“Synesthesia“ is often described as a “crossing of the senses”, a concomitant sensation, a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated….
Would anyone be tempted to actually live the definition of “synesthesia” ? If the answer is yes, then we invite the willing ones to just enjoy… a walk in the Gardens of Étretat from France.
It might sound common as being in the middle of nature is always a way to boost the spiritual self, but after getting there anybody would conclude that the place is simply a “wonderland” experience.
Situated in Normandy, on the Alabaster coast, Étretat with its white beaches, cliffs and stone arches has been an inspiring place for Claude Monet.He pictured its beauty in his work ” The Beach at Étretat ” between 1885-1886. And being inspired by Monet, the French actress Madame Thébault bought a house on the clifftop of Étretat at the begining of the 20th century and created an idyllic and unique garden full of orchids.
The Gardens of Étretat have been brought back to life in 2017 by the Russian-born artist Alexandre Grivko, the co-founder and chief landscape architect of the international garden design company Il Nature.
With a full respect for the local bio-diversity and historic fabric of the site, Alexandre succeeded in creating an unusual, experimental and avant-garde garden made of seven sections where the local nature and traditional style are blending harmoniously with works of art and innovative techno ellements.
Grivko was awarded in the 2019-2020 by the European Garden Award in “Best restoration or development of a historic park or garden” category for his work.
A sensory adventure, a romantic escape from the day-to-day life, a step back in time, a place where past and present coexist, an experimental garden with “living sculptures” – The Étretat Gardens are listed among “Great Gardens of the World” and have also received a star from the Michelin Green Guide.
Photos & Research: Diana Craciun @undianacio @diletmesee Article edit: Fashion Magazine 24 @fashionmagazine24