Excursion Belgium April 2022 ‚Äď Hellend Vlak van Ronqui√®res & Brussels

Hellend Vlak van Ronqui√®res By Susie & Heather Background of the project Hellend vlak van Ronqui√®res is an inclined plane working like a boat lift on the Charleroi-Brussels Canal near the village of Ronqui√®res. Completed in April 1968, it bridges the height difference of 68m in the Hainaut Plateau. The ships are lifted by two…

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Excursion Belgium April 2022 ‚Äď Remembrance Park Ypres

By Vivian & Xinyu What we like about this project The planting of grouped elms at the entrance of the park creates the memorial atmosphere which is totally different from the outside suburban environment. It grabbed visitors‚Äô attention immediately in order to make everyone immerse. The symbolic signs along the route are composed with paved…

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Thomas Jefferson, landscape architect. Part III: UVA

A landscape architect for president. How about it? In¬†the first part of this feuilleton¬†this idea turned out to be not as far-fetched as it sounds‚Ķ. All first American presidents were gardeners/farmers, using their own garden to experiment with and express their ideas on what the future America should be, with Thomas Jefferson as their champion.¬†In…

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Thomas Jefferson landscape architect. Part I

In the present publicity excess on the American presidential elections, Trump versus Hillary, I can‚Äôt help fantasizing about the ideal president. What about a landscape architect for president? Well, it has been done before, and very successfully‚Ķ Actually all first presidents were gardeners/farmers, using their own garden to experiment with and express their ideas on…

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