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Fontainebleau

France is famous for its  grand gardens such as Versailles, Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau  which  are the living proof of the superiority of man over nature and -only half in jest – of France and the French over everybody … Continue reading

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EVB

Any idea who or what EVB might be? I’ll save you the trouble of googling it – and tell you its not a German rail and bus company, nor an electric vehicle battery or an empirical valence bond whatever that … Continue reading

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The Company’s Garden

I’m writing this post in Cape Town the home of the oldest European garden in Africa.  Known as The Company’s Garden it  lies near the heart of the modern city just four hundred metres south of where Jan van Riebeeck … Continue reading

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Gibside

I wonder what George would have made of the children picnicking or playing football on his lawn?  He’d probably be more concerned that both his house and orangery lie in ruins and wonder how his wonderful estate came to such … Continue reading

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Pulham on the Prom

The early seaside promenades  I wrote about last week were artificial creations, designed to separate land and sea, and often ornamented or disguised with  gardens and other features. Later in the 19thc another form of artificiality began to make its … Continue reading

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