Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More photos from France, Paris, Giverny, and Versailles...

We have a small collection of photos that we have received from Heather showing us what she has been up to during her trip in Europe. We thought that we should put them up on the blog to share the beautiful moments she's had out on the other side of the world!  She spent a good portion of last week in France seeing all the beautiful sights. Surprisingly this photo shows Heather's true nature: attraction to plants.

In Paris

A beautiful Vignette in Paris
Vignette in Paris, Marais district

Heather also sent us photos of Giverny, one of her favorite places in the entire world. For those who have never heard of Giverny, it's located about 80km north west of Paris and is most well known as the location of Claude Monet's (yes, the painter) home and garden. She sent us a few photos to share with us how beautiful Giverny really is.

A beautiful collection of plants and blooming flowers
Tulips in Giverny

Beautiful Purple Blooms by the Lakeside

Lake at Giverny
Lake at Giverny

Tulip Beds
Tulip beds in Giverny

Heather by the Tulip beds
By the Tulips

Outside of Giverny, Heather snapped a beautiful planting arrangement at the Carnavalet Museum.
Paris Carnavalet Museum

Finally, no trip to France would be complete (for a Landscape Architect) without visiting the amazing Versailles, or Château de Versailles. André Le Nôtre was responsible for the gardening and planning of Versailles during King Louis XIV's rule. It's such a significant place in design history being a monumental step of axial planning that has influenced future city planning and formal garden design. Of course it's also a very lovely place to be in...


We'll be updating tomorrow with some more photos from Europe!

1 comment:

Paris-Insider said...

These photos are breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing them! I love the gardens at Versailles and Giverny. I can't wait to see more. :-)