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Monthly Archives: October, 2010

Ferembal House in the Tuileries

This year, the Paris FIAC (a contemporary art fair) includes 28 installations in the Jardins des Tuileries. One of my favourites is the Ferembal House, displayed on the Terrasse des … Continue reading

October 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Renovation of Parc André Citroën

Parc André Citroën in the 15th arrondissement is one of my favourite Paris parks. Opened in 1992, it was designed by landscape architects Gilles Clément and Alain Provost, with architects … Continue reading

October 22, 2010 · 4 Comments

Autumn – the year’s last, loveliest smile

We have enjoyed a glorious Indian summer in Paris, lingering well into October, with temperatures in the 20s and bright sunny skies almost every morning. But the trees know. Shorter … Continue reading

October 13, 2010 · 3 Comments

Rond point, Champs-Elysées

Recently I wrote an article for Gardens and People on Bernard Lassus and his extraordinary (and never-realised) proposals for the Jardins des Tuileries. I struggle to describe the range and … Continue reading

October 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Chanel’s garden

Despite living in the middle of Paris, I usually take little interest in the couture shows, or in fashion more generally. (My post on New York Fashion Week only talked … Continue reading

October 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Potager du Roi: from stinky pond to king’s kitchen

When Louis XIV decided in 1678 that he wanted a potager (kitchen garden) near his palace in Versailles, where he could bring visitors to admire the abundant produce, the site … Continue reading

October 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

Nuit Blanche

Tomorrow, October 2nd, is Nuit Blanche in Paris, a city-wide contemporary arts festival that takes place over the course of a single night. Installations, performances and videos will spring up … Continue reading

October 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Jardin Atlantique

The City of Paris has just completed a customer satisfaction survey, which showed that 98% of visitors to the city’s parks were happy with their experience. The top reason given … Continue reading

October 1, 2010 · 3 Comments

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ThinkinGardens
On Botanical Photography
GGW
Soiled and Seeded
Along Life's Highway

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