There are two hometowns in a person's life: one is place where he was born and lived in his youth, and other is place he dreams of. It is a place that you admire as soon as you see it, it is unusual but very familiar, it seems to be connected with it by nature, because of its beauty, it is kind of life that everyone dreams of.
The earliest village of Giethoorn originally belonged to a large forest and swamp, an uninhabited area under strict supervision of Pope. The first settlers were Catholic exiles who dug peat in mud to make a living. Years of artificial mining and two catastrophic floods have shaped relief of lakes.
From 1924 to 1938, when Netherlands was actively promoting "Land Consolidation Act" (improving water management, optimizing division of land and building road infrastructure), village of Giethoorn carried out refined land planning, proposing to "preserve rural rivers as much as possible" . as far as possible and principle of "reduce road construction" allows you to keep texture of water town.
The houses, bridges, gardens and other landscapes in village of Giethoorn are private property of local residents, and it is thanks to active maintenance and repair of personal property by local residents that good rural features of village of Giethoorn have been preserved. ten years warranty. The Dutch Association for Conservation of Nature Dewiden annually recruits professional staff to maintain landscape of waters and wetlands of village of Giethoorn, in order to stabilize ecological landscape of the village of Giethoorn.
From 1969 to 1974, village of Giethoorn began to prepare for establishment of a land management committee to carry out a second round of land planning and development, and to prioritize development of tourism functions. The plan clearly states that 250 hectares will be used as tourist attractions and fully open to outside world.
The Village of Giethoorn prohibits fuel powered boats from entering waterways of Giethoorn Village and basically promotes "whisper boats" and other battery powered boats to visit network of water systems, enhancing beauty of pastoral water town to extreme. At same time, build a wooden trestle bridge with different specifications and increase height of bridge opening to facilitate free passage of cruise ships.
With common design of "bridge", "shoreline" and "boat", visitors can enjoy walking and changing landscapes in village of Giethoorn, as well as appreciate incredible beauty of pastoral town on water from different perspectives. You can interact with people on beach and at same time you become a decoration for others.
City of Assisi
Assisi railway station is unadorned, simple and unsophisticated, and traces of history make it more chic and classic. The track is very close to people, there is no sense of distance, but there is a postmodern feeling of "slowness in past". The people waiting for bus are sitting in sun, and color tone is like an oil painting, showing long yellowness of texture of time. The track is long and stretches into distance over green hill, which is hometown of San Francisco.
Assisi geraniums decorate streets, and religious atmosphere makes this place even more sacred and heavy.
City of Alberobello
Alberobello Literally translated from Italian, it means "beautiful tree", also known as Alberobello's house, which is a circle without columns and beams, surrounded by inhabitants made of square blocks of limestone. It is built at an appropriate height and then stacked up from rock fragments. Each piece gradually narrows and crowns, forming a conical spire. This is most primitive way of building houses for people. It is said that locals used to come here. to avoid natural disasters build a house. Diving feels like being in a fairy tale world, it's really worth a visit.
Alberobello is a small town in Italy. “Blue skies, white walls and gray roofs” is most direct impression of city. Walking through streets of city, in this white and blue color, there is a feeling of "unreal".
There are hundreds of them on top of a hill in Rione Monti area. Trullo Sovrano of 18th century is a two-storey trulli. The furniture and tools of Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla in Alberobello recreate life centuries ago. Southwest of city is Casa Rossa, a World War II internment camp.
City of Colmar
Colmar is a small city in Alsace in northeastern France, named after canals and flower boats.
Colmar is a small city in Alsace in northeastern France, west of Ile River, a tributary of Rhine. It is named after canals and flower boats. From bridge you can see reflection of former boatmen and laundries in water and scenery is beautiful. Colmar is also known as one of most romantic regions.
The whole city of Colmar is filled with a fabulous atmosphere. And “Little Venice” is quintessence of Colmar, a canal flows through it, and water surface is full of colors that belong to city. The petals that occasionally fall from a window full of flowers and footprints left by a flower boat passing through a narrow riverbed make Colmar a little more gentle and agile.
In Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle comic book, scene of first meeting of hero and heroine is Colmar. In order to find this scene, Hayao Miyazaki traveled to south of France for twelve days and finally chose city of Colmar. In all of animation, most romantic scene took place here.
The small town of Colmar looks more like a well-preserved medieval village, with traditional half-timbered houses filled with overflowing flower pots, combined with houses of different colors reflected in calmly flowing water, creating a colorful world. .
Colmar is located in Alsace region of France, not far from Germany, so architectural style of entire city combines soft colors of France with practicality of German buildings. The buildings in city are mostly wooden, and colorful outer walls give city vitality. Many buildings in city are also included in list of protected cultural heritage sites.
