Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Gothenburg's Botanical Gardens



Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

I was lucky enough to be in Gothenburg for a conference at the end of April. Mostly, it went like this: the skies were blue, the weather was warm, and Rachel was trapped in a conference room being hypnotised by hours of Powerpoint.

On the Wednesday, though, the conference finished mid-afternoon. My flight was on Thursday morning. Free time beckoned.

Naturally, the heavens took this opportunity to dump a week's worth of rain on my head. This was particularly unfortunate as I'd decided to make my way out to the botanical garden - one of the sights of Gothenburg that I'd missed on my previous visit. I went anyway, racing across town by tram to get there just about an hour before closing time.

I'm sure the outside gardens are lovely, but I didn't take the time to wander in the rain. Instead, I headed straight for the glass houses. When you have orchids like this to brighten your day, who needs sunshine, anyway?

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

As well as just admiring the displays, I amused myself by playing with the Olloclip macro lenses on my phone, seeing how different a plant can look just by zooming in on a tiny detail.

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

Here are a few more macro shots:

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens


6 comments:

Pauline Persing said...

Beautiful photos. Especially like the macros.

Rachel said...

That macro lens does a really good job, doesn't it!
Hynotised, or simply put to sleep, by the Powerpoint?

Deirdre said...

Wow. That's awesome and the photos are amazing... all from a phone! Really, great shots. I love orchids.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

great pictures love botanical gardens :-)

mypixieblog said...

Goodness, Rachel... Your photography skills truly get better and better with each blog post that I read. Great job and beautiful pictures.

Slamdunk said...

Too bad the rain interfered with a full visit there. Enjoyed your inside the glass shots though.

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