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another park in Kassel (germany): the "Aue"


By nelke


The park itself exists since the 16th century. One of it´s chanals leads to a carree-formed little lake. In the middle of this an island was made, as a botanical park for rare and exotical plants. It was finished in 1730 .
Rare trees are all over the park, and since the Romatic it is a mix of tamed “wilderness”, seeming to be “natural”, structured by several chanals with an axial perspective from a little palace, the “Orangerie”. This semi-natural character we find in the bigger Mountain-park, the “Wilhelmshöhe”, too.
The Photos below: The firsafter the peas, showing the blossoming tree, the rhizinus and the lotos´s are from the surrounding, the others and the peas from the island, called “seven-mountains”, because it consists of little hills, each with an other style. The little white temple is the swan-house on another, but small, island.
The peas, expecially the cock, are very tame, feeling the adore of all the visitors!

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Hi Nelke, Fantastic blog and great photos. Thank you.

2 Jul, 2009


A beautiful place to visit Nelke and some lovely plants.

2 Jul, 2009


Gorgeous photos Nelke and it looks a lovely place to wander...........

2 Jul, 2009


Lovely photo's Nelke, I especially like the white temple and the peacocks

2 Jul, 2009


Beautiful peony in one photo. Nice park in deed.

2 Jul, 2009


Nelke thanks for taking us with you for a visit, it's a beautiful park, and great photos

3 Jul, 2009


Thanks to You all! - The parks here are so nicely done, so that I´m happy myself to share the Photos. I´ll do another blog today, some elder and some other pics of the same little place, for little it is. - It´s indeed good to wander in this park, the big one, and I try every sunday to get out, and often there...

3 Jul, 2009


What a beautiful park! I'm a great fan of parks, and yours look magnificent. Many Thanks for the history, too. :-)

4 Jul, 2009


What a wonderful place to visit - so peaceful, and beautifully laid out.

5 Jul, 2009


Thanks, David and Wagger. Yes, we are lucky about the parks. The Town always was known for it. There was that one great Gardener in the layout of the parks. He gathered all those exotic plants, many trees,- and kept a beautiful balance between "wild"-looking and constructed elements, imitating the conditions for the plants.

5 Jul, 2009

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