Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lilypads at Kew Gardens

Founded in 1840, Kew Gardens in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is the world's larges collection of live plants.  It's also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  It's a massive park and needs many trips to actually see everything there is to see.  I've mentioned before that is a magical place for a camera lens.  We spent a leisurely afternoon there last fall capturing all of the colors and textures

Kew Gardens London

The Waterlilly House had to be my favorite place in Kew Gardens.  It's a warm and humid iron and glass building with a large shallow pond as the centerpiece.  I loved the way the iron work reflected on the water, the perfect circles and straight lines of the ironwork were mimicked romantically and softly by the circular lilypads and the stalks of the plants. 

I've said that in everyone of these photo essays from Kew, but these are some of my favorite.

Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London
 
Kew Gardens London

Kew Gardens London

We're back from the most amazing week in Egypt.  Probably one of our top three trips.  I can't wait to tell you all about it.  But, first I have some catching up to do with Norway and Nice.  No more trips on the near horizon so I'll have plenty of time for blogging and editing photos.  

Have you been to Kew Gardens with your camera yet?
 


4 comments:

  1. We love Kew! I've got an annual pass because we go several times a year. Just so beautiful in the different seasons. My plane spotter son likes checking out the planes overhead too.

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  2. I've never been to Kew Gardens but would love to. We're moving back to the UK in a few weeks, and whilst we won't be in London for a while, at least it gives us more of an opportunity to get there and do those things we've always said we would.

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  3. Gorgeous! Great photos Selena!

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  4. ♫ Alison M ♪March 9, 2015 at 6:47 AM

    What stunning pictures and the lilies look amazing. Would love to visit Kew

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