Look Up : The Daily Post, Photo Challenge


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LOOK UP

in

Wellington

New Zealand.

(Photos are all taken by me! Scrapydo)

SILVER FERNS

Visitors to Wellington’s Civic Square are captivated by this sculpture, ‘Ferns’, by Neil Dawson. A sphere of the silver leaves that have come to symbolise New Zealand, it is suspended between the surrounding buildings 14 metres above the ground, and on a clear day seems to float above the crowd.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/1805/ferns-by-neil-dawson

NIKAU PALMS

Nikau is one of fifteen stylised nikau palm trees designed by architect Ian Athfield made from copper, zinc, and steel.

http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/civic-square/nikau-palms

The nikau is the only species of palm endemic to New Zealand. Traditionally, the bases of the inner leaves and young flowers were eaten; food was wrapped in the leaves for cooking; and the old fibrous leaves used for baskets, floor mats, and waterproof thatch for buildings.

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Author: scrapydo2.wordpress.com

Retired teacher interested in anything crafty: Scrap booking, card making, quilting, knitting etc. Everything about animals especially DOGS

14 thoughts on “Look Up : The Daily Post, Photo Challenge”

  1. Super photos. The sphere looks pretty amazing and those stylised nikau palms must catch a lot of attention, too. Real nikau palms sound like very useful plants all round – so much of it can be made use of. I agree with luckyjc above that the upper parts look like shuttlecocks.

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