Parc De Bruxelles (Brussels Park) is the perfect place to get some shade on a hot summer day. That’s what we did when we there many summers ago. It was quite a respite from getting baked under the hot summer sun.
Unlike what many others would think, Kuwait has a lot many gardens and parks which are very green and provide quite a respite from the harsh summers and a lovely hangout during the winters.
And add to that, there are also a few farms which while away from the city center are a nice way to spend the weekend and relax.
It rarely rains in Kuwait. Though the average yearly rainfall as per many meteorological websites is around 100-150mm a year, I guess there are so many times it doesn’t even rain that much. And therefore heavy rains would be up there among the rarest of the rare events.
These pictures are from the beautiful Shaheed Park after the rains in November 2018. It was the start of the rainiest winter I have seen in Kuwait in my stay of half a decade. The trees look really fresh after the rain.
I had a chance to visit the Harvard University Campus in Cambridge last year. While we didn’t get a chance to go into the library or any of the other classrooms as such, we did take a stroll around the campus. And I must say it’s really green and beautiful.
This tree in Glastonbury, Connecticut is in full bloom during the fall season.
But the other tree behind it is a pale shadow of itself with its empty branches rising towards the sky. It is preparing for the winter as the leaves have all fallen by the wayside.
Königsallee in Dusseldorf with its extensive list of fashion stores and retail chains is one of the most upscale districts in Europe. It has a canal running through its center with a lot many trees on either side.
This pic was taken in the Summer of 2018 when the drought in Europe was still at its peak. So you can imagine even after that, how green this place looks.