Saturday, 28 April 2007

Art deco delight

In 1932, Henri Van de Velde, a Belgian-born industrialist bought 13 acres of land in Leura and commissioned landscape designer Paul Sorensen to create a beautiful garden for him to enjoy. Today, through the National Trust, it is available for us all to enjoy.

Photo: Courtyard garden, Everglades

Words to walk with:
From Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats
“Thou still unravished bride of quietness,
Thou foster child of silence and slow time,
Sylvan historian, who canst thus express
A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:
What leaf-fringed legend haunts about thy shape
Of deities or mortals, or of both,
In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?
What men or gods are these? What maidens loath?
What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?
What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?”









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