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!