Favorite Place- Humlegården

Weekly photo challenge: Favorite Place

I love parks and gardens, that’s no secret. Wherever I go, the first places on my list are parks and gardens. However, the first park I ever saw on my first trip abroad remains to be my favorite: Humlegården in Stockholm. I had seen an old picture (believe it’s from 1880s) a couple years before I went there, and I used to dream about going there and seeing it myself, the same, now 300-year old trees captured in a 150-year old photograph.

Humlegarden, wintertime, 1880s.
Humlegården , wintertime, 1880s.

Once we arrived in Stockholm, we found that our hotel is only ten minutes walk away from Humlegården, so it’s our first stop in the Scandinavia’s capital. It doesn’t disappoint.

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Humlegården, autumn, 2014.

 

Humlegården, Stockholm
I like to think these are Yoko Ono and John Lennon. For some reason everywhere in Stockholm during that trip, I felt Lennon’s presence.

I’m a park junkie, there are many parks close to my heart, but Humlegården is the dearest of them all.

Aloes in Wonderland

Rediscovering Alice in Gardens By The Bay (Singapore) was real fun. The pictures tell all the story, but this time among Aloes.

weekly photo challenge: story

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Curiouser and curiouser!
the cheshire cat, alice in wonderland
“we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
alice in wonderland
Alice:How long is forever? White Rabbit:Sometimes, just one second.

I live in a neighbourhood where…

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you can take a meditative walk which makes you feel you’re in a forest,

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where you get off the metro to a lovely lakeside garden with pagodas and monkeys and birds and all kinds of gorgeous plants with huge leaves,

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where it is so safe that bicycle theft is a red alarm,

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where just about every shade of green continues to amaze you.

This is Jurong, Singapore.

Photos: 1. Palm View Garden, Jurong West

2-3-4. Jurong Lake-Chinese Garden

5. Jurong Lake, near Lakeside

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