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 …

Les Jardins de Versailles

Follow us on Facebook! My last post covered our visit to le Château de Versailles.  That grand old palace, built by Louis XIV, and now a museum is certainly amazing. But equally extraordinary are the surrounding grounds and gardens. The entire estate covers over 800 hectares or almost 2000 acres. That’s about twice the size of …

Le Chateau de Versailles

Follow us on Facebook! Most of central Paris is within walking distance. And on the afternoon we arrived, we did just that, walked around the old city – from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs Elysées to the Louvre, and back along the Seine to the Eiffel Tower again. Many other …

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 …

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Follow us on Abbotsford Tulip Festival, for more. Close-up of one of the myriads of tulips in bloom. Many vibrant colours are a feast for the eyes. These are Margarita Tulips, a bit of a different shape for a tulip blossom. Janis, sitting on one of the many benches, surveys the flowers as well as Mount …