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Urban Beauty Photography: Flowers along the Streets of La Paz.

04 Sep

Celebrating our first month in Bolivia – our new post assignment, our new home. New life brings new expectations… Here’s what we’re seeing:
“Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.  They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning”.  Lydia M. Child

“Pluck not the wayside flower;
It is the traveler’s dower”.
William Allingham

 

“For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.  Bricks to all greenhouses!  Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!”  Edward Abbey

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size”.  Gertrude S. Wister

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature”.  Gerard de Nerval

“The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him”. Auguste Rodin

“Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock”.  Henry Ward Beecher


“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart, imagining itself alone and unwatched, feels most deeply in the night-time, so seems it as if the flowers, in musing modesty, await the mantling eventide ere they give themselves up wholly to feeling, and breathe forth their sweetest odours. Flow forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond these mountains the dear one of my dreams!” Heinrich Heine

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Posted by on September 4, 2012 in BOLIVIA, photography

 

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15 responses to “Urban Beauty Photography: Flowers along the Streets of La Paz.

  1. arivu04

    September 4, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Reblogged this on BEST ARTICLES and commented:
    Smiling flowers

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  2. naimavanswol

    September 4, 2012 at 2:40 am

    These are beautiful!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      September 4, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Thank you! and I’m so glad that they’ve been part of my new life… One month at post, it’s still Winter here, very cold, but with this unique beauty! Very pleasant! Greetings from La Paz!

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  3. The White Pumpkin

    September 4, 2012 at 1:01 am

    beautiful and loved the Edward Abbey quote. 🙂

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  4. LAND OF FUN

    September 4, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Charming,interesting and beautiful post 😀

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      September 4, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Land of Fun! It’s so nice to see a post that generates very positive feedback… I’m grateful, and honored with the result! 😮 Greetings from La Paz!

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