The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.
― Thomas More
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn
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It has been mentioned that links to some of these gardens might be helpful…
We have been traveling the world for over a decade now and what we always take the time to visit are gardens. No matter where you go from Barbados to Vancouver Island, Singapore to Dublin you will always find beautiful gardens where people express themselves with remarkable skill.
In the mountains of Western North Carolina is a lake fed by a river that runs thru Hickory Nut Gorge. Standing high above this gorge is a rock formation named Chimney Rock which also gives its name to the town below. Chimney Rock is a North Carolina State Park which features a number of attractions the foremost of which are stairs and an elevator taking visitors to the top of this rock formation. From that perch you can see for miles down the gorge and across Lake Lure nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park also features miles of hiking trails which go to the top of the mountain and over to the top or the bottom of a four hundred foot waterfall called Hickory Nut Falls. Take a quick tour of Chimney Rock North Carolina and Lake Lure.
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The area is a popular tourist, weekend and vacation destination and claims a connection to a couple of famous movies. Lake Lure was the setting used in Dirty Dancing and Chimney Rock was the backdrop for The Last of the Mohicans. While the area has all the trappings of a tourist town the trails and views surrounding Chimney Rock are also really amazing.
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Every Spring just outside of Amsterdam a garden comes to life with hundreds of flower displays created with millions of tulips. If you are going to be anywhere near Norther Europe be sure and get to the Keukenhof.
Walt Disney World is a creation focused on transporting visitors to wondrous places. For that reason it is a fantasy land for a photographer. Take a walk thru the “World” with us.