The way the trains worked today, meant I was there early so walked round to the Victoria Gate entrance and joined a queue!!
but I had finally made it to the gallery for the exhibition... I wasn't to be disappointed (I had an idea what it was like, I'd seen it in the Kew magazine that comes with my membership)...
It's called Life in Death, and is by Rebecca Louise Law
it was inspired by Egyptian funeral garlands, and contains
3750,000 preserved blooms, grasses, cones...
I have included most of the photos I took - you walk through a narrow pathway round them...
it's on til next March, I will be returning!!
the way the gallery is set up, is there is a way in, you walk through, and come out a different doorway... but then walk back round the room to the exit, past a few tantalising no entry doorways... cue a few more pictures!
ok, back out into the sunshine now...
they were quite hard, (I was going to bring one home, but couldn't keep it flat in my camera bag and as it bent, it started to tear which revealed a softer, green inside)
the tree labels (there were two, Korean Locust and Honey Locust. not sure which these had come from..
I wanted to go and see the Treelings again, although they are part of Artful Autumn so there till the end of October unlike the sculptures.
on the other side of the path, stopped to watch the bees.. this one was reversing out of the bloom!
too tired to walk any closer!
the magnolia by the gate still doing weird things
It's probably not weird at all, just I've never seen it before in this stage!
thanks for keeping me company again on this latest mega-walk (forgot to turn the pedometer on for the first hour, lol!) the last three and a half hours were just under 7000 steps, 6 and a bit km Photo count, 330 odd!