When I think of a tropical garden, this is what I think of. It is lovely and cool because the trees keep the sun off it, it also means that there is a wonderful slightly damp, mossy feel to the place. It is all pathways. moss and greenery.
In amongst the greenery are literally hundreds of pieces of terra-cotta art (all for sale btw). Some are sited to look like garden features others just look like someone has taken a hammer to the temples of Angkor and dumped the rubbish here. There are heads of Thai and Khymer angles, bits of Buddha statues, freezes and god knows what else.
As you can see, I decided to play around with point of focus and depth of field for a while!
It takes a lot of skill to make something look like its just been thrown together and yet not like a dog's dinner but they manage perfectly here.
The owners like to bill it as a secret garden so you won't find too many other people there but, I will say, what's the point of a business if its secret? How are you meant to sell anything?
Over the road is a gallery owned by the same people with more indoors-ey art for sale. None of it is cheap but there is a huge difference between cheap and value-for-money. The terra-cotta art for sale is lovely and you need more will power than we had to resist purchasing. Although, god knows what we will do with a metre high clay Thai angel!
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.