Exploring the Hood

This afternoon we explored our own neighborhood. A nearby park surrounds the Imperial War Museum and we wanted to find William Bligh’s house.

The park had beautiful gardens. Flowers have always been among my favorite subjects for photography. Here are just a few from today.

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Ironically the park also contains a Tibetan Peace Garden opened by the Dalai Lama in 1999. What a contrast to the war museum.



“We human beings are passing through a crucial period in our development. Conflict and mistrust have plagued the past century, which has brought immeasurable human suffering and environmental destruction. It is in the interests of all of us on this planet that we make a joint effort to turn the next century into an era of peace and harmony. May this Peace Garden become a monument to the courage of the Tibetan people and their commitment to peace. May it remain as a symbol to remind us that human survival depends on living in harmony & on always choosing the path of non-violence in resolving our differences.” – The XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet, 13 May, 1999

We chose not to visit the museum, but found ample interesting things in the park. We stopped on a bench for some drawing and painting and found other memorials.

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After finding William Bligh’s grave yesterday, we learned that his residence was just up the street. That was our last stop on the way home.

IMG_0436Dinner coming up.





About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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8 Responses to Exploring the Hood

  1. Sperry Hunt says:

    Just saw Mike Leigh’s film Mr Turrner. Long but fine film about the great painter.

  2. gwpj says:

    I agree about the flower photos, each one with such detail. Re William Bligh, I’m reminded of “Mutiny on the Bounty” which I read numerous times growing up. Marvelous adventure story.

  3. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    I have to agree with one of your commentators: your floral photography maekes me think of potential future Bauk paintings. I also loved Humpty-Dumpty.

  4. doniella2013 says:

    good decision re the museum.

  5. robin says:

    Wonderful flowers and interesting details! Thanks for providing some beauty for the day.

  6. Christa Barke says:

    I just love your flower photos, so exact, great color, too.

  7. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Your floral photography turned out superbly; like shooting human faces; every one a potential future Bauk painting.

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