Tuesday, 4 May 2010

At The Museum



For a bit of light relief whilst shopping on Saturday, I popped into the World Museum, Liverpool which is currently staging an exhibition entitled 'Plantastic'. The museum building is decorated with two inflatable flowers - you can see one of them in the photo below. They used to be high up in the concourse area at Liverpool Lime Street Station and were designed by a Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa for the Liverpool Biennial in 2004. The blurb about the exhibition on the museum's website sounded quite exciting "Discover the secret world of plants in Plantastic!, an exhibition for all the family. Enter a magical realm with giant leafy canopies, massive seed pods, huge root systems and strange man-made trees. Forty exciting interactive displays help explain how we use plants in our daily life and show that plants are essential for the planet’s survival". However I had forgotten it was a bank holiday weekend and the place was bursting at the seams with families. I soon decided that I would return another day when it will hopefully be quieter. The exhibition is on until September so there is time to return at a later date.



Before leaving though I did enjoy a ten minute or so sit down under a fabric canopy and watched the seasons unfold in slow motion on the screen in front of me. Oh so perfectly relaxing - I nearly nodded off. Pop over to ABC Wednesday for plenty more on the letter P.

P.S. I had two contenders for this P post - saving the other one for a week or so.

13 comments:

  1. Plantastic sounds like an exhibition I would enjoy also! Nice shot of the museum with that large purple flower. Your first photo is beautiful.

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  2. I'll bet that would be a show to see! Interesting, for sure.

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful exhibition - when you go back I hope you will post your experiences there, and some photos too, please.

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  4. Sounds like an interesting exhibition - would love to see some photos of it.

    Gary

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  5. Plantastic, indeed. And so verdant, which I PARTICULARLY appreciate.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. This sounds like an exhibition I would enjoy too. I think you did the right thing planning to return at a later date, I'm sure you will enjoy it more when it's less crowded.

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  7. That sounds interesting - I hope you enjoy it when you finally see it. Inflatable flowers? Fascinating!

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  8. Beautiful capture and interesting entry for ABC Wednesday

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  9. Sounds like an interesting exhibition - whoever thought up that name though!!

    I really don't like crowded museums, I always get too hot! And then jostling about trying to look at the exhibits ...!

    Very sensible to revisit on another day Anna - I'm sure you will enjoy it when it's less crowded.

    Jeanne
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  10. I've never been to the World Museum but this sounds a must see, but as you say, not on a bank holiday. I usually run out of time in Liverpool, so much to see.

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  11. Anna, do you think that if I float an inflatable flower over my garden fence, that mother nature will hurry along and send a few blooms my way? :)

    Delightful post!

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  12. Sounds like a fun exhibit. I look forward to your post when you can visit on a less crowded day.

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  13. Never that enjoyable when jam packed. I look forward to the post when it's less so stressy.

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Namasté

- Anna.