It is worth it to go to The Netherlands if the only thing you do is visit the Keukenhof. The park is 32 hectares wide and has 15 kilometres of footpaths so you can’t see it all in a day. There are wonderful Inns and hotels nearby if you wish to extend your stay. If you like Tulips go in the early spring but each season offers amazing garden views and activities for young and old. This image was taken in the rain during April and you can purchase a print and see others on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
The Keukenhof is one of the most famous and amazing gardens in the world located in Holland a short train ride from Amsterdam. The formal gardens are so large you may not ever make it to the Windmill and maze that are on the far outskirts of the garden. If you do you will be rewarded with seeing fields of bulbs, not being grown for the formal garden but rather for export all over the world. You can see other images form Holland or buy a print of this one by clicking here.
Outside of vernon France about an hour from Paris is Monet’s house at Giverny. I always had the feeling that Monet was near sighted and too vain to wear glasses which explained his unique style. However, after seeing his house and gardens at Giverny I changed my opinion. I think he painted what he saw. This photo has great depth of field and is in focus, yet it is “soft” in appearance due to the willow trees and other vegetation. You can buy a print of this image at my gallery by clicking here.