August 9, 2010

Lalbagh Flower Show

Click here to view photos from 2011 Republic Day Flower Show
Biannual flower shows are organized every year in January and August on the occasion of the Indian Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations respectively. The event takes palce in Lalbagh Botonical Garden, Bangalore. I'll post more photo's and information of Lalbagh in the future post now let me share few photo's from the flower show.

A theme is picked for every the flower show and the flowers are arranged accordingly. This years Independence Day flower show theme was Gateway of India, 1000's of roses were used to make this gigantic structure in the form of Gateway of India.


another shot from a different angle

A closeup shot gives a better idea of how the rose's are arranged.

This huge Gateway of India made out of thousands of roses left the visitor's amazed

But the real show stopper was 260 different varieties of orchids (I thought I'll make a seperate post just with Orchid flowers, will be posting soon). Looking at the beauty of these flowers everyone wanted a Orchid plant for their home (So did I). Many nursery's had set up a stall and were selling different variety of Orchid plants but they were heavily prized. Probably this was the time for them to cash in.

The event draws many companies and nursery's from all over india to participate and also 1000's of visitor's, as per the local newspaper close to 7000 people are visiting every day, I went there early morning hoping to get some nice shots of the flowers but i was taken by surprise by the crowd already present there.

Visitor's were asked to keep moving to make way for other's. I was in a point, click and move situation and so was everyone else.

All the beautiful flowers there did put a smile on the visitor's face :)

Here are some more flower photo's from the event, many were common flowers....

Some looked alien....

and some like under water creatures..... Mother nature is so creative isnt it?

74 comments:

  1. nice ones :)
    I have posted a few new one
    check those!!!
    I want honest comments from you :)

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  2. What a spectacular display and what eye catching splashes of colors!

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  3. Absolutely breathtaking, Sam! The arch is amazing and such gorgeous colors. All of your captures are superb as always! What a delight to be able to see such a variety in one place! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  4. Thanks for stopping by Chesney, It sure was a spectacular display.... My camera was having a hard time getting proper focus coz of the bright splash of color's everywhere :)

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  5. How incredibly amazing! So very beautiful!!!

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  6. Oh my goodness! That is one big amazing show!

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  7. Ohooiii Anthony, what a wonderful experience, almost as you can feel the great smell all the way to Norway :-)

    Not just klima for all this flowers in my country, even if we have great sunny days just now. But I have to say this summer has been cold...

    The trip to Italy is finish :-( but we all had nice days, so much beautiful to see even in that country. Rent a car, not expensive at all, and we traveld a lot. Only sunbathing is othing for me, I have also have to se deifferent things. A day in Pompeii was the greatest, all that history!!! So funny taking pictures ther also.

    One week of my sommer holiday left, then back to work.

    I can se you have changed the view of you blog, and I hav to say that I like that to, just love your pictures as you know.

    Many many hugs from Anne

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  8. What fabulous floral images. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I don't doubt India could provide all this beautiful flowers. Your country is beautiful. And those smiles from the people looking at the flowers are great too. Love this kind of activity it makes you think nature can bring people smile! Happy Tuesday!
    Red Fireworks

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  10. Good to hear from you Anne, I can imagine how the weather could be there.... I know it would not get as hot as it gets here :)

    Good to hear that you had lots of fun, looking forward to see lots of photo's from your trip :)

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  11. How incredible! My favorite picture is the one with the word "India" written in flowers. What an excellent post!

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  12. a masterful work of art - how brilliant.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  13. Beautiful shots. This is one amazing flower show.

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  14. these pics are just so wonderful. love them all

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  15. WOW! i was blown away by these flowers! the flower in the last photo is absolutely stunning. fabulous shots.

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  16. Sam: That is a wonderful display and well attended. I love your macro flower shots.

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  17. The 'flower tower' is the most beautiful display that I have seen for a lolng time. So many gorgeous roses and so intricately displayed. I too would have loved one of those orchids. I have two in my courtyard but was not blessed with blooms this year. I will have to pay them more attention next season. Thank you so much for your post. It has been a pleasure to look at.

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  18. Oh boy, oh boy...would I love to be there!!!

    My RT is HERE

    A note: I'm going to begin a new meme, started tomorrow evening. You may be interested in participating...at least stop by tomorrow around 6PM my time zone to find out what it's going to be like....

    Have a great day just filled with loads of sunshine!!!

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  19. @ livingSoAbundantly
    Thanks for your comments, I should've taken a close up shot of the word INDIA written in flower's.... it didnt strike me there :(

    @ Photo Cache
    Thanks for stopping by

    @ Rajesh
    Thanks buddy

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  20. @ Reg
    Thank you

    @ Luna Miranda
    Thanks for stopping by, I have more pictures to share :)

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  21. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments Sandy

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  22. @ Tom
    Thanks

    @ Hootin Anni
    I'll be there to check your new meme tomorrow

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  23. Wonderful post. I can almost smell the scent of all those lovely flowers. The Gateway is amazing.

