Oculus

Really like the interior of the Oculus as captured by Neihtn2012. Make me wanting to go there to have a close look . . . . . . . . .

neihtn

Oculus is the name of the World Trade Center station in New York City completed in 2016. Today I went there for the first time to take photographs from different angles of the wonderfully striking building. However, I forgot to bring a spare battery for my camera, which cut drastically short that plan. In the end I was only able to take the following shots.

Oculus, outside.

Oculus.

Oculus.

Oculus, inside.

Oculus.

Oculus.

One of these days, I will have to make another trip to the city to take other photos of the rest of Oculus and the World Trade Center, with at least one spare battery.

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Khiva

Michael Foote has got some of the excellent posts and photos on his travels. This is one of those. His posts have given me inspiration as to where I should travel next . . . . . . . . . .

Murray Foote

Khiva, Uzbekistan, 28th September 2018.
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万博記念公園「平和のバラ園」2019S

Can’t help reblogging Wakasahs15th ‘post; the roses in the peace memorial garden are so beautiful ………………

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リニュアールされた「平和のバラ園」へ行ってきました。

ところが30cm程度の若い苗木ばかりでボリューム感がなく全体像は寂しいものでした(^^)/

左の赤い大輪は造花でした。

右は素朴な野バラ。ここの全てのバラが野バラの原木に接ぎ木をされているそうです。

1970年の万博開催時に世界9ヶ国から平和を願って贈られたバラが元になって出来たバラ園です。

蔓性のバラ。

右はバラ園の中に咲いてたシャクヤクでした(@_@)

グリーンローズ!花びらがなくて、これで満開なんですって(@_@)

こんなに綺麗なのに切り取られて水に浮かべられて(^^)/

6/9までですが見頃は5/下旬だそうです。

↓「ヨークアンドランカスター」
1455年から1485年にかけてイギリスで起こったランカスター家とヨーク家の兄弟で王位を争った内紛から名付けられたそうです。バラ戦争とも呼ばれたようですね。

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