Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Secret Garden

I'd have this in my backyard, if I could.

A walled plateau maze garden at El Escorial, outside Madrid. Photo by me.

13 comments:

Rick Daley said...

I went through the Madrid airport today on my way to the Netherlands. Didn't see anything this cool, though.

Josin L. McQuein said...

I can't even grow daisies :/

(great pics!)

Suzie F. said...

I'd love to get lost in a maze like that! Beautiful photos.

maine character said...

Shrubbery is always worth looking for.

Bane of Anubis said...

Reminds me of the garden mazes my family oft visited when we lived in London... definitely has more sophistication than corn/hay :)

Paul Joseph said...

That is a great shot! I'd love to visit Madrid one day.

D.G. Hudson said...

Gardens were more appreciated in the past, when there was less electronic media to distract us.

We visited the gardens at Versailles when we were in France last year. Formal gardens have their own appeal in their order and structure. Then, there are the free-style flowering gardens of Claude Monet. Gardens connect us with nature.

Beautiful photo, Bryan, but I'm wondering, where were you when you took this photo -- to get such a great angle on the shot? Did you attempt the maze?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's on the roof, isn't it?

Bethany Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous photo. :) That's the sort of thing that almost makes me want to write historical fiction. :D

The Golden Eagle said...

It looks beautiful!

Matthew MacNish said...

You've been through some incredible locations, B.

M.A. Leslie said...

That doesn't seem fair. Looking at it from that angle would give you the answer. You didn't go up there for the pic, just to find your way out faster.

Seriously though, that is awesome looking, I wish I could go there.

Bryan Russell said...

The picture was taken from another wing of the palace. I was walking by this little window, glanced out, and here was this garden. I'm trying to remember, but I think it was a sort of raised courtyard? You couldn't see it from outside, and couldn't see it from most of inside, either. Too good a shot to pass up.