The Charm of Wisteria
Wisteria seems to grow well in the Geneva area and surrounds. It adorns many homes, providing color, beauty and shade.
Wisteria in the Parc des Bastions in Geneva, Switzerland, makes this wall even more interesting.
The way the vines spread out enhances the flowing shape and accessibility of the flowers.
The purple flowers hang like bunches of sparkling grapes.
In Annecy, France, there is a magnificent white wisteria vine on one of the buildings along the canal.
Looking at it from the other side you can see that it has grown up three balcony levels.
It's massive with flowers covering the wall almost entirely.
It gives the same fairy-like quality that Art Nouveau can give. I love the way the reflections of the water from the canal play with the white flowers.
The trunk almost gives the impression of having a living being hidden within it, perhaps a fairy that emerges when we're not looking. Whatever, it certainly has character and seems to speak of something old.
The vines knot together, making it appear to be one whole trunk.
Looking up through the blossoms gives the ultimate view of its delicate finery.