When I think of a peacock I visualize a large bird with brightly coloured feathers. A more modest peacock with snowy white plumage lives in the gardens of the Borromeo Palace on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. And meeting these ethereal creatures was an item on my Bucket List.
|White Chinese Peacock of Isola Bella|
|Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore|
Wandering the gravelled pathways are the beautiful white Chinese peacocks of Isola Bella. Some of them were shy, playing hide and seek in the shrubbery. And I was a little disappointed that none of them were willing to display their lacy tail feathers.
Still, I think the elegant white peacocks of Isola Bella are more beautiful than their splashier kin. And you couldn’t choose a more suitable inhabitant for the colourful gardens of the Borromeo Palace.
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