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  24. @ Julie
    Thanks for your comment, I'm planning to have a few Orchid plants too... looks like it needs to be taken care well to get the best out of it...

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  25. The flower show is amazing. My wife would have loved to see the orchids.

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  26. Amazing photos. Beautiful macro shots of the orchids too.

    My entries:
    Moms... Check Nyo
    Yummy-as-can-be

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  27. Such beautiful flowers. Love them all!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  28. wow, what a brilliant array of color.

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  29. @ Liza, Maria, Simply delicious
    Thanks

    @ Cafe au lait
    Thank you

    @ Caite
    Sure it was, color's everywhere :) Thanks for stopping by

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  30. I love flowers very much. This would truly be like a paradise for me. I have never in my life seen such beauty. Thanks you so much for sharing some of the most awesome sights from your lovely world.

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  31. You are most welcome LV, thanks for stopping by and for your comments :)

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  32. Wow. What gorgeous images! Stunning! We had a sweet neighbor that lived in our development that just returned to Bangladesh. Seeing all of these beautiful pictures filled with people made me miss him! You were able to capture some stunning images. Just lovely!

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  33. Double wow! can't find words to describe those glorious colors.. just marvelous.. thanks for sharing .. My ABC Wed here

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  34. beautiful flowers. Some shots are mindblowing.

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  35. What a gorgeous display of flowers. And so well attended. I can only imagine the scent of those roses....

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  36. Those are BEAUTIFUL flowers. The arch is tremendous, and a lot of work. And yes, I see aliens in some of those plants!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  37. Oh my gosh! An arch made of roses....how lovely.
    Joyce M

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  38. The beauty of the planet can be found in each petal of every flower. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos! The close-up roses are incredible to behold.

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  39. Wow! ABC Wednesday takes us all over the world don't you think? and informs and teaches us too! A wonderful example here. Thanks so much for being part of our ABC fun!

    Denise
    ABC Team

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  40. went there, saw all these wonderful flower and decorations! and the orchids too :)

    ur photographs are wonderful! :) captures the beauty of the show..

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  41. What a wonderful flower show. Thanks for participating.

    Donna - ABC Wednesday

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  42. I love those 'underwater' flowers! Quite spectacular.

    I too love orchids, but I can only grow one or two types, some need more care than I can give them.

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  43. @ Vintagesouthernlife
    Thanks for stopping by

    @ VioletSky
    Thanks for your comments, yes the glass house was filled with a strong smell of rose

    @ Roger
    Yes its a lot of work, Lalbagh workers start the arrangement about a week before the show

    @ And Miles To Go...
    Thanks

    @ Light and Voices
    Thanks Joyce

    @ aka Penelope
    You are most welcome

    @ mrsnesbitt, Misfit in Paradise
    Thank you for hosting such a wonderfull meme

    @ Leo
    Thank you :)

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  44. @ jay
    Thanks for your comments Jay, those are not underwater plant/flower's, they just looked like underwater creatures to me... just wanted to show the diversity found in nature

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  45. You heard of the phrase," i died and thought I went to Heaven?" This is exactly how I feel. Wish i could be there.

    Happy National India Day.

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  46. I have never seen such an amazing show, what a feast for the eye!
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post on Macro flowers Saturday!
    That gorgeous gateway of roses is unbelievable but all the other flowers are breathtaking.
    I hope you'll share more photos from this fantastic event.
    Have a great weekend!

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  47. Thanks Ann, I'm glad you liked the photo's

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  48. Thanks MaiaT, Ya I have more photo's to share ;)

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  49. Wow! I'm speechless. Gorgeous flowers. I would love to find a flower show of that magnitude. Thanks for sharing your photos. ;)

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  50. This looks amazing, what a great colors and so manny flowers.
    Awesome ;o)

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  51. aloha,

    what a beautiful views you are showing us today, i love this garden show and what a gate/entry - the roses on it are spectacular

    my scenic sunday post is on my plant fanatic blog today :)

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  52. wow Samson those shots are amazing - they certainly know how to show off flowers in style

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  53. What a delightful event! And, you weren't alone with a camera! All those flowers...such beauty!

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  54. I can only imagine how intoxicating the perfume of so many petals and blossoms.

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  55. That gateway is stunning, and my husband would love all those orchids!

    Happy WW!

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  56. be nice to be there in person, looks like a really neat event with all those fresh flowers, jazevox

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  57. Oh my -- amazing show and amazing camera work. Thanks so much for sharing all this with us. Wow.

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  58. I like the photos of the individual flowers, but the floral replica of the India Gate is very impressive. And quite a appropriate for Republic Day.

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  59. That's lovely photo blog of flowers... macro shots are mind-blowing!!!

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