Saturday, December 28, 2013

Last Post

Virginia Historical Highway Marker by bahayla

Virginia Historical Highway Marker, a photo by bahayla on Flickr.
For the last post on this photo blog, created to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Norfolk Botanical Garden, I have posted a photo of the Virginia Historical Highway Marker located behind the old administration building. The photo was take on October 27, 2013.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child by bahayla

Madonna and Child, a photo by bahayla on Flickr.
According to the old tour script this sculpture of the Madonna and Child is the work of an Italian sculptor named Amleto Cataldi. It is located in what we used to call the Purity Garden, surrounded by white flowering camellias. This photo has been somewhat altered in Photoshop, with the background blurred to give it the impression of a narrow depth of field and a subtle introduction of a lighting effect. The original photo was taken on October 27, 2013.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens by bahayla

Peter Paul Rubens, a photo by bahayla on Flickr.
Last, but not least, among the statues created by Sir Moses Ezekiel that line the garden's Statuary Vista. Photo taken on October 27, 2013.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn by bahayla

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, a photo by bahayla on Flickr.
One of the statues created by Sir Moses Ezekiel that lines the garden's Statuary Vista. Photo taken on October 27, 2013.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

One of the statues created by Sir Moses Ezekiel that lines the garden's Statuary Vista. Photo taken on October 27, 2013.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Phidias

Phidias by bahayla

Phidias, a photo by bahayla on Flickr.
One of the statues created by Sir Moses Ezekiel that lines the garden's Statuary Vista. Photo taken on August 29, 2013.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

City of Norfolk

City of Norfolk by bahayla

City of Norfolk, a photo by bahayla on Flickr.
One morning we came down to the boat basin and discovered that someone had untied a couple of the tour boats. Photo taken in mid to late 1990s.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Spring Day

Spring Day by bahayla

Spring Day, a photo by bahayla on Flickr.
Azaleas bloom around the boat basin under an azure sky. This photo was taken on a spring day in the late 1990s, between the completion of Baker Hall and the beginning of construction on the Education Building.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lone Pine Garden

Lone Pine Garden by bahayla

Lone Pine Garden, a photo by bahayla on Flickr.
The Lone Pine Garden from NATO Hill. This canal side garden featured tulips in the spring and annuals during the summer. It was named for the single pine growing in one of the beds. Most of this area is now covered with the Matson Perennial Garden. Photo taken in 1990s.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friendship Pond

Friendship Pond by bahayla

Friendship Pond, a photo by bahayla on Flickr.
This pond adjacent to the Renaissance Garden/Coronation Court area of the garden was named in honor of the friendship between the nations of the NATO Alliance. One of the old tour trains can be seen in the background. Photo taken in the 1990s.