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Monthly Archives: November, 2010

Parc de La Villette

Today it is fashionable to grapple with the idea of collective meaning and memory in landscapes. Conferences are held, books written, different styles of garden analysed, all debating how far … Continue reading

November 30, 2010 · 4 Comments

Gladsome gardens

Today we have seen the first snow of the season in central Paris. Parc Monceau has an icing sugar dusting of white on its grass and still-autumnal trees. Usually the … Continue reading

November 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

A nursery for Le Nôtre

In the 8th arrondissement is a street called rue de la Pépinière, literally the street of the plant nursery. Today it is a busy commercial thoroughfare, with a dedicated Hello … Continue reading

November 27, 2010 · 1 Comment

‘Stone surrounded by a dreadful thought’

The title of this post is poet Charles Baudelaire’s description of a graveyard. His own tombstone can be found in the cemetery in Montparnasse.  Opened in 1824, Montparnasse was one … Continue reading

November 17, 2010 · 2 Comments

Jardin du Palais Royal – the only remarkable garden in Paris?

Around 350 French landscapes are currently labelled as remarkable, under a scheme run by the ministry of culture. The idea is to encourage conservation and to increase accessibility to the … Continue reading

November 16, 2010 · 5 Comments

Autumn at Monceau

“I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses … Continue reading

November 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

A definition of mellow

Recently my seven-year-old daughter asked me what “mellow” meant. I rather struggled to define it. I could have just shown her an English autumn day. For me, it expresses exactly … Continue reading

November 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

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