Having beautiful landscaped gardens around oneself is becoming increasingly important these days. The reasons are many, but one that is my top of mind recall is good health. With good health, follows all other things. I am from Bangalore in India. This place is traditionally known as the Garden City with its beautiful formal public gardens. Unfortunately with the city expanding at a rapid rate, it is making way for a lot of residential and commercial apartment complexes. Although, I am happy to see Bangalore listed as a Global city, it saddens me to see the large gardens vanishing and making way for concrete.
With all these said, it is important to mention that most of these apartment complexes in Bangalore today are giving a lot of importance to landscaping to whatever extent possible. Landscaping a public place should not only consider aesthetic aspects, but also environmental and socio-behavioural issues as well.
Here is a post which focuses on landscaping and lighting. A few shots of a beautiful garden near my house which recently hosted a Light Festival.
A garden is naturally beautiful in daylight with its rich natural hues in various colours. The beauty can be totally transformed at night with some beautiful lighting effect.
|The leaves look bluish with the special down-lighters that flicker every few seconds|
|The tower in different colours of lighting|
|The complimentary coloured red and green lighting....a challenge to nature|
|The rock separator turns fiery red and bright orange|
|A fairy tale effect|
|Up-lighters and Down-lighters create a dramatic effect on these green leaves|
(All Photographs are shot by me and are solely for Cherishing Spaces, please do not use without permission)
Location: Killesberg Park, Stuttgart, Germany