'Chapel Square, Isola Madre.'
The square is situated between the villa, from where the picture is taken, and the family chapel. Most of Isola Madre is an 'English' style garden, but very exotical. Photo Paul Smit.
At this spot the shore of Lago Maggiore so much resembles the French Riviera that in the end it was called after it. Photo Paul Smit.
'Garden of Villa San Remigio.'
An Irish paintress and her poet/musician from Napoli designed the garden around Villa San Remigio in Pallanza. Here English and Italian styles mix. The decay adds to the visual poetry. Photo Paul Smit.
'Party in Passau.'
Passau is having a party at the town hall square. Passau is the last German town along the Danube before the Austrian border and maybe the prettiest. Here the Inn (in the background) flows into the Danube and the Ilz as well. You never need to search a long time to find a river front promenade. The Inn is green and the Ilz brown, so whatever people sing about the Danube, this never adds up to blue. Photo Paul Smit.