Foodie Havens

Paris to Provence!

Jardin des Tuileries © Alice Joyce

I invite you to accompany me on a virtual tour as we stroll around Paris, then move South to Provence. We begin with an obligatory visit to Ladurée .. the unparalleled pâtisserie. Floral touches on the windows, sweet!

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Portland's South Waterfront Park

Portland South Waterfront Park Photo © Alice Joyce

South Waterfront Park Pond Photo © Alice Joyce

Lush Plantings in a Formal Framework distinguish Portland’s South Waterfront Park.

On a summer night in the glowing light of dusk, it’s pure bliss to walk among the lush perennial plantings that enliven the formal gardens adjacent to the Willamette River; below the southern point of Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Naito Parkway.

Callas Aglow at Dusk Photo © Alice Joyce

Brilliant callas

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New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Irish Hunger Memorial wall brickwork Photo © Alice Joyce

Not far from Ground Zero, the Battery Park City neighborhood in lower Manhattan has greatly changed in the years since 9/11. I stepped off a shuttle bus at an unexpected stop, catching sight of a poignantly composed green sward. The Irish Hunger Memorial, designed by artist Brian Tolle, with landscape architect Gail Wittwer-Laird among the project’s team, commemorates the famine of the mid-1880s, at the same time, raising awareness for all who face hunger in the world today.

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