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… Read More Paris. A walk along the Promenade Plantée – the original High Line.
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… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. The Cherry Blossoms in the Botanic Garden.
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… Read More NYC. Sunny days.
While in NYC last March I choose to visit Roosevelt Island, a 2-miles-long island which lies in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. To get to the island you can either take the subway to the Roosevelt Island stop (F train) or take the Roosevelt Island tram at 59th Street / 2nd Avenue. The… Read More NYC. Roosevelt Island.
Tongva Park is a newly built park in Downtown Santa Monica, close to the beach, the Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Named for the Tongva people who have lived in the Los Angeles area for thousands of years, the park provides lawns and walkways, picnic tables, fountains, playgounds and futuristic… Read More Santa Monica. The Tongva Park.
The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) is a huge park behind the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy. I visited the park in the afternoon while looking for a place where I could escape the sun for a while. The great lawn of the park was a perfect spot to rest in the shade and enjoy the beautiful… Read More Italy . Florence. The Boboli Gardens.
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… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. Clinton Hill. The Pratt Institute. Sculpture Garden.
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.^^ ^^… Read More Barcelona. Parc del Laberint d’Horta.
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… Read More NYC. Queens. Long Island City. Gantry Plaza State Park. summer edition.
niki de saint phalles fountain “lifesaver” on one of duisburgs main shopping streets. unfortunately the water was turned off due to the cold weather when i visited. the lehmbruck museum – a museum for modern art and sculptures. the museum is located in the immanuel-kant-park, which is filled with over 40 sculptures by artists like… Read More germany. a day in duisburg.