Many of the pieces in the Hauptman Observatory were created to match the colors of the surrounding flora; like in the 4th shot. The attention to this details is as amazing as the work. It was very easy to walk past some of them as they blend in or your eye is caught by a more obvious piece. I wonder if it was as evident as his exhibition in St. Louis.
These beautiful pieces were featured in the Botanical Garden's greenhouse. You could almost swear they were growing. The sharp contrast between the insides and out are difficult to capture. Live viewing is a must.
The New York Botanical Gardens is hosting Chihuly's Gardens and Glass from June 25 to Octobr 25. Dale Chihuly is a glass artist... too simple a term to describe the magnificent pieces integrated into the Gardens. It may not be on a scale of The Gates but it should not be missed. These shots are of some of his out door exhibits. More to come.
It was my first time venturing into Manhattan on the 4th to witness the fireworks off the FDR Drive. I always thought it would be a Times Square New Years type of event but it was quite the opposite. On a beatiful night a good time was had by all.