Monaco is anything but Zen. In a city where the average car is a McLaren or a Ferrari and in which bad taste and money and the Russian mafia go hand in hand, you’d expect anything but a Japanese garden. Yet, Princess Grace (née Grace Kelly, whom everyone will remember for being James Stewart’s partner... Continue Reading →
A white bed of Spring daisies, almost abstract due to the small DOF Abandoned cart Tulips More tulips Pear tree blossoms Black honey bee Lizard
The Potager du Roi (Kitchen Garden of the King, meaning Louis XIV) was created in the seventeenth Century to produce fresh fruits and vegetables for the King's court. It hasn't changed very much since then (apart from garden hoses of course) and is still maintained by the National School for Landscape Architects, which is also... Continue Reading →
The Tuileries Garden is a safe haven in the middle of a very bustling city. I love that place, even though the weather wasn't too good when I shot that photo. It should be better tomorrow, apparently, Spring is coming, at last, to Europe. Rejoice!
Gardener's gloves in fact. Would serve as a nice metaphor when I pitch about the "gardener's touch" in Net Gain (see chapter 7) on how to grow a community. Full EXIF data page here. 5.6 aperture, 1/400 sec (because of a very bright day, not because I was afraid the gloves would move!), 92 mm focal length. From... Continue Reading →