Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Theme Day: Paths and Passages


You're looking at the eastern end of the South Bank Grand Arbour - a 1km pathway that meanders through the South Bank Parklands and provides perfect shade from the hot Brisbane sun. At night, it is lit up and the shadows accentuated.

Every few metres there is a tall steel tendril; each one connected with several rows of wire. At the base of each tendril is a pink bougainvillea which is trained to grow along the wire. Further along the path the tendrils are on both sides creating a tunnel to walk through. It's 10 years old this year but only in the past 2 or 3 of years it has really started to grow from seperate steel structures into a cohesive art form. And there's plenty of room for more growth.

This is my first theme day! (I didn't take part in the January theme day as it was supposed to be the best photo I'd posted in 2008 so my choice was a bit limited.) It happens each month at the first of every month and is open to all members of the City Daily Photo community.
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7 comments:

Sally said...

It's wonderful that it is still shaping and reforming.

Hilda said...

Must be lovely to take a walk down that path! Happy theme day!

The forum says it's your birthday too, so I hope you have a great day! :)

Babooshka said...

You will have to update us during the seasons. Nicely taken with the curve.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful walkway. Love that bougainvillea and the shadows created. Happy Birthday!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Great shot for theme day. I like the perspective, bougainvillea, metal art structure and shade. well done!

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

Wish I were walking there right now! Lovely pic.

Ken said...

I like that structure. Bougainvillea are house plants here.

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