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Japanese walkings to the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden.The Nederlands.

Founded by University of Leiden in 1590, the Hortus Botanicus is the oldest Botanicus Garden of The Nederlands and one of the oldest in the world.
Hortus consists from more than ten thousand botanical species growing and living in its surroanding from which the most are coming from all the countries of the world.
It has a special Winter Garden with  a large collection of Cycades and carnivorous plants, a monumental Orangery dated back to 1744, extensive tropical greenhouses, Fern Garden, Rosarium and Japanese Garden which nowdays are in the highlight of this `living Museum`....

                                                Photos by Tzina Alimpoutaki- Joustra

                                       Japanese the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden.

Many famous international scientists such as Clusius, Boerhaave, Linnaeus and Einstein were connected to
the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden and hundreds of plant species from Japan were brought to Holland in the 19th century by the German …

Leiden City,South Holland:An amazingly enough old city.

A sity trip in Leiden at a dinstance around 20 kilometers from The Hague to its south and 40 kilometers from Amsterdam to its north  in  province South Holland. The Nederlands.

It's really true that Leiden is an old city.
There was a Roman fortress in Leiden in the 4th century and its artificial hill ( it called the Brucht van Leiden) at confluence of the rivers Old and New Rijn it was formed a long time before-a special city.
Leiden is well-known  especially for two cases.
As the place where the Pilgrims lived and operated a printing press in Amsterdam in 17th century before  their departure to Massachussets and New Amsterdam in the New World.
As the city which sided with the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule in 1572  supported in a best way the Eighty Years War.

Cambridge: Round the river Cam...

The river Cam enters Cambridge from the south west of the city and heads north past many of the historical Colleges of the University of Cambridge along the open area well-known as the Backs. After Sint John's College which is the biggest in the historical area, it turns and runs east. The river Cam has 23 bridges and the oldest of Cambridge's current bridges was built in 1639-40) by Thomas Grumbold. It is the Clare College Bridge.
Photo's: Tzina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.

                          The oldest bridge of Cam river. The Clare College Bridge (1640).

                Mathematical Bridge connects Queen's College with the President's Lodge at Cambridge.

                                           The Mathematical Bridge of Queen's College (1902). The third version of the design.First built in 1749.

                               Bridge of Signs St.John's College(1831). The best known Ca…

Art and Sculpture Jesus College Cambridge(Deel Two)

Exhibition Sculpture in the Close 2011. Jesus College.Cambridge University. Photos:Tzina Alimpoutaki.
The permanent art collection of Jesus College, Cambridge includes famous names of artistic works by John Bellany, Antonio Belotti, Richard Bray, Barry Flanagan, Antony Cormley, Albert Irvin, Richard Long, Diane MacClean, Eduardo Paolozzi and William Turnbull.

Jesus College. Cambridge University.
Barry Flanagan: Bronze Horse. 1983. First Court.
Jesus College. Cambridge University.

                             Sir Eduardo Paolozzi: Daedalous on Wheels. 1994.Bronze. Chapel Court.
                                       William Turnbull: Head. 1987. Cloister Court.