August 7, 2011

Independence Day Flower Show

Independence Day 2011 flower show started on Aug 5th and will end on Aug 15th. The main attraction of the show are the the replica of the "Lotus Temple of New Delhi (Thumbnail) and the "Wheel of Konark Temple", Orissa, depicting peace, serenity and unity of religion. 

The 20 feet high and 30 feet wide Lotus Temple replica is made out of 2 lakh Carnations, 75,000 creamy white Roses, Tuberoses and about 10,000 ornamental leaves and is placed at the center of the glass house.  The replica of Konark Wheel measures 20m in radius and is decorated with Carnations and Gerbera Flowers.

The Indo-American hybrid variety, temperate flowers mainly Agapanthus, Lily, Alstroemeria, Prenula and Cyclamen from Ooty, and above 15 varieties of Anthurium from Coorg, Orchids and few other exotic flowers were also on display at the Glass House.

Replica of Lotus Mahal of Delhi


Glass House where the flowers are on display

Anthurium

Replica of Wheel of Konark Temple, Orissa

Click on the following thumbnails to see photos from "Republic Day Flower Show 2011" and "Independence Day Flower Show 2010"

24 comments:

  1. wOw, Anthony! beautiful place to celebrate...gorgeous arrangements!

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  2. Thanks Carolyn, good to hear from you after a long time :)

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  3. Absolutely amazing creations! Your photography has captured them so beautifully, too.

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  4. Oh my goodness Anthony, the Lotus Temple is beyond imagination! Truly an amazing work of art.
    Your photographs here are truly wonderful!

    Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

    I hope you have had a wonderful day!

    lisa.

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  5. I would love to visit that place, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing:)

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  6. You have beautifully captured these wonderful floral displays! Happy Independence Day!

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  7. @ Caroline L, Swe
    Thanks for stopping by

    @ Pat
    Thank You

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  8. Lovely snaps. I missed the lalbagh show and dont think I have the time for it now :( Leaving on a trip this weekend.

    Pheno, ABCW Team

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  9. Delighted to see Delhi our capital city so well dressed!! Fantastic photos!!

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  10. Wow - that first shot of all the flowers is fabulous!

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  11. I would love to attend a flower show like that! :)

    ~Rainey~ @ The Project Table
    http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com

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  12. oh my word! that must have been quite an event! Those displays are amazing!

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  13. Oh my goodness! I've never seen anything like this before...so amazing! :)

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  14. especially love that huge replica!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  15. You can't see me, but my mouth is wide open! Wow! Beautiful.

    Here's my wordless post for this weekWordless Wednesday: Subway. And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

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