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.


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


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

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

  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! :-)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. They show much creativity. Very nice!

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

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

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

  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.

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

  28. How cool! Ours was geckos!

    ( '>

    ALOHA from Honolulu,

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

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

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

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

  33. @Geoff: stylish indeed.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Mari: definitely.

    @Randy: they are.

    @Kay: I wonder where they store them. I know the festival has offices at Lansdowne.

  34. @Gemma: they did.

    @Pamela: I agree.

    @MB: very much so.

    @Shelly: they're a common sight during the festival.

    @Karl: so do I.