Sincere apologies to you all for going AWOL! No, it had nothing to do with the massive power outages That was restricted to the Northern states. I needed to rush off to Bangalore on personal work and returned with a bad cold. Clement weather obviously does not suit me! Do bear with me while I catch up with all your comments and the wonderful posts that I have missed.
For Ailsa’s travel theme this week I am showcasing a flower with a difference…..the Floralis Genérica! A flower that opens (at least it did till 2010!) in the morning and closes at dusk! A flower that according to its creator “is a synthesis of all the flowers in the world, and is a hope that is reborn every day to open”
The Floralis Genérica is a mechanical stainless steel installation, gifted to the city of Buenos Aires in 2002 by the architect Eduardo Catalano, and located in a park off the Avenida Figueroa Alcorta. I shot this from the road en route to the Paseo Alcorta mall and couldn’t quite capture the reflecting pool underneath.
Not technically beautiful perhaps, but at 23 meters high and with its buffed steel petals, it is hardly a wall flower!
For some fabulous snapshots of the Macy’s flower show and some gorgeous real flowers check out Ailsa’s post here
Until next time, happy travels wherever life takes you!