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23 November 2011

I am passionate about our urban life and have a keen interest in new urbanism. From that, I love urban gardens, urban parks, green roofs and walls. Our month in Europe left me even more enamoured with their way of creating a green sanctuary in small spaces. Little snippets of nature that bring joy, calm, health and honestly just look darn cute. What totally blew me away was the proliferation of potted plants outside front doors. They create such a welcoming atmosphere and also place faith in the population to enjoy them without taking them. There is something truly inspiring about this. Since coming home I find myself smiling when I walk past homes or businesses with pots outside the front door, as it immediately evokes memories of Paris and Copenhagen. Plant life in the city has the power to make me feel so much and be inspired to live healthily and mindfully.

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4 Responses
  1. November 23, 2011

    Hi girl,
    What a beautiful post – I adore the selection of images, they are definitely inspiring. ^__^

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. November 23, 2011

    Beautiful photos! I also love it when people are trusting and generous enough to have their plants out the front off their homes for everyone to enjoy. I’ve put a few succulent cuttings and things around the measly squares of dirt that surround the small footpath trees on our street, then the other day I noticed that someone had planted beautiful clumps of kangaroo paw in some of them.

  3. November 24, 2011

    wonderful reportage, great pictures !

  4. November 24, 2011

    Living in Paris it is one of the things I admire about the Parisians they really respect and take the utmost care of their parks no matter how small.
    I have geraniums potted on my kitchen window sill and they make me smile every time i see them, a little green goes a long way in apartment living in Paris.
    Great pics looks like you had a wonderful Euro month.
    Carla x

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