Panier of Plenty

Le Temps des Fleurs

11-19 Mai

Gardens surround ramparts

Gardens surround ramparts

Felt sculpture

Felt sculpture

Through to the rampart gardens

Through to the rampart gardens

An underground pool

An underground pool

Cascading in a cavern

Cascading in a cavern

A living tapestry, inside ramparts

A living tapestry, inside ramparts

Cloister

Cloister

Cloister installation

Cloister installation

Forming a giant book

Forming a giant book

Under the arches

Under the arches

The well, embellished

The well, embellished

With its imposing Cathedral as a centrepiece, the historic quarter
of Girona comes alive for the annual Temps de Flors (Catalan), or
‘Flower Time’. Following a numbered map, locals and tourists alike
are invited to discover subterranean cisterns and caverns, cloisters,
hidden courtyards, museums and parks, transformed by sculptural
installations – some suspended, others for a birds-eye view – as
creativity comes to the fore and ‘modern and ancient’ combine,
resulting in enchanting surprises.

Cathedral towering above old quarter

Cathedral towering above old quarter

Discreet side doors

Discreet side doors

Cathedral main entrance

Cathedral main entrance

Eglise interior, marble

Eglise interior, marble

The excavated Arab baths

The excavated Arab baths

An alcove adorned

An alcove adorned

A festival sponsor

A festival sponsor

The Jewish museum

The Jewish museum

Travelling through time

Travelling through time

'Looking up' often surprises

‘Looking up’ often surprises

A hidden courtyard

A hidden courtyard

Capella de St Cristòfol

Capella de St Cristòfol

Row of daisies from chapel

Row of daisies from chapel

Camouflage netting

Camouflage netting

Displays of collections

Displays of collections

Meeting table

Meeting table

Vaulted lawyers offices

Vaulted lawyers offices

From the ashes...

From the ashes…

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6 thoughts on “Le Temps des Fleurs

  1. peonyden on said:

    A beautiful festival, well presented by you, Vivienne.
    Regards
    Denis Wilson.

    • Thanks Denis, hope you are having a lovely autumn. Thought of you this morning as I discovered tiny crimson orchids I’ve never seen before, I am pressing wildflowers so took a sample to look up… amazing what appears when we have time ‘really look’… have to be so careful tip-toeing through the field at the moment as it is smothered in flowers, love Vivienne xx (hello to George and Robertson)

  2. So much wonderful creativity! Love the cascading phalaenopsis, the excavated baths, and the still life displays 🙂

    • Dear Pugland, Thank you for embellishing on ‘orchids’, phaleanopsis sounds so much better, my vocabulary stops at cymbidiums although I did illustrate a paphiopedilum once! Love to you all, Vivienne

    • Hi Anne, I hope your boots have had time to dry out… looking at your blog with a knowing smile as you describe the same weather conditions… it was glorious (finally!) this morning and it’s time to light the fire again… love the sound of your wild salsa, we certainly have nettles growing well. Girona was a nice change, and warm enough for icecream… Warm wishes from Vivienne (will send the sun whenit comes back)

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