Monday, 22 April 2013


The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he wants to see.

(Gilbert K Chesterton)

Now more than ever do I realise that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun drenched elsewhere.

(Isabelle Eberhardt)

Thursday, 11 April 2013


"You would do well during your stay in Paris to visit Versailles"

(Father Claude de Varennes. 1639)

The garden must be in harmony with the conformation of the land, that is, in accord with the situation whether it is in the mountains, on the seashore or in the desert such as the American southwest.

(Alexander leBlond on the gardening rules of Le Notre)

Monday, 8 April 2013


Building art is a synthesis of life in a materialised form.

(Alvar Aalto)

I don't divide architecture, landscape, and gardening; to me they are all one.

(luis Barragan)