1 Like

Canberra - Floriade 2
Australia

Floriade 2012, Commonwealth Park, Canberra. 25th anniversary of Floriade.

As Canberra emerges out of its long, cold and miserable winter each year a festival of flowers called Floriade is held to celebrate the arrival of spring. During mid-September to mid-October, Commonwealth Park gets a stunning make-over which paints large areas of this park with vibrant colours made up of tulips and other flowers, one million of them in fact (according to the Floriade official page). To have that many bulbs planted, have them blooming during the festival period, and then cleared up so the park looks "normal" again the rest of the year are I think all quite impressive achievements.

Here's the Floriade official homepage.

Copyright: Unkle Kennykoala
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Uploaded: 06/10/2012
Updated: 08/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: australia; canberra; festival; flowers; park; 2012
comments powered by Disqus

Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Floriade 1
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Regatta Point Sunset
Gil Abadines
Along the Banks of Lake Burley Griffin on a Canberra winter day ...
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Nerang Pool At Commonwealth Park
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Tourist Spots
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Under Commonwealth Bridge
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - City Hill
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - New Acton's Big Screw
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Allara St to Binara St
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Canberra Peace Park in Autumn
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Civic Square Christmas Tree 2012
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Civic Square Christmas Tree 2011
Markus Freitag
-Friedberg- Rosentalviadukt (24 Hallen)
Takács István
Kupola Lent2
Erwin LEIMLEHNER
Dr. Vogelsangklamm - Wasserfall
jacky cheng
Hun Qi Zhai Single Slope Hard Peak
Marcio Cabral
Mysterious Lagoon 2
John Willetts ARPS
Detling, Kent. On patrol
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Cullicocha Enroute to Osouri Pass
Roberto Scavino
Albenga, Square of Lions
Maurizio Romano
Tianzifang in Taikang Lu - Shanghai
Valentin Arfire
Grajdpanorama
Andrea Biffi
beautiful road and panorama in the Calanches
Mike Weidner - www.panomorph.de
0271 20110714 Goerlitz Villa Schlafzimmer
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Carillon At Dusk
Unkle Kennykoala
Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserve
Unkle Kennykoala
Namadgi NP - Smokers Trail
Unkle Kennykoala
Shinjuku Gyoen and NTT Docomo Building / 新宿御苑 + NTTドコモ代々木ビル
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - John Knight Memorial Park Sunset 2
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - John Knight Memorial Park Sunset 1
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - ANZAC Parade Memorials - Aust Army
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Dead Tree b/w Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Anzac Parade Memorials - Korea 2
Unkle Kennykoala
Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens Lawn 2 / 皇居東御苑2
Unkle Kennykoala
Haneda Airport International Terminal - Edo Koji / 羽田空港国際線旅客ターミナル・江戸小路
Unkle Kennykoala
Takaosan - Walking Trail No 4 / 高尾山4号路
More About Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria. We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in! Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth. The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party. This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality. The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself! Text by Steve Smith.