Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Light Maze

Garden Glow 2013-12-20 2 (Light Maze)

Our Botanical Garden has a Victorian area around Henry Shaw's house. One of the features is a hedgerow maze. It's not as big and bad as some we've seen in Europe, particularly the UK. (My family thought they were going to have to drop supplies from a helicopter before we found our way out of the one at Edinburgh Castle.) 

There is a cute tower next to it called the Piper Observatory. One could observe the stars, the gardens or guide the lost to safety. The second photo shows the entrance to the maze. It was easier to find your way with all those LEDs marking the rows, at least if you are my height.        

Garden Glow 2013-12-20 14

12 comments:

William Kendall said...

Remarkable shots Bob. Seeing the place lit up like this is quite appealing.

I can think of only one hedge maze I have been in. It's gone now...though I think there are plans to reform it.

cieldequimper said...

I'm sure I'd prefer to get lost in this lit up magic than in any dark European one (I got hopelessly lost in Hampton Court).

Re. VDP's post today: I still believe in Father Christmas. It's just about the only thing I still believe in. ;-)

Olivier said...

c'est magique, tes deux photos sont magnifiques, j'adore.

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Luis Gomez said...

These are truly magical Bob. Have a great Christmas time.

Stefan Jansson said...

This looks really good. Nicely photographed.

JM said...

What an amazing light installation! Love it. Happy Xmas, Bob.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Bob! Merry Christmas and greetings from Montreal, Canada.

Jack said...

I am not a maze kind of guy, though, like you, I have an unfair advantage.

Have a very merry Christmas and a great visit to your old digs in NYC.

Bibi said...

That is definitely beautiful, Bob. The first one looks like a firefly convention is sitting on the grass!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

wilf said...

Gorgeous views! Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Birdman said...

The scene makes for such a special shot. And yes, I thought fireflies too at first glance. It's strange look at first.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Quite the magical scene.