Jul 15, 2011

An Arch wherethrough Gleams the untravelled world...

"I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough 
gleams that untravelled world,
whose margin fades 
for ever and ever when I move"
Lord Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses, 1833
Is there anything as lovely as an arch
in a magically luxuriant garden?

images: 1: house for sale in South Yarra,
2: garden design of Mulberry Cottage by EGA, Mornington Peninsula
3: moongate at Stonecrop Gardens, NY


  1. arches do make a great statement; like a grand entrance. i'm especially loving the first one. xx

  2. What a gorgeous quote by Tennyson! And that first picture does it justice! Wish I had the house finished, let alone the garden! LOL!

  3. Lovely...the bottom pic is so magical...I really want to get lost in there...
    Claudia xo

  4. Hello Virginia:
    An archway framing a view is, in our view, a most attractive device in a garden. It focuses the eye and yet draws one on to explore further. It adds intrigue and mystery as only a small part of the scene is revealed at any one point. All three of the examples you show are beguiling.

  5. These images are gorgeous. Love an archway framing any entrance!!


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