Harborwalk along Boston Logan International Airport, East Boston, Massachusetts
Sunken Garden at Kensington Gardens London, England
And if you’re actually visiting such a city, it may be come as a great surprise that there are these little pockets of what may look like sprawling countryside within a concrete metropolis. A city such as London being quite Urban in every respect, (and one of my favorites if you’ve been joining me on these Travel Logs), is well known for also being replete in green space with its multitude of Royal Parks and Gardens that seem to emerge every few kilometers. A stroll thru Kensington with a stop inside the famed Sunken Gardens and one would forget there is any hustle and bustle going on just down Oxford Street. But take New York City for example, the ultimate Urban Jungle and which many think its sole green space is Central Park, and you’ll delight in knowing it actually has a variety of gorgeous green spots not only in the CITY but throughout its five boroughs. Venture over to Brooklyn, so dear to my heart, and you’ll find its topnotch Prospect Park which can rival Central Park in picnic, concert, lake and activities’ areas, along with the nearby Brooklyn Botanic Garden which can boast some of the most stunning grounds of Gardens anywhere. Or maybe you’ll prefer a grassy seat near the Brooklyn Bridge after walking thru the neighborhood area known as DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass). From there, you can take in a postcard worthy view of the skyline just across the water. If you’re on the opposite coast in the Northwest corner of the United States, the city of Seattle is another great place to enjoy some lovely “me-time”. This city is home to countless public parks, including the historic landmark that is the Japanese styled Kubota Garden with its magnificent Heart Bridge; simply one of prettiest sites outside of Japan itself.
Coles Fountain at Parliament Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Famous Swan Boats of the Boston Public Gardens Boston, Massachusetts
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Christopher Columbus Park, Boston, Massachusetts