Sunday, December 30, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Rio's Botanical Garden

There are so many writing and photo prompts out there that I can't keep up with all of them and sometimes don't keep up with any of them when I get busy with other projects. Check out the Shadow Shot Sunday 2 website to see other photos featuring shadows, or to add your own.

These photos were taken at the Jardim Botânico in Rio de Janeiro on a gorgeous day near the end of August 2011. Apparently a rich landowner gave his plantation property to the city of Rio, and these lands became the city's huge Botanical Garden. I spent about 4 hours there and saw maybe one-fourth of it.  My friend Ginger, who lived outside of Rio and had an apartment in the Ipanema area, visited often to take photos.  She told me she was always discovering something new there.

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Bamboo is growing in the background between the two large trees.

Lots of shady benches to take a rest.

Imperial palms ---at one time only the
emperor was allowed to own these huge
palm trees.  (My friend Ginger is on the right.)

These huge millstones are from the plantation's mill.  It is now
being excavated by archaeologists.

A Chinese garden.

Lots of strange-looking trees.

This tree trunk almost looks like a sculpture
of tangled bodies.


Jim said...

Marvellous shots.

Gillena Cox said...

lovely, lovely shadows

Christmas blessings

much love...

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Armchair travel and then I can sleep in my own bed! How good's that! Mind you, I would love to smell the gardens too.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Such a relaxing scenery!

My Shadow Shots
Happy New Year!

Jenners said...

These are perfect for Shadow Shots! And what a gorgeous place! I hope to visit someday.

Wishing you all the best in 2013!