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Old May 11th, 2009, 02:30 AM   #1
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Favorite Parks in Your City

Favorite Parks in Your City


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Thought this might be a good way to kick off the new forums!

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Old May 11th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #2
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Well I'll kick things off with my favourite park in Townsville, which is Queens Gardens. Its just so ridiculously...green Heaps of shady trees and tropical plants, some hedge mazes, some avaries. Once you step through the gates you feel so seperated from the surrounding urban environment. Heres a photo of Queens Gardens from Castle Hill (click to enlarge):

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Old May 11th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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The Prinsentuin (=Prince' Garden).

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Old May 11th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #4
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Japanese Garden in Buenos Aires

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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #5
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Oh I like the Japanese Garden, so calming it looks.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #6
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NYC's Central Park, Manhattan:

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The Mall in Central Park
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Bow Bridge

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Lake Eola Park. Downtown Orlando, FL

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favorite parks in my country

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Baker Park!

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Central Park is a classic, and the best IMO. Maybe I can find some pictures of parks in my country
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Central Park is a classic, and the best IMO. Maybe I can find some pictures of parks in my country
Agreed!! Rock Creek Park in DC is my second.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 05:05 AM   #13
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Paco Park, Manila











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La Mesa Eco Park























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Esplanade Park, Singapore



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Melbourne, Australia has many acres of parkland around the Central Business District, Downtown. All have their own appeal, from the grand traditional Royal Botanic Garden, Gardens with memorials, Music Bowl, Melbourne Park Tennis Centre in the former Olympic Park to Albert Park where the Grand Prix is run each year. So you can find peace and tranquility or throngs of sport fans a short distance in any direction.








pics from government brochure ...I think?
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Quezon National Forest Park, Philippines



QUEZON NATIONAL FOREST PARK. Just 180-km southeast of Manila in Atimonan, Quezon Province lies one of the most beautiful mountains in southern Luzon that has been declared a Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary. The present area of the park is 984 hectares (4 sq. miles) with its highest point at 366-m above sea level.

The park has an intricate system of caves, waterfalls, springs, creeks, gorges, and ravines set against a quaint backdrop of lush greenery. The park teems with flora and fauna, from butterflies to birds and monkeys tugging along their young while crossing the street. The trees are so tall and huge that they make the zigzag road darker than it should be. The park is also the site of Pinagbanderahan, where the Filipino Revolutionaries planted the Philippine flag in their fight against the Spanish colonizers. Quezon National Forest Park encompasses the western municipalities of Atimonan, Pagbilao, and Padre Burgos. It can be reached by walking for about one hour from the road to the top of a ridge.

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Marvellous parks everyone! Good start for this section


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"El Retiro" photos that I posted are mine (except for the photo of Fallen Angel fountain, that includes the source, FotoMadrid)
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