Photo Gallery: Les Jardins de Versailles

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of the magnificent gardens at Versailles. Looking past the west wing of the Château towards the Grand Canal in the distance. The North Parterre seen from the Apollo Salon in the Château The Pyramid Fountain sits about a third of the way down the path towards the […]

Photo Gallery: Kings Park 1

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of Kings Park. Thunderbirds! Ancient Australian dinosaurs. Colorful signs describe the various displays. Lots of school tours visit Kings Park. Australian kids wear school uniforms and hats are an integral part of the uniform to protect against the hot sun. Play area. These are living rocks – […]

Perth’s Kings Park

Follow us on Facebook! Kings Park is a fabulous urban park sitting on the western edge of the Central Business District of Perth, Australia on Mount Eliza. It’s just a short walk from downtown but there is also lots of parking. It’s a large park comprising 4.06 square kilometres or 1003 acres. Like Vancouver’s Stanley Park […]

Photo Gallery: Kings Park 2

Follow us on Facebook! The restaurant and convention complex at Kings Park The path leading to the botanic garden. Map of the Botanic Gardens Magnificent trees Beautiful flower Some burnt trees Along the dusty trail At the footbridge Australia has six seasons! One of many signs explaining flora as well as Australian lore. The boab tree […]

Fabulous Butchart Gardens

Follow us on Facebook! We first visited the Butchart Gardens on our honeymoon in August of 1981, almost 35 years ago. We have been back once or twice since, but it has been quite a while. This past weekend we visited once more. And it is as gorgeous as ever with many new amenities added. The amazing Sunken […]

Photo Gallery: Supertree Grove and Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Follow us on Facebook! The Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay lit up at night. Two of the Supergrove trees. The Supertree grove at night. An elevated walkway connects the two tallest trees. The tallest of the Supertrees is 160 feet high. One of the Supertrees during the light show. Still pics don’t do it […]

Photo Gallery: Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Follow us on Facebook! The waterfalls in the Cloud Forest Another view of the waterfalls Walkway around the mountain in the Cloud Forest conservatory The artificial mountain is covered in vegetation typical of a tropical mountainside This picture of Janis beside the mountain helps capture the immense size of the mountain and some of the plants. […]

Singapore: Gardens By the Bay

Follow us on Facebook! We asked around before visiting Singapore what we should see. Several places were mentioned including the Night Zoo and Sentosa Island. But on our cab ride to the cruise ship, we passed the Gardens on the Bay. We saw its artificial trees (called supertrees) standing out and wondered what they were. And […]