Paris. A walk along the Promenade PlantĂ©e – the original High Line.

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you know that I’m a big fan of the High Line in New York – a 2,5 km long elevated park built on an abandoned freight rail line. But while the High Line might be the most popular elevated park, it wasn’t the first.  The Promenade … More Paris. A walk along the Promenade PlantĂ©e – the original High Line.

NYC. Brooklyn. The Cherry Blossoms in the Botanic Garden.

After visiting the Cherry Blossom Street in Bonn in April I couldn’t wait to go to NY and see the blossoms in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Usually peak bloom is mid till end of April, but after a long and cold winter the blossoms were a bit late. Good for me because I visited at the beginning … More NYC. Brooklyn. The Cherry Blossoms in the Botanic Garden.

NYC. Sunny days.

Today is the first really hot and sunny day in Cologne, Germany and the first time I’m able to got to the park and lay in the sun this year. Hopefully it’ll stay like this for the next weeks and months, but I’m not holding my breath. Thankfully I got to enjoy some really sunny and … More NYC. Sunny days.

NYC. Brooklyn. Clinton Hill. The Pratt Institute. Sculpture Garden.

The campus of the Pratt Institute is not only a great place for students to study but also a public park and sculpture garden. About 60 sculptures are placed on the campus in Clinton Hill, making it the biggest sculpture garden in NYC. The artworks of artists such as Mar di Suvero, Ann Son or … More NYC. Brooklyn. Clinton Hill. The Pratt Institute. Sculpture Garden.

Barcelona. Parc del Laberint d’Horta.

This park is one of the oldest parks in Barcelona and a little bit off the beaten track. It compromises an 18th century neoclassical garden and an 19th century romantic garden and it’s most famous for its labyrinth.   ^^ Eros sculpture in the middle of the labyrinth.^^ ^^ The box-tree garden ^^ ^^The neoclassical pavilion.^^ ^^ … More Barcelona. Parc del Laberint d’Horta.

NYC. Queens. Long Island City. Gantry Plaza State Park. summer edition.

The Gantry Plaza State Park is located right at the East River in the Long Island City nighborhood of Queens. I first visited this park in March 2012 and went back there last September. My favourite part of the park are the hammocks: If you’re not lucky enough to score a free hammock, the sunbeds are … More NYC. Queens. Long Island City. Gantry Plaza State Park. summer edition.