Tuesday, June 22, 2010

After the blue and green fountain of glass, you start down hill on the path to the Japanese gardens. The ponds are on the right going down the hill as you start to enter the gardens.

Note the colorful glass onions floating on the pond.
This notes we are entering the Japanese gardens of Cheekwood.

On the left of the path, I saw this giant blue ball.

I stood on a bench and zoomed in on the glass ball.

Entering the bamboo forest of the garden. These were on both sides of the path.

You just had to stand still and turn round and round to get the full effect.

This photo and the next where taken from a kneeling position. If you look closely, you can see faces in the glass structures.

This was one of my favorite as you got this majestic feel in the tunnel of bamboo.

As the path takes you left and down you come to this stone structure and a fountain (no photo) and a raise platform. When you go up the steps, you see the following scene.

The blue ball in the top left is the one I took the close up of earlier.

As you can see it took several photos to capture this tranquil garden scene.
The kitty justice is I could imagine, big cats (tiger, lions, etc.) playing with these giant glass balls like they were marbles.


Small City Scenes said...

Excellent post, ladyDi. The photos are gorgeous. What a wonderful park. In the first shot I felt like rolling down the hill. It is so much fun but I probably would end up in the pond. You'd all be laughing.
I would like some of the glass balls to float in the pond. All the glass sculptures are stunning. Thanks for showing us. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks and I am so glad you are enjoying the Chihuly posts. More tomorrow. Ah, the kid in you came out and I too remember rolling down hills in abandonment.Peace