Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

bb-fp1I greatly admire people who reinvent ordinary everyday things as something revolutionary or breathtakingly wonderful. Parisian architect Jean Nouvel, French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc, and Australian landscape architect Keith Stead are three such people.Without their wonderful ideas and collaboration, One Central Park in Sydney might be just another (albeit luxury) residential apartment building.Β  However, when finished, OCP will don the world’s tallest vertical garden.

Now, that’s fresh!

(A bit of nominative determinism in the case of Mr Nouvel, perhaps? ;-))

For more entries to this week’s photo challenge, see The Daily Post.

My five favourites so far:


Chronicles of Illusions
(getting up early does have its rewards, Nancy ;-))


Lucid Gypsy

Stories of the Wandering Feet and Mind

49 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

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  2. Goodness I clicked on the link, it’s a remarkable building and the gardens are gorgeous. Now, heights don’t scare me but I’d always be wondering about the construction. This is a really fresh way of living – for a privileged few!
    Thanks for putting me in your favourites, I’m touched πŸ™‚

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  5. I’ve never seen anything like that….what a fabulous use of space and breath of fresh air in the city…not to mention great photo and perspective. Remarkable and thank-you for the pingback!

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  7. I’ve watched a show or two on “urban gardens” grown vertically up the building or horizontally on top. It’s a great way to cool buildings.

  8. and now I know what nominative determinism is – hahahaha – but with the maiden name of crook, maybe deep down I already did πŸ˜‰ A very impressive building but I can imagine how difficult it would be too design such a thing with all the practicalities involved with plants and buildings.

  9. Our Garden Judges group has just been becoming aquainted with the vertical garden concept, and I posted a pic of one of the pots involved not long ago. It certainly gives a totally different perspective to a city building!

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