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Alhambra of Granada| Andalusia, Spain
Dynasty and empires come and go, a momentary blip on the timeline of history. Some are remembered, and others are nothing more than a footnote in a history textbook. It’s our good fortune that Alhambra has survived the past centuries ‘wilful vandalism’; for the visitor to admire its sublime beauty.
Alhambra’s widespread appeals are to do with its unique, exquisite, architectural wonders presented in the form of the universal language of geometry. I will always remember Alhambra with affections; it will linger in my memory, and I will lament the end of the artistic tradition of Moors’ Spain. External Links: Youtube | alhambra.org
Beth Chatto Garden |Essex
A car park transformed over time (1960) into one of the most remarkable Gravel Garden that is ecologically sustainable. The most noteworthy feature, besides the beauty, of this garden, is that it’s ‘never watered’, despite being located in the driest part of Essex. External links: Offical Site
Columbia Road – Flower Market | London
Columbia Road transformed into technicolour beauty, every Sunday, showcasing all sorts of flowers and foliage waiting for the right home.
External links: columbiaroad.info | Blogs posts
Lost Gardens of Heligan | Cornwall, England
I was inspired to visit Lost Gardens of Heligan after seeing a BBC documentary some years ago. It was amazing to see the garden in all its splendour in person and learn about the effort to restore the garden to its former glory, after 75 years of neglect with the start of First World War. Many of the staff looking after Heligan estate went to fight in the war never to return to this small paradise garden in Cornwall. External links: heligan.com | Youtube
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Sometimes it is best not to take a camera to certain events when visiting for the first time, as it can distract from the real purpose to enjoy the moment. It’s too easy to get caught up trying to capture a perfect picture. In the end, I took a few photos to remember the occasion by using my mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F). Sadly, the Note 4 was not particularly good at capturing the vibrant colour of an event like Chelsea. These were some of the last memorable pictures taken using Notes 4. Soon after Chelsea, the phone stopped working, an issue with the motherboard, and it was beyond economical repair.
Morocco (pending cataloguing)