an exceptional woman to thank for the greatest treasure that the city possesses: the Baroque garden in Herrenhausen was created by Electress Sophie (1630-1714).


Music, dance and theatre at Herrenhausen – this tradition thrives today with drama in the hedge theatre, concerts, festivals, world-class small-scale performing arts and international fireworks competitions to enliven Grosser Garten in Herrenhausen all year round.


The summer residence of the Royal House of Hanover was destroyed in the Second World War. Now it has been rebuilt on the original site to the original plans and filled with life for modern times.


Taking a little refreshment blown by the wind at the Bell Fountain was really beautiful during the warmer and warmer temperatures at this day.


Everywhere where places created for the Little Festival in the Great GardenIt was a little bit like time traveling and and we would not have wondered if a Baroc lady had come out from behind the next hedge.

Next week this lovely walk with you will be continued. So don't miss my weekly posts here. 

I wish you all a great and relaxing weekend, 


Sincerely yours,


Isabella 




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The Beauty of Herrenhausen Gardens - 1


The Royal Garden of Herrenhausen, Hannover is one of my all time favorite parks and I'm very pleased living near to it. Two weeks ago at a bright and very warm - in the afternoon really hot day I've spent a wonderful walk with a good friend.



The Garden was in perfect conditions, because in the evening one of the yearly big events started - The Little Festival in the Great Garden. And so the garden shows its very best side. Perfect timing for a photo walk.



It was early in the morning and so the park was not over crowded. The planting was breathtakingly beautiful and the two large fountains (Bell Fountain and the Large Fountain) were fortunately turned on.



The best overview to the jewel in the crown, the Great Parterre and the Bell Fountain on can take from the Great Cascade which is the oldest sculpture in this amazing baroque Garden.


One view and you know why you MUST climb up the stairs of this sculpture.

The black color is a result of the World War 2 and the bombing. Because the building stands next to the castle, which has been completely destroyed. The palace is rebuilt and now a congress centre, and if you got time, you should also visit the museum – it is quite small, but gives a flavour of the historical importance of Herrenhausen and the Royal family.




Next week this lovely walk with you will be continued. So don't miss my weekly posts here. 

I wish you all a great and relaxing weekend, 


Sincerely yours,


Isabella 






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Dawn in August

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August 

When my eyes are weeds,
And my lips are petals, spinning
Down the wind that has beginning
Where the crumpled beeches start
In a fringe of salty reeds;
When my arms are elder-bushes,
And the rangy lilac pushes
Upward, upward through my heart;

Summer, do your worst!
Light your tinsel moon, and call on
Your performing stars to fall on
Headlong through your paper sky;
Nevermore shall I be cursed
By a flushed and amorous slattern,
With her dusty laces' pattern
Trailing, as she straggles by.


Dorothy Parker
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Southern Corners - Time machine

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"We all have our time machines.  Some take us back, 
they're called memories.  Some take us forward, 
they're called dreams."


-   Jeremy Irons



Calella de Palafrugell is one of the most attractive towns on the Costa Brava coast.  It sits on a picturesque, rocky part of the coast and the shoreline is hugged by the whitewashed villas and houses that make up the town.

The beaches are small and sandy and next to these is a string of lovely bars and restaurants linked in parts by a wooden walkway - perfect for relaxing from a hard days's sunbathing.

Each beach is seperated by the rocky coastline from the next and so as you walk along you get to a number of small sheltered bays each with a pretty, small beach. It really is lovely. The main beaches have showers and life-guards.

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