Tag Archives: Spring Walks

Walks: Giverny – Monet’s House & Gardens, France

The Fondation Claude Monet is a nonprofit organisation that runs and preserves the house and gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny, France, where Monet lived and painted for 43 years. Monet was inspired by his gardens, and spent years transforming them, planting thousands of flowers. 

Spring Walks: Covent Garden – London (Video)

A shopping and entertainment hub in London’s West End, Covent Garden centres on the elegant, car-free Piazza, home to fashion stores, craft stalls at the Apple Market, and the Royal Opera House. Street entertainers perform by 17th-century St. Paul’s Church, and the London Transport Museum houses vintage vehicles. Upscale restaurants serve European cuisines, and nearby theatres draw crowds for plays and musicals.

Spring Walks: ‘Quayside Marina’ – Vancouver (4K)

The Quayside (pronounced “Keyside”) Marina is on the north shore of False Creek, in the middle of Vancouver’s cosmopolitan Yaletown district.   

Vancouver  is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada

Walking Tour: Pyrmont In Darling Harbour, Sydney

Pyrmont is a former industrial area on Darling Harbour, now known as a popular entertainment destination. Tourists and workers from newspaper and TV offices pack the restaurants along the wharf and in the Sydney Fish Market. The huge, slick Star casino complex offers further dining options, along with nightclubs, bars and designer shops. The on-site Sydney Lyric stages theatre, opera and ballet. 

Spring Walks: Vancouver – British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections. 

Spring Walks: ‘Central Park – New York City’ (4K)

Arguably one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is a manmade wonder.  Not only is it the first public park built in America, but it is also one of the most frequently visited, with over 25 million guests per year.

Set in the middle of bustling Manhattan, its grounds serve as a safe haven, not only for athletes, daydreamers, musicians, and strollers, but also for teems of migratory birds each year.  One can spend an entire peaceful day roaming its grounds, gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches.

With recreational facilities abounding, the more energetic won’t have a problem finding a spot to skate, pedal, row, dribble, or climb to his or her heart’s delight.  Although Central Park has 21 official playgrounds, we like to think of it as one gigantic jungle gym in its peak season.

Spring Walks: Cherry Blossoms – Tokyo Parks

Yoshino Cherry Trees in Tokyo parks on March 26 and 27, 2021.

Video timeline:

0:00​ Inokashira Park https://bit.ly/3u3Jpxw3:13​ Sumida Park(ASAKUSA) https://bit.ly/2O3wPPM5:19​ Sensoji Temple(ASAKUSA) https://bit.ly/2NZLxat7:15​ Nihonbashi https://bit.ly/2PB8Wze8:30​ Joenji Temple(Shinjuku) https://bit.ly/3w8r5VQ9:27​ Ueno park https://bit.ly/3w4Snwy11:52​ Kitanomaru Park https://bit.ly/31pgoAb13:07​ Chidorigafuchi https://bit.ly/3w4d0c816:08​ Naka-Meguro Station https://bit.ly/3lWURIy16:18​ Meguro river https://bit.ly/3w54REe21:05​ ARK Hills https://bit.ly/3d5xqss21:48​ Sotobori Park https://bit.ly/3u3RORA22:43​ Hibiya Park https://bit.ly/3u1vw3a24:29​ Zojoji Temple https://bit.ly/3w8pPC824:59​ Tokyo Tower form Zojoji Temple 25:14​ Akasakamitsuke https://bit.ly/2PuYMAh27:22​ Shibuya https://bit.ly/3dgQQe429:04​ Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi) https://bit.ly/3d8waF8