Now we don't have anything against the mall, per se, but with so many vendors in our own little part of the city, we just don't feel the need to go there (pay more) and have North American style clothes, but they held an Orchid Exhibition there for a week, so we couldn't resist going and checking it out. It had the added bonus of also hosting the Cuenca Bonsai Society which was unbeknownst to us at the time. The cost was $2 per ticket and the venue offered hundreds of specimens from all over the world. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
While the set up was a little counter intuitive, using bright coloured accessories and coloured lights which tended to draw away from the amazing colours of the flowers themselves, for the most part the exhibition was fantastic.
|This one was teeny, like the size of a finger nail!|
At the end, visitors were led to the prerequisite sales area which also housed the Bonsai Society, so we got to see a good selection of trees and bushes patiently reared over many years. (Of which I have no pictures for some inexplicable reason. The Orchid Exhibition is an annual event and well worth a visit, if you get a chance next year.
To the people mired down with the prospect of fast approaching winter, you're welcome. There are places in the world where flowers bloom all year round and where the idea of snow is fantastical, mysterious and mildly folkloric.
Until next time, be well, pray for peace, or if not that at least good sense from our leaders. (Is that a paradox??? I think so!)