paradise /ˈpær.ə.daɪs/ noun: The word “paradise” entered English from the French paradis, inherited from the Latin paradisus, from Greek parádeisos (παράδεισος), from an Old Iranian paridayda – “walled enclosure”. Paradise is the term for a place of timeless harmony; the abode of Adam and Eve before the Fall in the biblical account of the Creation; the Garden of Eden; a place or condition of great happiness where everything is exactly as you would like it to be; an ideal or idyllic place or state – synonyms: Utopia, fairyland, Shangri-La, heaven, nirvana, Arcadia. Paradise may also refer to the collection of holiday paintings by Will Smith displayed in The Rowley Gallery window.




Bronte Bay Beach

St Lawrenz

Azure Window, North Side

Below Fort Chambray

Marsalforn Harbour

Hondoq Sands


Comino & Cominotto

Parghelia 2


Prickly Pears Bay

View From Èze


Calanques de Sugiton

Calanque de Sugiton


And Paradise is also the word for these eight miniature huts,
constructed from found landscape paintings by Chris Kenny.

Will Smith / Chris Kenny

Frames of reference

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