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Park life – planting for bees

Think of a traditional civic park in the UK and regularly mown grass criss-crossed with paths and dotted with formal bedding schemes springs to mind. A vision surviving from our community minded forebears, the Victorians. But in the 21st century … Continue reading

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A vast interior – Milan Cathedral

The impressive, ornate Duomo di Milano is unmistakable and familiar to anyone vaguely interested in medieval church buildings, but what about inside . . . ┬ánaturally it’s vast. The interior space can accommodate 40,000 people in the 12,000 square metres. … Continue reading

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What a difference in just 8 weeks!

  A couple of months ago everything in the garden looked as though the abundance of summer would never arrive and then suddenly here it all is. There are plants bursting into flower and flowing all over each other. Here … Continue reading

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The Silk Road

Originally posted on I am not a tourist:
I visited the Hermitage again, this time to see their “Silk Road Exhibition; Treasures from the Hermitage“. The Silk Road stretched from China to Europe through various central Asian countries, it crossed…

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