[AMSTERDAM] Keukenhof Gardens Part Five

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Roses are Red

Little Girl and her Tulips

Lakeside Lisse

Flowers and fields of tulips aside, Keukenhof has this little niche shops where they sell bulbs, seeds, seedlings and pots of yet-to-blossom flowers. I brought home a tiny pot of water hyacinth and some mauve tulips to grow on my own, but mostly my mom’s the one who’s really excited about watching it bloom! Bulbs

Hercules Plant

Bulbs from Netherlands

There’s also this petting farm with ducks, chickens, cocks, cows, horses and sheep. Stinks like a zoo too.Keukenhof Ducks

Keukenhof Ducks

Keukenhof Chicken

Keukenhof Farm

Keukenhof Touching Farm

Keukenhof Petting Zoo

Keukenhof Horse

Keukenhof Cow

A really expensive and small vanilla cone to counter-battle the drizzling cold weather.Keukenhof Icecream

Windmill – Keukenhof GardensKeukenhof WIndmill

A beautiful Emily Dickinson poem we came across on the way home.Keukenhof Quotes Tulip

Keukenhof Tickets

Many more pictures to come! I’ve filtered out my selfies and those pictures with me included, because those flowers on their own are too charismatic, I’ll just destroy their natural beauty.

Keukenhof Gardens
Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands

Viktoria Jean

Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

Swans at Schloss Leopoldskron

A glimpse of the rococo villa from the bank across, while surrounded by a gorgeous bevy of swans. Contrary to popular belief, the Schloss Leopoldskron palace was never used as the Von Trapp villa in Robert Wise’s Sound of Music!

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Leopoldskron Palace is privately owned and not accessible to the general public, unless you’re a registered resident of the castle accommodations.

Schloss Leopoldskron River Palace
We were in Salzburg mid-September while temperature hasn’t descended to an insane low, though dark clouds and rain weren’t merciful enough to spare us.

Swans Schloss Leopoldskron
One of 3 scenes filmed here was of Julie Andrews and the children falling into the Leopoldskroner Weiher. I remember that so well now!

Schloss Leopoldskron

Sound of Music Tour
Our larger-than-life, don’t-seem-like-she’s-been-doing-this-everyday-for-twenty-years tour guide.

Swans at Schloss Leopoldskron

Schloss Leopoldskron Swans riverside

Schloss Leopoldskron Salzburg

Schloss Leopoldskron Salzburg
Friends who were excited at meeting swans who aren’t people-shy.

Schloss Leopoldskron
Leopoldskronstraße 56-58
5020 Salzburg

Viktoria Jean

sheltering sky


“How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood,
some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being
that you can’t even conceive of your life without it?
Perhaps four or five times more.
Perhaps not even that.
How many more times will you watch the full moon rise?
Perhaps twenty.
And yet it all seems limitless.”

― Paul Bowles,
The Sheltering Sky