Stills V3

March 18, 2009

Hong Kong 14

Filed under: Colin — Rex @ 17:36



  1. Is that a giant pot & plant or a tiny roller door? I’ll guess a small door as the tiles give it a likely scale.

    The blue green conflict works really well, the conflict is which wins the attention grabbing contest! :-)

    Comment by Rex — March 18, 2009 @ 21:08

  2. At first I thought I was looking at an akikana special.

    Comment by matt — March 19, 2009 @ 11:07

  3. Neither angled nor totally straight on. Does that matter? After a number of views I am not sure.

    We were given some plastic bins like that when we bought two of our Hebridean sheep and they’re very useful for standing a hydraulic lime mix in. So they are not the most aesthetically beautiful objects, which seems to be the humorous twist to this: a large, decorative plant left to its own devices in a utilitarian container.

    Comment by John Ellis — March 21, 2009 @ 07:44

  4. …are you sure this is HK and not Japan? The shutter gives it away for me. All well balanced in composition and choice of colour.

    Comment by akikana — March 23, 2009 @ 12:31

  5. Geometry & a plant, always a winner with me. Pot would seem all wrong in the picture without the blue label.

    Comment by doonster — March 24, 2009 @ 21:11

  6. Yes to all of the above comments. The window and reflection is a particularly nice detail.

    Based on my own gardening practices I’m guessing that plant was not there very long. The “utilitarian container” would be used to move it, — into the ground, into a nicer pot, or perhaps to give away.

    Comment by Christina — March 26, 2009 @ 22:33

  7. The blue text on the bucket matching the blue wall makes me smile. Part of what makes it work for me is that the plant bridges the three patterns. It’s a cheerful sight.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — March 27, 2009 @ 21:44

  8. my wife does this with plants often as they get split, moved, given away or swapped.
    The blue is quite striking and I can understand not walking past this.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — March 29, 2009 @ 10:38

  9. Christina: this is Hong Kong. That is a fully authentic plant container.

    Comment by Colin — April 9, 2009 @ 10:10

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