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A few weekends ago, Christa, our marketing guru, was down in San Francisco attending a leadership conference and was able to sneak away to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Joined by her husband Greg, our principal landscape architect, they toured the famous aquatic park which features a historial boat exhibit! Check out this unconventional historical park on water and the gorgeous lines and detail of the old ships.
Formerly an engine factory, MFO-Park is an award-winning designed park that covers over 95,000 square feet of free, green and open space. Located in Zurich, the park includes skyline views of the city due to the trellis design of the structure. Walls of greenery enclose the area, and are filled with mixtures of plants, flowers, seating areas, water features and open space for the community to use for large, recreational events. It’s mix of modern and industrial,
Keeping with the theme of the cold December weather, we’re looking back at past adventures. One of our own, Borka, moved from Slovakia to the U.S. about five or six years ago and saying that she’s lover of the outdoors would be an understatement! The High Tatras offer extraordinary mountain and lake formations, high-mountain snow peaks, cold hardy plantings, connection to nature, mushroom hunting, and natural herbs. It’s a truly inspiring place!
This past weekend our team member Scott made the long drive all the way up to Washington! He visited the Public Market and was impressed by the well constructed open market and the ability to move large numbers of people through this space. Lush landscapes and weather tolerant plantings were inspiring!
Last weekend our principal landscape architect, Greg, took a road trip to the quaint, little town of Ketchum, Idaho. He spent most of his time in Sun Valley, a famous tourist town. Amazing views of the Sawtooth Mountains surround the town which offers a massive amount of outdoor activities. Beautifully landscaped, it’s hard not to walk away with the images of Sun Valley in the fall! Enjoy some great, inspirational photos from the trip!
Recently our travels have taken us to Sacramento! Last week we made some time to walk through the World Peace Rose Garden at The Capitol. Created in 2003 as a sanctuary of peace, love, and inspiration for people of all nations, cultures, and religions. Your eye is drawn to the pops of color, has clean lines and is always in pristine condition. It’s inspiring to have lanscape that was built for a greater meaning that just looking beautiful!
Inspired by the growth of a simple lumber community into a vibrant urban community. A well developed city centered around the Deschutes River, its lush surroundings and organic materials all weaved into the architecture enhancing the natural landscape. We often visit to get a quick inspiration! In fact, we went this last weekend! The fall colors are so vibrant on the backdrop of such organic materials.
A masonry inspired trip…the use of natural stone weaved through the streets, buildings and town center. The cobblestones are timeless, experiencing the fall colors of the Northeast. Photo courtesy of www.gobot.com
Inspired by the Baroque buildings rebuilt in the 18th century, Heidelberg was hit hard during the 17th-century wars. The Heidelberg castle was by far the most impressive of all the castles I visited through Europe. The Alte Brucke Bridge, destroyed in WWII was rebuilt to perfection preserving the original details and its history.