There’s a lovely article in this month’s UK World Of Interiors magazine, February 2018 issue, on The English Garden at the Reggia di Caserta – The Royal Palace Of Caserta, close to Naples and Pompeii.
These beautiful images are but a few to be found in the article and online – to see and read more you might buy the magazine and/or click across to the Reggia di Caserta official website.
As a lover of history and ruins and secret gardens, The English Garden appeals to the sliver of historic romanticism that I treasure in my soul which is sadly, now, grimly under-nourished, in my physical reality, because most such places are not wheelchair accessible.
I look at these pictures and sigh with regret that I will never again be able to wipe sweat from brow, step foot forward and explore wonky and winding stone-paved paths; experience the deliberately built classical ruins of the Cryptoporticus; pause in the cool shade of Venus’ Bath in the sweltering heat of the Italian sun; and imagine the people, past and present, in whose footsteps I tread.
Nevertheless, I am inspired and uplifted as I read, remember, imagine and acknowledge that everything must change yet so many things remain the same.
We have the same hopes, fears, loves and lives as we walk the same earth, places, spaces, homes and gardens. Whether here or there, in today’s world, we are able to see and experience these realities, physically or no. Imagine, as I do:
Travel wide. Travel well. In Every Way That You Can.
For as long as you are able. 🖤