Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ellerslie Flower Show

We walked with friends over the Ellerslie Flower Show in Hagley park. This yearly event moved about four years ago from Auckland to Christchurch. It was my first visit and I loved it. Here some impressions:

Sinking in soft pillows floating away
 

This looks like the mad hatters party
 

NZ post boxes (including a birds nest)
 

flowers decorating flowers
 
 



Inside a big dark tent we walked along a cave and through west coast like gardens presenting the underworld of Ruaumoko, the god of earthquakes. In this magical world we discovered trolls which were made as an illustration for the gloaming trilogy


You almost would give this sleeping beauty a cuddle. So cute 


Beautiful sculptures alongside the lake outside 
 
Rock around the clock with a dancing frog

11 comments:

  1. This is like a world of many fantasies! The first image is so serene and tempting! And the little dancing frogs are the cutest idea!

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  2. Marja, i'm so happy to see you on the blog again! i hope you stay..you don't have to post often do you?
    ja een grote verbouwing waardoor ik niet thuis kon blijven en al geruime tijd zonder internet zit.....
    rustig, maar na een tijdje gaat het toch kriebelen

    dag lieve Marja in je kleine nederlandse hoekje op het andere wereldhelft

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  3. Marja, i'm so happy to see you on the blog again! i hope you stay..you don't have to post often do you?
    ja een grote verbouwing waardoor ik niet thuis kon blijven en al geruime tijd zonder internet zit.....
    rustig, maar na een tijdje gaat het toch kriebelen

    dag lieve Marja in je kleine nederlandse hoekje op het andere wereldhelft

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  4. Hi Marja .. it looks quite lovely - and what a glorious way to spend time with friends ... cheers Hilary

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  5. You are an excellent photographer Marja!
    All the photos are delightful and makes me wish I was wondering through Hagley Park with you.
    Be well my friend
    Hugs
    Peggy xxxxx

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  6. Je bent weer terug, wat leuk! Kon je het bloggen toch niet missen? Leuke post.

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  7. That´s a very beautiful and creative place where you was,Marja!

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  8. Marja, mooie foto's! Wat een interessante plaats was dat.

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  9. Sinking in soft pillows floating away

    Now that looks cool!

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  10. What a wonderful place to be! Your photos are wonderful, thanks for the tour. One day, I might get to the show for myself.

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