Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Dragons And Lions

Two topiary sculptures stand next along the pathway, both from Chinese designs and reflecting traditional Chinese culture. Blessing Of The Good Omen Dragons is the first of the pair.

The second is Joyful Celebration Of Nine Lions, across the pathway from the above topiary.

If you look closely, you might see a man in the midst of this shot. He's one of the groundskeepers. Members of the public, obviously, are not supposed to be there. Having a person in the shot provides scale though.

For today's post, I finish with this shot looking back at where I've already been with some of the Canadian topiaries, across from this spot. The path continued on from here.


  1. Adore ! Love Dragons and Lions. They are done so well.
    I do not know how they keep them looking so nice.
    Thank You for the sharing.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

  2. incredible detail and true characterisations, in all it must take a lot of people to create all that, it looks labour intensive and is specialised work, very fortunate to make the display a priority.

  3. Wow ! terrific ! what an artwork !

  4. Fantástico e muito bem elaborado este trabalho.
    Continuação de uma boa semana amigo William.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  5. Wow, they are amazing. The dragons are my favorite. Enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

  6. So much differents images all with green and flowers, very creative.

  7. ...I just shake my head in amazement.

  8. okay, i think today is the best day ... those are awesome!! the dragon ... way cool!! so creative and detailed!! ( ;

  9. @Parsnip: a lot of watering and trimming as needed.

    @Julia: each time I've visited, last year and this year, there have always been groundskeepers at work doing something or another.

    @Gattina: they really are.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Marianne: they are.

    @Tom: that's my reaction.

    @Beth: and still more to come.

  10. Just incredible! I wish I could be there to see these in person, but your pictures are a close second. :-)

  11. They are huge, huge and fantastic.
    Good idea to have that groundsman in one of your shots.

  12. Today's pieces are so wonderful! Thanks for showing them, William!

  13. That first piece makes a beautiful silhouette! Magical.


  14. Incroyable! The toparies are spectacular William. It was good to get the perspective, the work on the upkeep must be mind boggling ✨

  15. The lions certainly show joy, action and happiness.

  16. My goodness there are so many and they are all amazing.

  17. @DJan: I'm enjoying showing this series.

    @Marie: thank you.

    @Jan: I photographed it less than five seconds later without him in it, but felt this was the better of the two shots.

    @RedPat: you're welcome.

    @Janis: it does indeed.

    @Grace: it's a lot of work.

    @Red: they do!

    @Happyone: I agree!

  18. Just amazing, fantastic creations, William !

  19. Wow William, what fantastic topiary sculptures. What fantastic artists that created them!

  20. The lions are much bigger than I had imagined. They are excellent sculptures.

  21. Amazing topiary sculptures, beautiful work by the creators.

  22. @Karl: they certainly are.

    @Sami: they're beautifully done.

    @Fun60: everything tends to be on the larger scale.

    @Sharon: that they are.

    @Bill: I agree!

  23. Loved that fanatasu world! Thanks for Posting. Tweeted.

  24. Amazing creations ~ wonderful dragon and lions! ^_^

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

  25. That has to require steady hands!

  26. Impressive! It requires a tremendous amount of patience, time and talent, it goes without saying.

  27. These are really amazing. I'm enjoying your tour very much. Thank you.

  28. My daughter would love the dragons.

  29. The dog looks very lifelike and the horses, gorgeous! Love all of them really. Thanks William!

  30. Wow! Your photos are making me want to visit this magical place!

  31. It really is so impressive, this has been a wonderful series William.

    All the best Jan

  32. @Revrunner: one hopes!

    @Mari: you're welcome.

    @Carol: definitely!

    @Norma: mistakes would be costly.

    @Catarina: definitely.

    @Kay: it's a pleasure to show.

    @Klara: I certainly did.

    @Sandi: wow indeed!

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Susie: it was a joy to see again. I am wondering if, since this was the last year, one of these sculptures might get left behind as a permanent addition to the park.

    @Jan: I enjoyed showing it.