Škofja Loka – green city from 1274

Green cities, sustainable cities, eco  friendly initiatives, community gardens , all new approaches trying to bring more nature into the cities. And to connect citizens with the nature again.But are all these approaches really something we’ve invented just recently ? I claim we all have inherited the necessity, or call it a primal need, to be in close contact with nature around us. If we are cut away from the natural environment we crave so desperately for , we reinvent it.   It was in 1274 that Škofja Loka was mentioned to have town rights. Today Town square buildings show Gothic , baroque and renaissance past . Yet they all have something in common: NATURE, among figurative elements flowers and plants are predominant! A green city approach form centuries ago!

 

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Botanists behind the beach

tamara:

Reblogged from Colours of Spain , blog I like to visit to remember Spain…
http://coloursofspain.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/botanists-behind-the-beach/

Originally posted on Colours of Spain:

Botanists behind the beach

Botanists behind the beach

Botanists from Kew Gardens, on their annual field trip to the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata, studying the flora behind El Playazo beach, Rodalquilar this afternoon.
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