Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Stroll in the Jardin Botanique

Not this weekend but a couple of weekends ago, and really just an excuse to play around with Picasa which mosaic-maestro Lucy pointed me to.
The Linnaeus bust in the bottom right-hand corner is the work of the talented Lucie Geffré - I think he's aging well. As indeed is the Jardin Botanique itself. A few years ago it was brand new: a flat, mineral wasteland in the then unpopular Bastide quartier. Now, it is a watery, green place busy with families picnicking on travel rugs, babies napping in prams under trees, and elderly people peering at unfamiliar plants.

4 comments:

materfamilias said...

These photos make me wish we'd spent more time in these gardens -- we did peek in on our first afternoon in Bordeaux, but were still committed to reconnoitering rather than loitering. Next time. . . .meanwhile, your photos are lovely. thanks.

Mim said...

Beautiful, re-claimed, re-envisioned space.

Lucy said...

Very nice, and well worth a blow-up not least to look at that Linnaeus' lovely weathering face!

Eva said...

I've never been to this garden and your photos really make me wanna go!