Italy/Switzerland: Lago Maggiore - paulsmit
'Isola Bella.'

The 'beautiful island', main sight of the Lago Maggiore, is a man made piece of art. The garden is an ode to rationality, typical for the baroque. Strong geometry and symmetry typify the terraces rising high above the lake, adorned with statues and balustrades. At the same time the garden breathes surrealism. Photo Paul Smit.