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!
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...
A green image will be so well received...
PS- The time in my camera is wrong!!! Opps.... Shots were taken around 9am...
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