Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Altogether too many street scenes and interiors.
In a city one craves green. The gardens of the Bahia Palace are both are wonderfully messy and well tended at the same time.
The outer garden, just after you come in the main gate, has wildflowers and coryopsis.......
and lots of bamboo sheltering a water cistern.......
and bananas and oleander and a giant fig tree - the biggest I have ever seen in the world.
The very furthest garden, a long way into the palace is first viewed through a metal grille..........
and tended by a group of young women who remind me of 19th Century French genre paintings. They smile and move aside for me to take photos when I really would like to take pictures of them.
There are cats in this garden, well fed and friendly. There is lots of water too.
It reminds me of a cloister garden with tile and marble paths and several fountains.
Here there are geraniums and bougenvillia and more bananas.
In early spring there was one lone narcissus.