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Gardens of the World

Bangkok Flower Market or Pak Khlong Talat

Bangkok Flower Market or Pak Khlong Talat

Bangkok Flower Market or Pak Khlong Talat ปากคลองตลาด is Thailand’s largest flower market that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On the last visit to Bangkok we visited the market acutally during night time. It is of course full of different types of flowers like any flower market around the world. However, this market also has many traditional flower arrangements, local flowers and tropical flowers that make ...

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Wildflowers around Noravank, Armenia

Noravank, Armenia

Monastery of Noravank Նորավանք is a 13th-century Armenian monastery. It was built in a gorge made by the Amaghu river. It is 122km from Yerevan. It is near the city of Yeghegnadzor. The Sourp Astvatsatsin Church (14th century) is built in two stories. It has a rather unique architecturally decorative, exterior, cantilevered stairs that it is best known for. The church was financed by Prince Burtel Orbelian. It is sometimes ...

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Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort Garden

Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort Garden

When traveling one chooses destinations based on activities, accommodation quality, sightseeing but what a surprise when you also land somewhere that provides you a little paradise of a garden and landscaping too! One of the resorts worth mentioning here is in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort is located not too far from Papeete capital of French Polynesia, making it very accessible. It is an inclusive resort where ...

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‘Sculptures by the Lake’ in Dorset, UK

Sculpture by the Lakes

A wonderful gem is hidden in the Dorset countryside near Dorchester in the UK. It is a sculpture park with a nice cafe and also a venue for special events. This 26-acre park was created by Simon Gudgeon in 2007. He was born in 1958, a well-known contemporary British sculptor specializing in large bronze sculptures, who was formally educated in law but became a sculptor at age 40. He has ...

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Summer Palace Garden, Bang Pa-In, Thailand

Bang Pa-In Palace Garden

Bang Pa-In Palace is located about 60km north of Bangkok by the Chao Phraya River, Thailand. This royal palace which is no longer being used by the Thai royal family except for rare ceremonial occasions was the official summer palace of Kings of Siam, which was built in 1632 by King Prasat Thong. The palace is close to the city of Ayutthaya. This city was an important city at the ...

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Roses of Queen Mary’s Garden

Pride of Cheshire

Queen Mary’s Rose Garden is one of the gardens in Regent’s Park. It was opened to the public in 1932. Queen Mary was the wife of King George V. This is London’s largest collection of roses. There are 12,000 roses of 85 single varieties. About the Rose: Rose is a perennial. It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. This is a plant family with over 300 species and ...

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The Hottest Day this Summer in London at Regent’s Park

Regent's Park, London

Yesterday, I decided to go to Regent’s Park in London. It just happened to be probably the hottest day of the year. It was 95°F. With all the Covid-19 related closures it was nice to see that the park was kept up with fresh bedding plants and the gardeners going around looking after the plants. Regent’s Park, London The best place in Regent’s Park for flowers is probably the English ...

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A Sunday stroll in St. James’s Park, London

St James's Park, London

I went for a stroll in St James’s Park in London this COVID-affected Summer! St James’s Park is one of the Royal Parks in London in fact the oldest one. It used to be a marshy water meadow wherein the 13th century a women’s leper hospital was built, and that is how it was named. At the time the royal court was the Palace of Westminster. St James’s Park, London ...

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Mirabell Palace Gardens in Salzburg, Austria

Mirabell Palace Gardens

If you have not visited Salzburg, Austria, here is a destination you should put on your list. If you have heard of the movie The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews, this is the city a lot of the scenes were shot in. Mirabell Palace Gardens was one of the locations used in that movie. Mirabell Palace Gardens History and architecture of Mirabell Palace: Mirabell Palace or Schloss Mirabell was ...

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Regent’s Park in London

Regent's Park, London

One of the Royal Parks in London, Regent’s Park covers 197 hectares. It was part of Henry VIII’s royal chase. This originally was part of a vast forest and known as Marylebone Park. In fact, King Henry VIII seized the park in 1538 from the owner of Abbess of Barking. Prince Regent (later King George IV) asked John Nash to develop it. The design of it is round with a ...

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