Floralis Genérica

 The Floralis Genérica is a flower with a difference. A flower that opens (at least it did till 2010!) at break of day and closes at sunset! 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”.

Floralis Genérica – Buenos Aires

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.

Floralis Genérica – Buenos Aires

Not technically beautiful perhaps, but at 23 meters high and with its buffed steel petals, it is hardly a wall flower!

Until next time, happy travels wherever life takes you!

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

43 thoughts on “Floralis Genérica

  1. Brilliant, Madhu, I’ve never even heard of this. I bet it looks spectacular with the reflecting pool. xxx Ailsa

  2. Glad you weren’t affected by the black out – but, oh my, the poor people suffering in the north. Liked your shots of the Buenos Aires Floralis Genérica – you are better than I – I have shots of this as well but didn’t twig to it at all for Ailsa’s theme.

  3. Ok… I was wondering what was happening to you. Hope you continue to feel better. Take care of yourself. Interesting flower… Is it the face of the future in florals? 🙂

  4. Welcome back Madhu – you were missed. Sorry to note that Bangalore weather is the culprit for your cold – I’m not surprised though because it is so different from the weather in Chennai. Love the flower of a different kind!

  5. Happy to see you again! I visited your site last night to see if you were home.
    Such an unique, amazing, and creative flower! Welcome, welcome back!

  6. Missed you Madhu, but I saw your earlier comment, so knew you couldn’t help your absence. Hope all is well again, and it’s nice to have you back.

  7. I remembered India’s milder weather and temperature…
    right now shouldn’t be the monsoon’s period?
    We was last april near Trivandrum but was a mild and perfect temperature as that of southern Europe in summer…
    I can’t stand very well temperature changes…
    and of course 😉 I would like to live at 20-25 ° Celsius (which isn’t the case of Switzerland, specially in winter).
    Welcome back among us and best wishes for speedy recovery
    :-)claudine

    PS. about the Flaralis Genérica… for me, it’s too futuristic, I prefer simple daisy from the fields!

  8. Get well soon! 🙂 My friends who travelled to Chennai recently also caught a cold. The weather/atmosphere in Bangalore and Chennai are so different that this quick change makes one susceptible to cold, I guess.

  9. Of course you was missed… 😉

    Thought it was good that one didn’t have to lug a bunch of these flowers home –
    ones back would come to a tough test… 😉

  10. A most amazingly different flower, Madhu. I did miss you, and was going to send out a search party if you hadn’t surfaced by the end of the week. 😀 I hope you’re feeling much better by now.

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