City of Spero
Spero is a small town in Umbria region of central Italy, most beautiful city in Italy. The stone walls of houses here are covered with flowers planted by inhabitants of town, as if you are in a sea of flowers.
Spero, where god of flowers lives, flourishes in narrow classic stone streets. The motley stone wall not only does not age, but also thickens the artistic sense of time.
Healthy and beautiful grass and blooming flowers are hung around stone house. Although there is no one on road, it reveals an atmosphere that has been carefully preserved and cared for by connoisseurs of beauty for thousands of years.
Every June, people of Spero hold their unique Infiorata Flower Festival. On this day, all main streets and squares of Spello are covered with carpets of dried flower shavings, which is very beautiful.
Most people know Giverny, probably because Monet once lived here, which is why people also call Giverny "Monet's City". This white-walled, red-roofed farmhouse looks like an impressionist landscape throughout.
The small town of Giverny is located in Eure department in Upper Normandy region in west of Paris. This is a typical countryside location in Normandy on west coast of France, about 80 kilometers from center of Paris. . Situated at confluence of River Seine and Brook Epte, farmland and pastures are scattered among them, creating an idyllic landscape that quietly tells city's long history.
The mountains here are undulating, farmhouses with white walls and red roofs, a dense green forest belt, and bright flowers and plants make people blind and forget to return. Walking along promenade by lake, water murmurs, breeze is refreshing, and afternoon sun reflects on lake, giving a feeling of silence.
If you yearn for a quiet town in an oil painting, you look forward to poetic and picturesque countryside. Then city of Giverny will be able to satisfy all your fantasies about European village in your dreams. Being in Taoyuan is like swimming in middle of a painting.
The city is full of pastoral landscapes, bright flowers, bright sun and greenery.
Tourists spend day here like this: in rays of morning sun, they can watch cows grazing leisurely in meadow; during day they can play and run among delicate flowers and eat handmade cheese; drinking wine and talking about the mountains under a kerosene lamp. A carefree, leisurely start to a vacation.
Master Impressionist Monet built a garden here and chose this place for life. The Monet Family in Yard, held at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is enough to show Mr. Monet's love for city. Breeze, green grass, flowers, big trees and gentle sun, the French still love this romantic life.
Monet's garden consists of two parts: a garden and a water garden. The garden, also known as Normandy Garden, is located in front of house. It is rectangular in shape and covers an area of about one hectare. It used to be a vegetable garden and an orchard. Pine trees built a greenhouse where flowers and grass grow.
When Monet first moved to Giverny, he was very poor financially and lived only in a rented house. He later became famous and married, and price of his work rose until he bought a house in 1890. He hired five gardeners to take care of his garden. Growing flowers and painting are two most important things in his life. Monet himself said: "I have nothing but gardening and painting." from most common to rarest, can be described as a "mixed bag". Due to different flowering seasons of different varieties, thus from April to October, flowers bloom and wither every month.
The water garden, full of asymmetry and beauty of curves, was inspired by Monet's meticulous collection of paintings of Japanese gardens. He tirelessly watches poolside flowers, whether they are in bud or in full bloom. It is impressive that he created a series of oil paintings called "Water Lilies", numbering 250 copies, which are kept in Orangerie Museum in Paris.
After death of his second wife and eldest son, Monet, physically and mentally exhausted, was in care of his stepdaughter, Blanche Oshdi Monet, who was also an artist; during this period, he developed initial symptoms of cataracts. Monet's symptoms gradually appeared. Due to general reddish color of his paintings, under influence of cataracts, Monet decided to undergo two cataract surgeries to reduce effect of cataract symptoms on his vision. This may be why, after operation, he can see some ultraviolet rays that are difficult for ordinary people to see, which affects colors he sees. He even repainted parts of work after surgery, including a bluer water lily.
He is also known to Monet and his garden. Later, inhabitants of town of Giverny fell in love with flowers more. They planted flowers around house and on both sides of road, forming a larger city garden with Monet's garden.
As a world-famous city of flowers, most charming thing about Giverny is not its natural scenery, but every corner of it is filled with vital poetry, far from hustle and bustle of metropolis, after peace and quiet, this is most heart-sickening pure land. This is also reason why people cannot forget after leaving: life is always a bit of poetry and longing for distant places.
No matter how world evolves every day, people's desire for life is always same. Nature, comfort, fun, future, such a life, no matter how different it may be, at home and abroad!
Giverny is located between Paris and Rouen, there is no direct train, nearest train station is Vernon.
Take train from Paris to Vernon and then bus to Giverny.
From Paris to Vernon: There are two morning trains from Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris to Vernon (the train fare is around €12 one way, but French train ticket has a floating price, so earlier you buy it, cheaper and you can arrive in 50 minutes), a direct train runs in opposite direction every hour from 15:00 to 20:00.
