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  • Painting in Paradise will gather this coming July 24 for the art holiday of a lifetime, six days of watercolor painting on the palm-shaded shores of Rarotonga's aqua blue lagoon, under the instruction of watercolorist Bron Smith.

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  • Renzo Chiesa The exterior of Le Moulin Spread across the vast grassy expanse of palm-shaded sculpture gardens are Mr. Venet's monolithic corkscrew arcs angled at varying degrees; in the far corner of the property sits a shimmering rectangular steel and glass gallery designed in 2007 by architects David Llamata and Charles Berthier that houses the artist's abstract wall paintings with diagrams and mathematical equations.

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  • The region is a Pacific Eden of flowery tropical forests and pearly palm-shaded beaches.

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  • The main structure centers around a palm-shaded garden.

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  • A short stroll up La Croisette is Le Park 45 inside Le Grand Hotel (www., the seafront's oldest hotel, discreetly set back from the main thoroughfare in a palm-shaded garden.

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  • The hotel's lush six-hectare property includes an outdoor pool, a spa, with a lovely indoor pool if the Mistral kicks up, and a palm-shaded path leading straight to the sandy curve of beach.

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  • These days, however, there's a swimming pool built into the bulwarks, the walls are topped by sun decks and a palm-shaded breakfast terrace, and the lookouts patrolling the ramparts are lucky guests relaxing in this romantic retreat.

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  • More NBA News and Scores Even before Mr. James chose to bestow himself on the citizens of this palm-shaded city, who had barely stirred from their frozen daiquiris to make a fuss about him, the relatively short history of sports in South Florida had been an embarrassment of championships — nearly all of them serendipitous.

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  • The village of Banyuls is as sweet as its wine, with a harbour full of palm-shaded cafes, wine caves in the old streets, and roads leading up the wine terraces and over the mountains to Spain.

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  • In southern Baghdad, west of the Tigris River and away from the traffic-choked heart of the capital, lies the middle-class neighborhood of Saydia, an area of wide, palm-shaded avenues and ocher-colored villas — some fronted by sloping lawns, others hidden behind tall fences.

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