Tower of Jewels echium wildpretii
Sacred Grove of Bomarzo, Viterbo, Italy. Vicino (Prince of Orsini) and Pirro Ligorio, 1552
Vicino created the “Grove of Monsters” as a strange love poem to his deceased wife, Giulia. The shapes of the enormous boulders in his garden reminded him of monsters, and he transformed these boulders into dragons, nymphs, and other fantastic creatures.
"Whoever does not walk through this place with eyebrows raised and lips pressed tight, will also be incapable of understanding the Seven Wonders of the World."
- Inscription at the entrance to the sacred grove, near a statue of Giulia with the body of a female Sphinx
Walter Gropius playing ping pong, Gropius House
Aerial view of One57 and the shadow it casts over Central Park, dwarfing those of its neighbors.
Parrots Eating Loquats In My Backyard
The parrots someone introduced to san francisco have found the loquat tree in my backyard! They are amazingly beautiful but their vocalizations are pretty awful!
(San Francisco, California - 4/2014)
Isamu Noguchi, Thebes, 1982, basalt
Another sculpture released into spring and frolicking in the Noguchi Museum garden, fresh from its hibernation.
Tim Knowles - Tree Drawings (2006)
"A series of drawings produced using drawing implements attached to the tips of tree branches, the wind’s effects on the tree recorded on paper.
Like signatures, each drawing reveals the different qualities and characteristics of each tree.”
Galileo Galilei, Drawings of the Moon, 1609. Watercolour. Via Palazzo Strozzi