Venus of the Beautiful Buttocks

Gordon visited the Seychelles in 1881 and believed that the Vallée de Mai on the island of Praslin was the original Garden of Eden, and that the Coco de Mer was the forbidden fruit, ‘… externally the coco-de-mer represents the belly and thighs, the true seat of carnal desires.’

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Landscape and Memory

Our experience of the Gardens follows the courses of our lives – from immersion to exploration, from commitment to celebration, from observation to reflection.

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