Thursday, March 22, 2012

TP Thursday: A Blooming Good Trip!

We had such a blooming good time on our trip last spring to Madrid, London and Paris that I decided to create a bouquet of memories today:

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High above us on the side streets of Madrid, flowers cascaded over the railings of even the narrowest of balconies.


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Parks were tapestries scattered throughout Madrid; their designs created by endless beds of red roses.
 

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It felt as if we were staying in London’s Chelsea Flower Show each time we entered our Chancery Court Hotel.   The pungent peonies filled the lobby with a springtime aromatherapy.  (As well as providing inspiration:  “Why it’s simply flower stems and candles mixed. . .why couldn’t I do that at home?”)

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It seemed all of London was in bloom – even the bench in the hotel’s courtyard.


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A cold, blustery wind swirled street dust during our too-brief overnight stay in Paris. Despite the harsh chill that cut through our coats, balcony blooms reminded us that it really was springtime in Paris.

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When someone asks, “But, . . .is there anything to see there?”  these are the images that come to mind. What every day images are in your bouquet of memories?

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8 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I get a definite spring feeling :)

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  2. Banish winter with colorful flowers. Just beautiful.

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  3. I love the balconies all over Europe that are festooned with flowers and wish we did more of that in North America. I'm looking out at 2 inches of fresh snow today so it's a pleasant reminder to see these photos and know that spring really isn't that far off.

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  4. Nice shots. I always look for flowers in window boxes when I'm traveling.

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  5. Spring had indeed sprung. Yes, quite common to see flowers everywhere, in cities big and small, in most European cities.

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  6. Great way to welcome Spring by posting these photos. I especially like the peonies in the Chancery Court's lobby. Very nice touch. I enjoy taking photos of flowers when I travel, too. They're pretty and they're pleasant reminders.

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  7. You know me and my flowers! I love all of these. I want to go back to Madrid (and Spain) when the flowers are blooming.

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  8. Thanks for your comments; hopefully my email responses (a new addition to the blog) reached each of you. And thanks to those who Google + the post. Happy Spring, hope flowers are, or will soon be blooming in your parts of the world.

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