April 21, 2014

Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

On the Left Bank of Paris in the 6th arrondissement lies the lovely Luxembourg GardensJardin du Luxembourg.  This 60-acre island of tranquility is the city's second largest park and originally formed the grounds of a palace built by Marie de' Medici, the second wife of King Henry IV. The palace is now home to the French Senate.

Luxembourg Palace, Paris

April 07, 2014

Toronto's Beach Getaway

The east Toronto neighbourhood of The Beach preserves its roots as the city’s first lakeside resort, embracing its aquatic heritage while marrying a thriving commercial district with its cherished parklands. Disagreement continues to this day as to the proper name for the neighbourhood. Is it The Beaches or The Beach? According to local street signs, the latter has won.