Amazing Geneva Flowerbeds, Switzerland
The flowerbeds in Geneva are incredible displays.
You can see row after row of flowers walking down the promenade along the Lac Leman.
There are many colors: yellow...
and even purple.
Looking closer at the flowers shows the detail in arrangement is carefully considered.
Each individual flower gives an even greater sense of wonder.
At first sight just an overall stream of the primary color in the flowerbed is seen. But in fact there are many other colors dotted around in them.
The insides of flowers also offer an amazing variety of colors and patterns.
It's like looking at a flower arrangement you might see on a magnificent, luxurious dinner table - well, maybe that'd be more convincing if you can imagine these in a vase.The texture and color variations seen in the flowers close up is exquisite. On perhaps a more practical note: it's very striking that there aren't any insects to be seen on these flowers. In the mountains I've been fascinated to see hordes of insects everywhere and it's almost impossible to take a photo of a flower without at least finding one insect, if not many.
This flower looks like it's made out of crepe paper. The minute details in every flower shows how much wonder there is to be found in even a small object.
In the background is the promenade and in the distance can be seen moored yachts and the Geneva town-front.
Mixed in with the taller flowers are arrays of small and yet very beautiful flowers.
Landscape artists must have so much to think about when they arrange their plants - height, color, patterns, variation. And then I guess they have to consider how it will change with time of its own accord.
Looking out over the tops of the flowerbeds...
...there is the expanse of the lake.
Looking back towards the street hotels and apartments can be seen.
The flowers stand proudly against a backdrop of the town...
...drawing the eye along the lines of their beauty.