Venezuela – From the Orinoco River to the mesa of Angel Falls

Some years ago, during a visit to close friends in Caracas, Venezuela, we took the opportunity to spend a few days in the Amazon region of the Venezuelan interior.  The Orinoco river, some 2,000km (1,300 miles) long, starts in Columbia to discharge into the Atlantic.  The river basin is huge, estimated between 880,000 and 1,200,000 square km (340,000-460,000 square miles). …

Sculpture Park

The sculpture park is the world’s largest, all year sculpture exhibition, showcasing over 300 artists and 600 sculptures. Situated within ten acres of lush arboretum and wildlife inhabitated water gardens, surrounded by thousands of new plants, bulbs and specimen trees.  Maintaining the natural landscape of the rolling Surrey Hills has resulted in the perfect haven for the display of sculpture.  The …