I love sepia postcards! I also love Monaco and Côte d'Azur. The whole Mediterranean coast remindeds me of SoCal in many ways but better wine and food. In another life I visited several times. But that was before having a mobile phone and taking photos of everything and sharing on social media.
I've never been, but would love to go. I so miss the possibilities of travel.
Apparently the cacti and succulents were brought to Monaco in the 1860's and the garden was open to the public in 1933. Gorgeous to see.
Have you been? (in person I mean)
I love your treasure trove of old postcards!
Andrew loves looking for, and buying, them...so I imagine the collection will increase.
Next time you are in France you may want to slide down to the coast. Apparently "Le jardin exotique de Monaco" is a real beauty. Their website jardin-exotique.mc suggest they are closed till January 2021, we all know why... But when that's over, it can be a trip of a lifetime.
"Next time you are in France..." I like the way you think!
Strangely enough, the photo reminds me of the fortress city in Spain Jim and I visited years ago, Rondo. It was truly magical and also had an emersion language school for those that wanted to become fluent in Spanish. The timing wasn't right for us, but it was downright dreamy.
Sounds dreamy! I've never been to Spain.
I like it. Even without color that garden shot is interesting because of the form and textures (and dramatic, borrowed landscape in the distance). Maybe we should be taking black and white or sepia pictures of our gardens as well - might provide some insight.
You should try it, it reveals a lot about the form and texture of a garden.
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