Spring VibeS All around

by Ada@

EN: This new post will continue our story of being closer to nature and embracing all the changes, miracles, and pure beauty!
I love spring because of all the colors that bring back life, from the pure white of the snowdrops to the raw green of the grass.
This season is refreshing everything, starting with nature and then with us, humans. I find it easier to create new things in spring, to give myself more time for little things that brings joy. And one of these things is to go out and take a picture of every flower, tree that crosses my eyes, listen to the sound of birds, and be more aware of the beauty who surround us.

I was planning to visit the tulip festival this year, but the weather and timing weren’t my friends, so I went hunting for parks with flowers and tulips to satisfy my desire. I kind of choose 3 of them that were close to me and for sure I couldn’t visit all of them in the same day 🤣 !

Ro: Acest articol nou va continua povestea noastra de a fi mai aproape de natura si sa imbratisam toate schimbarile, minunile si frumusetea pura! Iubesc primavara pentru toate culorile ce reinvie viata, de la albul pur al ghioceilor la verdele crud al ierbii. Acest sezon reimprospateaza totul, incepand cu natura apoi cu noi, oamenii. Eu ma regasesc mai usor in postura creativa primavara, imi daruiesc mai mult timp pentru lucrurile marunte ce aduc bucurie. Unul dintre aceste lucruri este sa merg afara si sa fac poze la toate florile, copacii ce imi intersecteaza privirea, sa ascult ciripitul pasarilor si sa fiu mai constienta de frumuseta de langa noi. Planuiam sa ajung sa vizitez festivalul lalelelor, dar vremea si sincronizarea nu au fost prieteni mei, de aceea m-am decis sa vanez parcurile cu flori si lalele pentru a-mi satisface dorinta. M-am oprit la 3 dintre ele, care sunt mai aproape de mine si cu siguranta nu le-am vizitat in acceiasi zi pe toate 3 🤣 !

EN: I started with Kew Gardens on a lovely sunny day, and I feel very proud of myself because I managed to visit it entirely this time, meaning the outside area!
Kew’s Pagoda was completed in 1762 as a gift for Princess Augusta, the Gardens founder. It was one of several Chinese buildings designed for Kew by Sir William Chambers, who had spent time traveling and studying the architecture of East Asia. A famous ‘folly’ of the age, it offered one of the earliest and finest bird’s eye views of London – which you can still enjoy it. As a tip, after 5 June is open for the guided tour after the significant restoration started in 2018!

RO: Am inceput intr-o zi insorita cu Gradinile Kew si sunt mandra de mine deoarece de data aceasta am reusit sa vizitez in intregime, referindu-ma la suprafata exterioara! Kew Pagoda, acest templu sau cladire sacra, a fost construita in 1762 si daruita ca si cadou printesei Augusta, fondatoarea gradinilor. Este una din cele cateva cladiri gandite pentru gradinile Kew de catre William Chambers, care a petrecut timp calatorind si a studiat arhitectura din Asia de Est. Aceasta nebunie a timpului respectiv, a oferit cea mai timpurie si cea mai fina vedere asupra Londrei- de care inca te poti bucura. Ca un mic sfat, dupa data de 5 Iunie va fi deschisa din nou pentru tururi ghidate, dupa restaurarea majora inceputa in anul 2018!

Japanese Garden – Gradinile Japoneze

by Ada@

EN: Then I rush a few hours in Holland Park, which deserves more time, but it was my first time stopping there with no idea of what to expect, but is better not to have any expectations and be surprised!
To be honest, I just heard about the Kyoto gardens from Holland Park, and I wanted to see the pink cherry tree that is blossoming during this period and guess what, on that particular day was close for some maintenance. What can I say more?!😂 Lucky me…
Just a brief history of the park until I will make a whole post about it. Holland Park has 54 acres of what used to be the grounds of Cope Castle, a large Jacobean mansion hidden in the woods. Sir Walter Cope built it in the early 17th century. He became Chancellor of the Exchequer under King James 1.
It was renamed Holland House after the Earl of Holland’s wife, Lady Rich, which inherited the property.
During World War II, Holland House was almost destroyed. One wing was saved and used as a youth hostel. A section of the front terrace was protected, and this is used for the park’s summertime open-air theatre productions and classical concerts.
Kyoto Garden was designed and built by an eminent Japanese Garden designer and his team. It was created to celebrate the Japan Festival in London in 1992. These gardens were a co-operative project between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

RO: Apoi m-am grabit cateva ore in parcul Holland, care merita mult mai mult timp petrecut in interiorul sau, dar aceasta a fost prima mea ocazie pentru a-l vizita si nu stiam la ce sa ma astept dar cred ca e mai bine sa nu ai asteptari mari si sa fii placut surprins! Ca sa fiu si cinsita, abia am auzit de gradinile Kyoto ce sunt amenajate in parcul Holland si mi-am dorit sa vad rozul minunat al copacilor de ciresi ce infloresc in aceasta perioada si ce sa vedeti, in acesta zi erau inchise pentru ceva lucrari de intretinere. Ce pot sa zic mai mult?! 😂 Norocoasa de mine… Doar o scurta istorie a parcului pana voi putea sa-i daruiesc un intreg articol. Parcul Holland are aproximativ 219 metri patrati ce au fost folositi ca si baza al castelului Cope, o vila in stil Iacobian ascunsa in padure. A fost construita de catre Walter Cope la inceputul secolului 17-lea. Walter Cope a devenit Cancelar al Fiscului sub domnia regelui James I. A fost redenumita Casa Holland dupa sotia Contelui Holland, Doamna Rich, care a mostenit proprietatea. In perioada Primului Razboi Mondial, Casa Holland a fost aproape distrusa. O aripa a proprietatii a fost salvata si folosita ca pensiune pentru tineret. O sectiune a terasei din fata a fost protejata si utilizata ca o sala de spectacole in timpul verii pentru reprezentatii teatrale sau concentre clasice. Gradiniile Kyoto au fost amenajate si construite de catre un remarcabil gradinar japonez si echipa acestuia. Au fost create pentru a celebra festivalul Japonez la Londra in 1992. Aceste gradini au fost un proiect coopertativ intre Cartierul Roial al Kensigton si Chelsea si Camera de Comert Kyoto din Japonia.

by Ada@

EN: Last but not least is Gunnersbury Park, which doesn’t need any other pieces of information, but in case you miss my post regarding the park, here is the link: http://adaexplore.blog/2021/03/21/the-past-and-presnt-of-gunnersbury-park/ or http://adaexplore.blog/2021/03/05/one-year-of-changes-in-one-spot-gunnersbury-park/ . It is my closest park were I recharged myself and spend many hours during the year!

Bye, till next time enjoy little things!

RO: Ultimul dar nu cel din urma este parcul Gunnersbury, care nu mai are nevoie de nici o prezentare, dar in caz ca nu ati vazut articolele legate de el vi le las aici: http://adaexplore.blog/2021/03/05/one-year-of-changes-in-one-spot-gunnersbury-park/ sau http://adaexplore.blog/2021/03/21/the-past-and-presnt-of-gunnersbury-park/. Imi este cel mai apropriat parc unde ma reincarc si imi petrec multe ore in timpul anului!

Pa, pana data viitoare bucurati-va de lucrurile marunte!

by Ada@