From Rouen to Vernon: 4-5 trains leave from Rouen every day until 12:00 (fare about 10 euros one way, travel time 40 minutes), and back from 17:00: 00-22: train runs approximately every hour from 00 to 00.
City of Bibury
Bibury is called most beautiful village in England, and its natural elegance epitomizes the English style. A stone traditional British thousand-year-old house, a babbling stream, flowers and plants and noble swans - all this is natural.
The house in Bibury is low and quaint, with vines entwined with honey-coloured stones and green vines hanging from stone walls like flowing water. These houses stand here like sculptures and do not change for hundreds of years, this is really a beautiful city of oil paintings!
Bibury has beautiful meadows, exotic flowers and plants, and beautiful cottages, but Kern River is most beautiful. This clean, fast and beautiful Kern River, which flows through village, makes Bibury especially graceful and lively. A small river slowly flows through center of city. Although river is not wide, water is very clear. Walking along river, you can see various pebbles on bottom of river and aquatic plants in river.
The small town of Ivar
The small town of Yvoire is located in east of France and is a pearl on shores of Lake Leman. The city is small, you can go shopping for about half an hour, it is suitable for aimless wandering through streets with loved ones.
Flowers fill every corner of city, intoxicating like a fairy tale world. Not only that, it also has medieval-style buildings and streets, as well as Swiss natural scenery and lakeside beauty. Walk around a small town, take a photo postcard.
Summer and spring are its most famous seasons, as flowers bloom everywhere. Stone walls, verandas and window frames are surrounded by flowers of various colors, and set off by green leaves. A richly colored oil painting.
Dinner under flowers and in shade, this is really a great place to dine. The romance of French and their closeness to nature are engraved in their bones.
The small town of Aegisan is located in France. On both sides of narrow streets and lanes, colorful houses lined up, flowers and plants stand on windowsills of each household. Ancient and deep history, vibrant culture, exquisite and beautiful architectural style, and winding and romantic streets make the small town of Ejisan unique and charming.
Egisan still retains a strong medieval architectural style. Many people say that it looks like a French-style German city, but it is more delicate and beautiful than a German city. In 2003, city was voted "The most livable city in France". The French consider it "Pearl of Palm" because it is not only birthplace of Pope, but also fabulous architectural style and lively atmosphere, as well as world-famous production of high-quality Alsatian wines.
Aegisan is a typical city that develops tourism with help of human resources. On one hand, buildings here are mostly wooden, reinforced houses, which combine German and French styles. Wooden reinforced houses are built of wood, with multifaceted roofs and unique designs, each with its own charm. Tourists walk around city as if they are in a fairy tale world, and as if they are traveling through ancient city hundreds of years ago, which makes people feel dissatisfied. On other hand, as birthplace of Pope Saint Leon IX, his statue stands in center of city, and many historical elements about him have been preserved.
History, architecture, religion and other elements of culture are well protected here. This heritage and relics have traveled through time and today they still make city shine in a new way and welcome visitors from all over world.
For development of tourism economy, only human resources are far from enough, because there are dozens of small towns scattered around Colmar with same resources as Aegisan - same architectural style and same acceptance of time. Baptism comes from history. But why can Eguissan stand out from crowd of similar towns, become one of "most beautiful villages in France" and become a "pearl in palm of French"? The answer is hidden in a glass of wine.
In fact, there is such a place in China, both romantic and antique, and "water everywhere, flowers in every house", so beautiful that it takes your breath away.
Here, row after row of terraced fields, and village collects Qi's nest clouds, which is why it is called "Tiyun family."
The flowers bloom here every year and it is called "the most beautiful village in China"!
The pink and black tiled walls are reminiscent of an ink-splattered landscape.
"Huanling for all seasons"
In spring Huangling is colorful and attractive.
Thousands of acres of rapeseed flowers bloom one after another. From afar, they seem like golden heavenly steps, layer by layer, in clusters, which is mesmerizing.
Autumn Huangling is very lively.
Many people know that Wuyuan is all about rapeseed flowers, but actually Wuyuan is most beautiful in autumn because it is full of human touch.
There is a custom in Huangling Autumn Sun.
Due to difficult terrain, there is very little flat land in village, so villagers have to use front and back of house and their own window sills and roofs to hang and hang their crops to dry.
Long and long wooden frames support round sun-dried slabs on which ferns and water bamboos are dried in spring, gourds and beans are sun-dried in summer, and rice and peppers are sun-dried in autumn...
Colorful crops accentuate Hui-style architecture, not to mention how beautiful it is.
The golden autumn sun is warm and soothing, and multi-colored harvested fruits are combined in a round solar plate. After a gust of autumn wind, five grains are fragrant.