Friday, July 15, 2011

Candy-land - My perfect childhood home!

I had to be there... I had obviously never seen anything like that. I spoke about the exhibit area in the Botanical garden in Fort Wayne, Indiana. So, in the Christmas time, I decided to revisit them again, and boy! I was in for a big surprise - The Candy land.
The lollipops hanging upwards!
I did not ever see any candy like this, but this one looked more like a dressed-for-some-party Christmas tree!
This candy took me to my Tom and Jerry days, there were nights when I would not sleep without watching T&J! May be I should restart it!
A house supported by candy bars and the roof lined by colorful round candies - Don't you just want to live there? It was my perfect childhood home 
A house made of sweets with gardens growing ice creams, lollipops, wall made of gums and decorated with colored Christmas trees.. I am not kidding...It was my dream, may I had imagined things like Dairy Milk Chocolates or others, but I definitely wanted a house like that!
The candy bar slides in my garden, where I could hang, slide or simply eat them off :)))

I had spent about an hour or so in the exhibit, but the expressions of the kids who came to visit the candy-land was more gratifying than finally seeing my dream childhood house in shape. And once you are there, do visit the child in you, trying to reach out and bring back some good old memories of childhood!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory - Fort Wayne, Indiana

My favorite stop for photo shooting in Fort Wayne is the Botanical gardens. I had never seen a concept like this before (not that it din't exist, but I just din't visit any before!). The best part in this garden is that every season, they have a different display, providing a plethora of photo-ops. 
Entrance of the gardens
The colors and flowers in this garden always just make me happy - pinks, reds, oranges, yellows. 
The pinks and reds in the garden
Other beautiful colors in the garden. 

The exhibit area of the Botanical gardens keep changing through out the year (and I keep going every season :)) The first time I was there, it was a Greek display, which unfortunately did not impress me much...

Moving to the central room, this one is the best and my most favorite room - The tropical forest! The scent of bamboos just make you forget the rest of the world for some time! But, it could as well be called a hell for the humidity that this room carries (fortunately, I am not annoyed by humidity as much).
The tropical rain forest in the Botanical Gardens
The last section of the garden is the dry arid desert area. The thing that totally took me by surprise was that I had never seen how do cacti flowers look. This was the first time (so many firsts already!) I saw them and wow... they are pretty.. But I am yet to find out if in the hot sun, their vivid colors retain??

If you are a photo enthusiast like me, then all I can say is, if you have not been here before, go now, its not too late!