The Largest Pan in the World! 


Yes!  It is a real frying pan and it is used just once every year for the FESTA DELLA PADELLA in Passignano sul Trasimeno. 

Festa della Padella. (The feast of the Pan) this year is from the 24th to the 28th of August. 

This, the largest frying pan in the world can fry 2 tons of fish an hour! 

Eighteen burners powered by 6 gas cylinders heat 5.8 tons of oil.  

At this festa you can enjoy a great menu of fish from Lake Trasimeno plus music and a lively street market. There are also concerts on both nights from 22.00.


This is the scene during the day with hundreds of tables set out along the the perimeter of the lake. 

The feasting however only starts as dusk approaches and continues in candlelight when the scene becomes magical. 

On the menu is a wide variety of fish some of which is cooked in the pan. 

Olives and Olive Groves

A ‘Travel with Georgie’ video . The Jumbles  visit the olive groves in Passignano and have lots of questions! Do you know the answers? How can you find out? 

Beacons to unite the planet

 

Like everything in Singapore the Art Exhibits are enormous, colourful and striking . They have to be to avoid being lost amongst the huge and spectacular skyscrapers!

I was really upset when the friendly and colourful 'Hippo' pieces disappeared. They were fun and I really liked them!

They have been replaced by incredibly beautiful and equally colourful 'flower' exhibits in fibreglass by world renowned artist Ana Tzarev.

The collection is named 'Spring in the City' and the objective behind the pieces is to unite the world. Ana believes that art acts like a bridge by which to connect the world. She hopes that the flowers will act like beacons across the planet to bring people together and I think this is such a lovely idea.

PEACE. ( Water lily )

LOVE. (Poppy )

 

(lGRACE). Bird of Paradise

 

 

 

 

Jumble Fun visits the Chinese Gardens


The Jumbles really like the Chinese and Japanese Gardens in Singapore. Beautifully designed and  maintained with luscious green foliage they present a green oasis in the middle of towering apartment and office blocks. They offer wonderful opportunities for photographers and artists but are also great for families.


The paths are wide making it easy work with a pram and there are lots of open spaces to play and picnic. 

Unfortunately the cafe has been closed for a long time now which is a real shame but snacks like crisps and ice creams and chilled cans and bottled drinks can be purchased at the main entrance and from the Turtle Museum.   There are adequate toilet facilities and plenty of seats to rest on.  The gardens I believe are currently being developed into the Jurong Lake Gardens so I expect a cafe and restaurant will be included in this plan. 


The pagodas offer great views and are fun to climb and if you are a turtle and terrapin fan then you will enjoy the Turtle Museum and garden. The Turtle garden and Museum are self funded and there  is a small entrance fee ($3 for seniors and children under six and €5 for everyone else). This goes towards the maintenance and support of the rescued turtles in the museum. 

The ‘Bridge of Double Beauty’ connects the Chinese Gardens to the Japanese Gardens but, as the entrance is free to both there is no pressure to ‘see’ everything on the same day and today we were happy to enjoy just the Chinese Gardens. 

The last time we visited it was the Chinese New Year when the gardens were beautifully decorated with lanterns. There is also a Mid-Autumn Festival (September/October) when the gardens resemble a fairyland and there are evening cultural performances. 

This short video is a snapshot of our trip today but, for a more detailed one designed as a pre-visit ‘taster’ for children, see the link at the end of this post.     ​​Today’s Visit.          (20.2.17)



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Georgie visits the Chinese Gardens and Turtle Museum. (2016)

I hope you enjoy the video: 

 For children. The Jumbles visit the Chinese Gardens

It’s nearly time for the Chinese New Year Celebrations

 

On the 8th of February it is the beginning of the biggest festival in the Chinese Calendar. Chinese New Year when a fifth of the world’s population will celebrate with food and firecrackers and parades and music and, of course the very special lion and dragon dances.

China Town is always s feast of colour, music, light, food and delicious smells but as it nears to Chinese New Year well, it nearly explodes!

Take a look at the video below and come back at the weekend to see the spectacular decorations.

 

What a lot of water!

Today I watched the waterfall in the Shoppes at Marina Bay Samds. Wow! It’s AMAZING!

It was only 10am and, since most shops don’t open till later, the mall was very quiet so I kept going up and down in one of the glass lifts watching the cascade. It was just the BEST fun ever!

The photos below are taken from the lift.

 

 

The SHOPPES At Msrina Bay Sands have this canal running right through them and you can take a ride in a little boat called a Sampan which is a Chinese wooden boat. The canal goes under little bridges and every coupe of hours there is a cascade of water from a huge rain oculus (below)

The noise is tremendous!

 

The rain oculus outside.


Now watch the video to experience the full effect!