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The Living Wall

By Chinga
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...

Tags: General Green Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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29 Nov 2012 2:05PM
Marvellous! Now that is definitely a living wall. A great set of shots.


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luckybry 8 3 Scotland
29 Nov 2012 2:12PM
nice collection
29 Nov 2012 2:14PM
You got some nice walls too. No. 5 for me.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Nov 2012 2:15PM
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
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 2:24PM
Green as green can be.....
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
29 Nov 2012 2:39PM
Wonderful capture.
Beautiful set of images.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
29 Nov 2012 2:43PM
Great set Isabel, a haven for insects.


Tibetan 5 3 England
29 Nov 2012 2:59PM
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
29 Nov 2012 3:02PM
Nice set Isabel, V3 my favourite,
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 3:22PM
A wonderful set of images Isabel, you have to see it to believe it, simply something quite extraordinary,

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 3:38PM
A stunning set of images, they are very well taken,
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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Nov 2012 3:54PM
A great set you have here and your title is very apprpriate Smile Excellent photos !
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
29 Nov 2012 4:22PM
I will see if I can go green for your Birthday Isabel.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Nov 2012 4:59PM
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 !! )
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 5:22PM
I will keep my eyes peeled for a nice green image for you..............
Lovely set!
29 Nov 2012 6:36PM
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!!
jdinne 15 16 England
29 Nov 2012 6:54PM
More great green Isabela, love all of them.

29 Nov 2012 7:25PM
A fantastic set of images that really convey your theme of green. Well done
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 7:27PM
Wonderful images Isabel, and seen often
same birthday as mine!!! the 3rd..lets party!
29 Nov 2012 9:12PM
Great set to illustrate the narrative perfectly. We'll see what we can find for monday. Don.
what can i say all well captured and plenty of different shades ,interesting shots.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 10:03PM
Nice work again Isabel. Wonderful.
Humblebee 5 1 England
29 Nov 2012 10:57PM
A super set of wonderful greens, love each and every image so they will have to share my vote
Ayoob 7 Australia
30 Nov 2012 2:09AM
Wonderful collection,Chinga very well taken images...........Grin
30 Nov 2012 4:32PM
It's definitely a lot of oxygen here, Isabel!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 8:43AM
Thats some place Isabel well taken shots .ps happy birthday

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