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Following this weeks Theme: Green:
This is a striking Vertical Garden up the side of the Athenaeum Hotel. I pass it daily. It echoes Green Park, over the road. It provides an important haven of biodiversity for the capital. It's a fairytale wall, erupting with trailing tendrils and flowers eight storeys high above Piccadilly's red buses like a living tapestry. As well as hosting native plants and flowers, it boasts the world's biggest collection of non-nettly-looking nettles - or Urticaccae. This humid microclimate is the perfect spot for the more exotic species. The man behind the living wall is the award-winning artist and research scientist Patrick Blanc. He's on a mission to transform concrete walls into beautiful havens of biodiversity. His famous Vertical Gardens hang all over the world, from Bangkok to Paris, New York to Tokyo… this was his first in the UK.
So here is the deal: I'll show you the wall... and on Monday (Dec. 3rd) could you all be so kind to find something "green" to upload for my Birthday! Grin I'm still looking for a green cake but no luck, so far no luck... I'll be drinking a few bottles of "Vinho Verde" (Green Wine) to celebrate! Plenty mint tea next day... GrinGrinGrin A green image will be so well received...
PS- The time in my camera is wrong!!! Opps.... Shots were taken around 9am...

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Nov 2012 - 8:23 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired, Return detected
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Living Wall
Username:Chinga Chinga
Uploaded:29 Nov 2012 - 1:55 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Green, Humour / fun, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 2:05 PM

Marvellous! Now that is definitely a living wall. A great set of shots.

Lavina

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
29 Nov 2012 - 2:12 PM

nice collection

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phonocar
phonocar  1 Germany
29 Nov 2012 - 2:14 PM

You got some nice walls too. No. 5 for me.

Sebastian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 2:15 PM

What a wonderful wall, Isabel, so very attractive. Unfortunately the parthenocissus climbing up it is going to play havoc with the rendering, I had to tear all mine down because the roots had made their way into the walls and were letting water seep through Sad. Got my 'green' image all ready for you on Monday Wink Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 2:24 PM

Green as green can be.....

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
29 Nov 2012 - 2:39 PM

Wonderful capture.
Beautiful set of images.





Basith

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achieverswales
29 Nov 2012 - 2:43 PM

Great set Isabel, a haven for insects.

Regards

Trev.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
29 Nov 2012 - 2:59 PM

Well I think it's great idea but not on my home lol. we had a Russian vine that went up over the roof the first year, the insects that came with it were en-mass including great big spiders, plus it blotted out the light. Nice to see and beneficial to the environment. A very pleasing set Isabel, I like them all, will find some thing green or manipulate some thing just for you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 Nov 2012 - 3:02 PM

Nice set Isabel, V3 my favourite,
Fred.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 3:22 PM

A wonderful set of images Isabel, you have to see it to believe it, simply something quite extraordinary,

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 3:38 PM

A stunning set of images, they are very well taken,
Ali SmileSmileSmile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Nov 2012 - 3:54 PM

A great set you have here and your title is very apprpriate Smile Excellent photos !

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 4:22 PM

I will see if I can go green for your Birthday Isabel.

Albert

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 4:59 PM

A fine green theme Isabel.
And I shall be joining you with the green theme tonight.
I am having peas with my mince and tatties for tea !!
(But I won't upload that for Monday !! )
Mick.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 5:22 PM

I will keep my eyes peeled for a nice green image for you..............
Lovely set!
Diane

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Margaret101
29 Nov 2012 - 6:36 PM

I am guessing the people behind the window sit and vegetate!! Bad joke!! It's a great idea and really like your shot! Shall do my best to find something green for Monday!!

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
29 Nov 2012 - 6:54 PM

More great green Isabela, love all of them.

John

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 - 7:25 PM

A fantastic set of images that really convey your theme of green. Well done
Jim

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 7:27 PM

Wonderful images Isabel, and seen often
same birthday as mine!!! the 3rd..lets party!
Lillian

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thedon1941
29 Nov 2012 - 9:12 PM

Great set to illustrate the narrative perfectly. We'll see what we can find for monday. Don.

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 9:56 PM

what can i say all well captured and plenty of different shades ,interesting shots.


billy

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 10:03 PM

Nice work again Isabel. Wonderful.

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
29 Nov 2012 - 10:57 PM

A super set of wonderful greens, love each and every image so they will have to share my vote
Carol

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
30 Nov 2012 - 2:09 AM

Wonderful collection,Chinga very well taken images...........Grin

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 - 4:32 PM

It's definitely a lot of oxygen here, Isabel!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 8:43 AM

Thats some place Isabel well taken shots .ps happy birthday
Rob

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