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Italian Garden

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 5 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Today we end our visit to the Butchart Gardens. Hopefully you have enjoyed the brief tour.

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PATRICK from miramas, France


5 May 2011 5:37am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

This is a beautiful image to end a wonderful series on Butchart Gardens. I was there for the first time last summer and really enjoyed the visit. There is a portfolio of images from the visit on my other website.

5 May 2011 6:10am

@Bill Brown: Thank you very much Bill! I am glad you enjoyed the series! ;-)

cristoF from montbéliard, France

joli parc ,j'aime beaucoup!!

5 May 2011 6:39am

@cristoF: Merci beaucoup Cristof! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Thanks, Eric - the tour has been wonderful. Great shot to end the series - so much of interest in the frame here!

5 May 2011 7:59am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! I am glad you enjoyed the series! It was great to have you along for the trip! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Tremendous shot, one of your best Eric. Excellent composition with a great foreground element, love the colour scheme of every thing too, all green a bit like Wimbledon in summer.

5 May 2011 8:29am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A wonderful take! Classy and the climax of your series! Thank you so much, Eric, for this lovely presentation! I truly enjoyed the way you guided us through this famous garden!

5 May 2011 8:32am

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! I was honoured to have you along for the trip! I am glad you enjoyed the journey! ;-)

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

beautiful and perfekt angle! you got an amazing depth in this photo so you can definitely feel to stand right there!

5 May 2011 9:47am

@klausZ: Thank you very much Klaus! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition, nice colours and light. The garden and the water body in the foreground are lovely. Excellent ... Great shot to end this beautiful series ... The building in the background is really very beautiful ...
Love it, Eric! :)

5 May 2011 9:57am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful composition !

5 May 2011 10:02am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique composition! Tu as visité beaucoup de superbes jardins et tout ça pour notre plus grand plaisir! :)

5 May 2011 11:00am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! Le plaisir est à moi d'être à vous montrer ces magnifiques jardins! Il était bon de vous avoir parmi nous pour le voyage ....

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A great ending with this overview..fantastic pond! Great composition!

5 May 2011 11:49am

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! I am glad you enjoyed the series! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Thanks you for sharing with us your journeys.
Beautiful ending to a great series.
Well done and seen Eric!

5 May 2011 12:07pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! It was a wonderful trip and it was a pleasure to have you along for the ride! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Really enjoyed this series, Eric - well done!

5 May 2011 12:41pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! I am very pleased that you enjoyed the series! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Une magnifique série, c'était génial. Merci.
Belle dernière.)

5 May 2011 1:22pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! Le plaisir est à moi d'être à vous montrer ces magnifiques jardins! Ce fut un voyage merveilleux et je suis heureux que vous ayez été en mesure de faire partie de celui-ci .... ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What a beautiful spot to "wind it all up" - great tour, Eric.

5 May 2011 1:22pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! It was great to have you along for the trip.... ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful series of a beautiful place, Eric.

5 May 2011 1:30pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! I am glad you enjoyed the series! ;-)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautiful place and wonderful series Eric.Well done!

5 May 2011 1:37pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Phil Morris from Canada

Reminds me of an older mansion that was only a million dollars, thirty years ago !! There
seems to be wonderful privacy and yet an oasis of design and nature co-mingling to really
impress and take prisoners. Apart from that little sign, I will be ready soon to move in!~))

5 May 2011 1:41pm

@Phil Morris: ROFL......thank you very much Phil! ;-))

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

So well maintained again... What a beautiful mansion also ! I really like the reflections in the pond. Excellent series Eric. Have a lovely day :)

5 May 2011 1:45pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Very, very nice place, Eric. Thanks to show us them. Best wishes.

5 May 2011 2:34pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

this is sooooo fine! 5 stars!!!

5 May 2011 2:58pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! You are very kind! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh my heavens this IS a beautiful final scene! I love the vertical wide angle shot here..showing the entire pond - how magnificent! And, Eric, you should really be proud of this magnificent series you have brought to us...I have thoroughly enjoyed these images and the fact that I have never been there hurts just little bit less becasue I have been privelaged to see your work...magnificent!

5 May 2011 3:11pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! You are most kind indeed! I am pleased that you have enjoyed the series! ;-)

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Wonderful composition, Eric. This was a nice choice to end the series with.

5 May 2011 3:53pm

@Kenny: Thank you very much Kenny! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous tour

5 May 2011 4:43pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Kat from Lorraine, France

Ce fut une agréable visite, c'est vraiment un jardin merveulleux !!!

5 May 2011 5:37pm

@Kat: Merci beaucoup Kat! Il a été un plaisir de vous nous accompagner pendant le voyage...... ;-)

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

beautiful pond

5 May 2011 5:47pm

@Veronique: Thank you very much Veronique! ;-)

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

bright and interesting all the series

5 May 2011 6:59pm

@Oleg: Thank you very much Oleg! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice shot of this wonderful garden…

5 May 2011 7:09pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

a very elaborate garden and a fine looking mansion! what a view they must have!

5 May 2011 7:52pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I especially like the cross that the pool forms from this angle and of course the beautiful reflection. You shared many photos of the gardens not usually seen. Thank you for the memories!

5 May 2011 8:31pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! It was great to have you along for the ride! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

These gardens were lovely. I like the reflection of the house in the water. It would have been a wonderful place to live!

5 May 2011 9:16pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! Actually the owners of the gardens still live on the estate..... ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A classic photo of this classic garden. Love the reflections. This is a great series!

5 May 2011 9:42pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! I am glad you enjoyed the series! ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

What a delightful place.

5 May 2011 10:03pm

@Ralph Jones: Thank you very much Ralph! ;-)

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

An awesome ending! This photo brought back the wonderful memory of High Tea at the Gardens!

5 May 2011 11:25pm

@Georgie: Thank you very much George! Yes, that was really special..... ;-)

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great composition and color and a great series !

6 May 2011 12:21am

@BBM: Thank you very much BBM! ;-)

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Beautiful lotus pond and fountain, this was a wonderful series Eric !

6 May 2011 2:52am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! I am glad you enjoyed it! ;-)

Becky from los angeles, United States

Amazing comp - I'm sure they would like a copy of this - it's just excellent in every way.

6 May 2011 3:57am

@Becky: Thank you very much Becky! ;-)

Mary from PA, United States

I've very much enjoyed this...just been very busy....and spring finally did arrive here. April of 2011 has brought record rainfall to our state, a little over 10 inches( our normal is 3) Hopefully spring comes to you soon now.

6 May 2011 12:23pm

@Mary: Thank you very much Mary! I am glad you enjoyed the series! It will still be a few weeks yet before spring makes itself know up here.... ;-)

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

What a striking and beautiful place!

6 May 2011 10:03pm

@GJC: Thank you very much GJC! ;-)

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Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

What a beautiful garden! You have an ad on this page to delete Eric. They got me too!

9 May 2011 7:25pm

@Dutch: Thank you very much Kristen! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wow! beautiful grounds...a very nice place..nicely captured

12 May 2011 3:03pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

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