Friday, May 22, 2015

Flowers On A Bigger Scale

These sculptural tulips are found in Commissioner's Park, mostly arranged around the food area and the entertainment section, where musical performances were being held. They are painted in a variety of styles, some Canadian, some Dutch, and some with other themes. I do like seeing them around, and they are big- around four feet tall.



 
A reminder to City Daily Photo bloggers: the theme for the first day of June is Stylish.


46 comments:

  1. As all tulips were like that ... we do not fit all ! (just kidding !).

    Tomás

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  2. The "tulips" are a great idea. I'm just wondering what they were made out of.

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  3. They look very nice painted, I even see Wills and Kate on a tulip.

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  4. Thanks for the reminder, I have NO clue what to photograph!!!!

    As for these bigger tulips, I'd love to have one next to a Berlin bear in the garden I don't have! :-)

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  5. Looks like you were photographing next to Alice, somewhere in Wonderland.

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  6. de quoi faire un beau bouquet pour la fete des meres

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  7. Tulip sculptures! What will happen to them when the festival is over?

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  8. Great to see those big tulips painted so colourful.

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  9. Lovely colorful tulip arts. These are wonderful to watch.
    Hugs

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  10. I won't say these are stylish, but surely are nice and eye-catching!

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  11. I like displays like this. I don't know the proper term for them. I saw a similar display in Winnipeg. It made me walk a full three blocks to see all of them.

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  12. Very cool. I'd be afraid they become targets for the nasties who like to bust things up.

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  13. @Whisk: so do I.

    @Tomas: we'd be outsized!

    @Mo: I wouldn't mind one myself.

    @Revrunner: possibly fibreglass or some durable material. Some of them could use a touch up in the paint department though.

    @Marianne: yes, I wondered if they'd be noticed!

    @Hilary: thank you!

    @Luis: I think so too.

    @Ciel: they'd go well with the Berlin bears.

    @Birdman: with the Red Queen yelling off with their heads.

    @EG: very much so.

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  14. @Olivier: merci!

    @Norma: they're put into storage somewhere, but I don't know the location.

    @Jan: the various themes in the paintings really appeal to me.

    @Orvokki: and something a little different from the tulips themselves.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @VP: they do catch the eye.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Red: something like this tends to draw me in, and they come out each year.

    @Lowell: fortunately you never hear anything like that happening.

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  15. Those are awesome, William. They add so much to the celebration.

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  16. I like them too. They add a bit of art to the gardens. But they just can't compete with nature.

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  17. They are pretty fabulous William, not quite as fabulous as the real thing en masse :)

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  18. I like any tulips in every size and color! :)

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  19. It looks like they might have been painted by different artists. That's a good way to promote the tulip season.

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  20. Nice idea! Are they there all the time, or are they put out just for the tulip festival?

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  21. I love this type of art and would enjoy putting one of those in my garden.

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  22. They show much creativity. Very nice!

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  23. They are super cool and and all so different. Neat!

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  24. another blogger featured these and I thought they were very neat.

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  25. Oh how nice and so pretty. So stylish and perfect for a garden ornament.
    All through Spring and Summer.

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  26. @Linda: they certainly do!

    @Judy: they don't, but I like them nonetheless.

    @Grace: and more tulips yet to come!

    @Eve: as do I.

    @Sharon: there were no doubt many artists involved.

    @RedPat: I can't recall when they started adding them into the festival, but it's been fun to see them.

    @Jennifer: thanks!

    @Cheryl: just for the festival. In storage the rest of the year.

    @Denise: I have seen the odd one in a private garden.

    @Marleen: they definitely do.

    @Beth: I think so!

    @Lauren: thanks!

    @Gill: they're a pleasure to see.

    @Carolann: we only get to see them relatively briefly, but being close by gives me plenty of chances to see the tulips and these big ones.

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  27. Great idea, as you say very stylish...

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  28. How cool! Ours was geckos!


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  29. Too bad they don't haul these out mid-winter for a touch of color!

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  30. These sculptured tulips are so attractive and colourful. Even William and Kate get their own special tulip I see.

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  31. These are beautiful works of art. So nice to see.

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  32. Those are cool! Never seen sculptures like these.

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