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Inside Outside

By pamelajean
Here's a conundrum for you.
The mirror is in a "room", which is a garden exhibit, fully open to the elements, and fully furnished. The walls are painted like sky, but that's the real sky reflected in the mirror. V2 gives a little more context, showing the overmantel shelf.
There are plants growing out of everything, including the tulip bed, which I have shown in V3, and I love the clock hanging above the bedhead. Now, this is a true flower bed!
This was found at Butterfly World in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, which is fairly new and still undergoing development. As part of Phase 1 of the project, in 2008 Butterfly World hosted a designer gardens exhibition called Future Gardens which involved inviting talented garden designers from around the world to contribute thought-provoking designs for individual gardens which fit into the segments of a caterpillar. Each of the 12 gardens makes a unique design statement.

Tags: Garden Flowers and plants Exhibit Bedroom Butterfly world Humour and fun

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
19 Oct 2012 3:00PM
You forgot the versions...........SadSadSad

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pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 3:10PM
Had upload problems, done them now.
like v1 lovely shot.
19 Oct 2012 3:18PM
A fascinating conundrum indeed in these three shots! Well observed and captured.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 3:29PM
Great shots.................... How did you not get yourself in the image?
19 Oct 2012 3:40PM
An unique idea.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 4:02PM

Quote:A fascinating conundrum indeed in these three shots! Well observed and captured.


I agree.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 4:02PM
Wow! Pamela this is well thought out
and have to go with V1 where you have taken a good crop
and left the mind working...overtime!
wonderful images
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Oct 2012 4:05PM
How wonderful, Pamela, and most effective, love V.1. Carol
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 4:07PM
I thought you had found a hole in the wall from the thumb Pamela !!
A well coloured and interesting set.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Oct 2012 4:17PM
You clever person you with a keen eye for a stunner !! Love all three photos Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Oct 2012 4:38PM
Excellent captured

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
19 Oct 2012 4:48PM
Fascinating and intriguing set of images.

19 Oct 2012 5:08PM
Great shot.......lovely idea...

19 Oct 2012 5:11PM
A great set of shots Pamela. As Albert says, fascinating and intriguing.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 5:12PM
What a fascinating and clever idea and brought to our screens so well by you in this set, Pamela.
jdinne 14 16 England
19 Oct 2012 5:17PM
Fascinating, amazing set here Pamela, superbly captured.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Oct 2012 5:23PM
Very well captured, Pamela. There was a similar room at the Floriade this year with plants growing out of a cooker, pans, plates, cups etc. Quite surreal but I couldn't get an angle like you've got here.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 5:49PM
Wonderful set of images, Pamela, luv the creativity in v1, works really well, luv it.
Well done.
Darryl. x Smile
19 Oct 2012 5:49PM
Cleverly done Pam', very nicely worked.

John Smile
19 Oct 2012 6:13PM
A surreal image.

Pleased to click you to 30.


Quote:Fascinating, amazing set here Pamela, superbly captured.

Could not agree more, and then some.......

Fab work Pamela xGrinGrin

19 Oct 2012 9:38PM
Fascinating and a great set of images
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 9:40PM
Fascinating is the only word that fits here.
19 Oct 2012 9:44PM
Wonderful creation and well captured
Tibetan 5 3 England
19 Oct 2012 10:46PM
Unique! you have just struck me dumbfounded! I am struggling to say something! but I don't know what to say!you are very clever in a quiet way! Your flowers are amazing! but this is something different! talent will out, you have the + factor in these shots and I can't give you an award dam it! I love them all regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Oct 2012 11:57PM
mmmmm! how I envy your visit to this quirky place-- tantalizing images!
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 1:10AM
Wonderful set of images, it has to be V1 for me

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 8:38AM
Grin Nathan
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Oct 2012 9:45AM
Yes, very intriguing - examining the reflection it does make it all clearer! Wink A brilliant set, Pamela, each one excellently captured and presented Smile
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
20 Oct 2012 12:25PM
Clever. At first I thought you had overlaid another image into the circle to make it look like a mirror.
Of three excellent shots, the close crop and mystery of V1 wins the day for me, Pamela.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 4:56PM
DIANE: I'm not in the shot because it was taken from an angle. I was, however, less successful with the reflective globes in another of their gardens.
DAVE & PHILIP: I think "surreal" is an appropriate word.
MALC: No jiggery-pokery hereGrin.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
20 Oct 2012 6:14PM
All rather clever isn't it.......Good stuff Pamela, but not much good for wildlife Sad

xwang 8 56 8
21 Oct 2012 12:00AM
Interesting and well seen image, Pamela. I quite like it... Strangely.. I'm a bit 'confused'.. not as tidy as your image. I quite like to see more of the lamp.. actually I like the leaves on the lamp on V2... Personally, if I could do the clone work, I perhaps would work on V2,keep the lamp ,get rid of the 'little ones' and "free transform" it bit to make the mirror round....
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
21 Oct 2012 11:14AM
I like V1 - good crop from the original - very deceptive image at first glance.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Oct 2012 9:23PM
An interesting and eclectic set Pamela, these are full of intrigue
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2012 7:14PM
good idea and I especially like v1.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:22AM
A most interesting set and not an easy capture using the mirror. It is rather surreal but my goodness it does work.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:51PM
Just wonderful Pamela makes the mind think .Smile
24 Oct 2012 8:04PM
Cracking image Pam I never thought about taking the image through the mirror when I was there..Lin
Paree 13 616 3
25 Oct 2012 9:05AM
wow thats clever,
its a magic mirror

Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 11:04AM
Nice reportage Pamela. Love the flower bed. Grin

AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
27 Oct 2012 12:34AM
Oh wow! Would love to be able to do something llike this, but totally beyone me at this stage, Great stuff, Ann.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Oct 2012 9:23PM
a very intriguing composition, you certainly have presented this in the best possible manner, totally enchanting.
9 Nov 2012 6:04PM
Stunning shot
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 10:37PM
Clever work Pamela Conundrum indeed. Confusing for me- but it doesn't take much. paul
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 11:54PM
Not sure how I missed this one Pamela! Grin
I want one of those for my garden! Clever shot. IB
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
13 Nov 2012 3:19AM
Wow what a feast for the eye/camera,is that one of the miorrors you use on a bad bend.
No 3 for me,reminded me of the head of a bed.
CliveA 12 5 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 7:15AM
Magritte would have liked this.......or is this like Magritte ?
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