Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Flower 2.0!

Who said nothing grows on concrete! Look at what I found at La Defense, the business district of Paris where there is far more concrete than grass! OK... They are not real flowers, but flowers made of recycled plastic bottles that are part of an exhibition by Pierre Estève. It's also a "crowdsourcing" event, where everyone is invited to contribute and bring their own bottles! Cool isn't it?


  1. very coulorful Eric, love it,very happy,picture...and the sky so blue ,now spring is coming for you?? Kara

  2. Bottles, bottles everywhere,
    Nor any drop to drink.
    Plastice flowers in the air
    And some are even pink!

  3. What a clever and beautiful idea. I love too how the sunshine is reflecting off the buildings and as Kara mentioned the sky is so blue. This picture makes me smile! very cool indeed. Anne

  4. Very festive! A "Welcome Spring" photo.

  5. Much more fun than the kind of recycling we do here! Are they very tall, or were you down on the ground again?

  6. I wandered lonely as a cloud,
    that floats on high o'er gleaming towers,
    when all at once I saw a crowd,
    a host, of bits of bottle flowers;
    they had no scents, they made no sense,
    spring had sprung in La Defense.

    (with apologies to William Wordsworth)

    Blame Jeff, he started it.

    A lovely colourful shot Eric, the buildings in the background are spot on.

    1. Drummond: Never, ever apologize. If someone doesn't get it from the get-go, tant pis.

      Eric: The photo is glorious. It's playful, contextual, and artful. This is why I keep coming back.