I arrived early, it was freezing waiting at the gates. But...
I do love this piece.(and it's huge)
"Ethereal White Persian Pond"
I LOVE this one!
the first time I went in just after 10, it was really humid so I had the lens misting up problem..
this piece was made in 2018
the pathway up to the east entrance, with the tulip meadow under the cherry trees (I had seen a picture on the BBC website so had seen what was to greet me)
"Cattails and Copper Birch Reeds"
it will be interesting to see how they seem once the tulips have finished. not sure they'll be able to cut the grass before October though!
sadly the sun wasn't out, so we'll have to wait to see them with the sun glinting off the reeds
as I am writing this up and checking the leaflet for the names of the pieces, I realised I have missed one of the exhibits... not sure how I did that...
oh well, next week!
I was chopping and changing lenses like a loony
"Beluga Boat "
not sure... maybe it will look different at night!
I love how the "vases" reflect the windows
I was talking to a lady who agreed about the framing though.
but it was worth it to get closer in
constructed from polyvitro and steel
this is an older piece, from 2006
it was also roped off all round so you couldn't approach up to the edge of the planting round the base.
took an arty shot of the outside...
there was a sign up to say you could photograph the exhibits for your own use.
I am SO glad because I was WOW'd again!!
such clever lighting
will do close ups next time!
there was a large range of merchandise on sale... the Kew website says "something for all budgets".... not sure about that. Saw a blanket that was a couple of hundred pounds and some artwork that was nearly £3000!!
I will probably get a copy of the Chihuly at Kew book when it comes out next month though.
this is the refurbishment on the Pavilion restaurant, looking forward to it re-opening.
they are starting the landscape the outside now, although still working inside the restaurant too.
it's flowers look familiar, but I don't know..
it looks like the chaenomoles I saw last week, but it is so big, not sure if they grow this big.
it's such a beautiful colour!
no idea how you get blown glass to look like multi coloured marble balls, but it works!
obviously an on-going passion with how old some of these are!
eventually I managed...
ah well.. it's not as if there won't be time to see it..
"great white cherry"
the sun was trying to shine on the bristles!
it was raining now!
I made a dash for the Orangery restaurant and the loo. I'd have stopped for refreshments but with the rain, it was packed and there were no seats. So I abandoned that idea
time for some raindrops
you can see the raindrops now, I couldn't whilst I was there
like the Lime Crystal Tower, it was roped off from the edge of the path so you can't get close now, like I could last week (boo!)
it was raining again now so I decided to call it a day and headed home - I was wet enough already.
obviously as soon as I got on the bus (engineering works again today) the sun came out!
thanks for sticking with this one, think this may be the most pics I've ever uploaded!