Friday, June 17, 2011

ATLANTApix: Parterre Garden

Parterre Garden - Levy Parterre
Parterre Garden - Levy Parterre
The Levy Parterre, the centerpiece of the Atlanta Botanical Garden located in the Parterre Garden, is nearly as synonymous with the Garden as the Polar Bear is with the World of Coca-Cola or the Whale Shark is with Georgia Aquarium or the Argentinosaurus is with Fernbank. And it's virtually impossible to miss it...and who would want to do that anyway?!

The bright blue Dale Chihuly blown-glass sculpture is a visitor favorite, especially for those who remember the 2004 Chihuly exhibition in the Garden. I like it because it's not only beautiful, it's positioned such that you can get some great photos of it with the Atlanta skyline in the background.

This particular shot shows Mershon Hall in the background, an events space and home of classrooms for Garden members and patrons. The Levy Parterre is also flanked by Day Hall (another event space), the Alston Overlook (the highest point in the Garden), and the Rose Garden.

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