Friday, October 19, 2018


Today I start out with two versions of the same shot, normal and enhanced colour. This looks back at The Voyageur topiary that I showed you some days ago from this point on the path. I was nearing the end of the line.

Across the path stood this sign. The Garden Of Plants lists the plants and grasses used in the topiaries, as well as the companion plants around them. Sample boxes of each were lined up beyond the sign.

I took shots of the CPR 374 topiary from this part of the path, and wanted different takes on the shot. 

Then I moved a short distance on for a different perspective.

A new topiary had been set up here near the end of the line. Hachiko, The Loyal Dog is the title, inspired by a true story. Hachiko belonged to a Tokyo professor and would accompany him to the train station each day, awaiting his return. It was a habit the dog kept up for years after the professor died. A statue in his likeness exists today at the station.

Here we have three versions of the same shot.

And I finish for today with this different perspective of him. Tomorrow I bring this series to a close.


  1. Beautiful colours. Interesting to see the different versions.

  2. "Hachiko, The Loyal Dog"

    That is such an amazing story! It's true, isn't it?

  3. I can tell you had fun with this one. What are the noses made from?


  4. ...this entire series is an amazing display, I hope that it never ends.

  5. Oh that's a sac story about Hachiko, even sadder that this series is coming to an end William, have enjoyed so much ☺

  6. @Nancy: I thought it was.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Sandi: yes, it's true.

    @Janis: I get the impression that details like the nose and eyes are either plastic or possibly ceramic.

    @Tom: unfortunately it's done tomorrow.

    @Grace: and I've enjoyed showing it.

  7. The last shot of Hachiko is my favourite today.
    What a nice tribute to that loyal dog.

  8. That dog was a real friend. Would have been a good pic for the theme, William!

  9. I'd forgotten about the dog story. It's nice to recognize things in this way.

  10. They did a great job with creating the dog. I like your last photo best!

  11. Wonderful as always William.
    In photo 1 and 2 I hope people do not walk on the lovely carpet of flowers.
    This has been a wonderful treat for me. Thank You.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

  12. Interesting. I like to see the different colors and non-colors too.
    So that J whatever is a spammer? I will delete the jerk

  13. The loyal dog is a wonderful creative piece and a nice tribute to the dog. Love your different colour and no colour versions. Thanks for all the work you did to present these beautiful displays.

  14. @Jan: it certainly is!

    @RedPat: I do have a take on the friend theme, but I might just see if I've got a spare shot of this topiary, or just reuse one of the shots for the theme as an addition.

    @Red: it is!

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Parsnip: no, people don't walk into the flowers. There's a very discreet line that keeps you on the path. They've shown up occasionally in these shots.

    @MB: I like them too. That spammer seemed to be everywhere today, posting the exact same comment on multiple blogs that I read. The guy deserves a nasty case of Ebola.

    @Bill: you're welcome. I've enjoyed presenting this series.

  15. All photos are wonderful ~ love the topiary of the faithful dog! awesome!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. All pictures are very nice but I think I like the original pictures best.

  17. Nice colors. It is fun to play with the camera.

  18. I'm really enjoying this series!

  19. Like your different versions of both train and dog:)

  20. Wonderful story about Hachiko, a testament to the loving bond held between man and dog

  21. Interesting to see the different versions...

    All the best Jan

  22. Vivid colours always look good.

  23. I think they made a movie about Hachiko. I remember as a teenager seeing the statue of an learning about Greyfriars Bobby, another loyal pooch. Such great true stories!

  24. A fun spot. I really, really must go. You sell it so well! sigh.

  25. @Carol: thank you.

    @Happyone: thanks!

    @Catarina: it certainly is.

    @Kay: I enjoyed showing it.

    @Rosie: I do too.

  26. @Denise: that it is.

    @Jan: I thought so too.

    @Klara: they do!

    @Beth: yes.

    @Jenn: true!

    @Jennifer: you'd have enjoyed it.