These beautiful murals are in the Goess Apartment which is within the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. Hand painted by Johan Bergl, they were commissioned by Marie Antoinette's mother Maria Theresa who had received Schonbrunn as a present from her father. I think these murals and rooms are incredibly lovely! You can read more about the rooms and palace gardens here and here. Photos by Alan Carroll.
The Dreamer dreams of many things. He dreams about inter planetary space travel and he dreams about writing a book on his hero Nikola Tesla and his epic battle championing the alternating current (AC) as opposed to the direct current (DC). He also dreams about steak and kidney dinners and snuggling in his favourite chair in front of the fire on cold wintery evenings. Next to the dreamer is a handsome branch of Tiger Lily flowers that make for a very striking floral display when arranged in the appropriate vase.
The city of Sydney's decoration for February is large baskets of very red begonias hanging from all the lamp posts. They look so lovely, I will endeavour to get a snap of them at some stage. Begonias, however, come in all shapes and sizes including pink (see above).
Spring is in full swing here in Sydney! There are lots of lovely flowers doing their thing all over the city like these delightful paper daisies I spotted the other day. The best thing about them was the soft rustle they made when the breeze blew.
Did you know there are 75 different species of tulip? Below are fields of The Netherland's national flower photographed from the air by Italian photographer Simone Sbaraglia. They really are something, aren't they?
I was thinking about doing a blog post about Julianne Moore and her impeccable sense of style etc but I was sidelined by an Architectural Digest article I found about her garden. I was totally enraptured! She lives in a townhouse in the heart of New York's West Village and it seems her flair for clothes and styling extends to her garden! You can read more here: Architectural Digest.