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Weekly challenge : Masterpiece

Some weeks ago an herbalist congress Was held in Boston, USA.

Teachers and Director of the École Lyonnaise des plantes médicinales et du savoir naturel, from Lyon, France, Where there! Representing the French knowledge as French herbalist ! Tough in France, as this profession is not recognized since 1941.

One of their great discovery was this flowers/ botanical glass collection in the Harvard nature museum.

The love and passion of a man for flowers and botanic, made his wealth to the service of sharing!

A vision of nature, a way to clearly represent the infinitely small, all details of flowers! Using glass to represent each small details. And make clear and easy to see what you usually see through a botanical magnifier.

Beautiful!

This work of details and savoir faire ( know how) is the one of 2 men, 2 artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Their life time work.

Do have a look here under, or go and visit. It is amazing, incredible to see this fine work, and so many small details.

http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit/the_glass_flowers.html

Pictures are to be seen on the museum web site

More of this challenge, with pictures this time :Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/out-of-this-world/

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About Hopeje

It's all about love, life, and the pursuit of happinessI m a French-American girl from Paris, France.Visiting the US, New york, Miami each year for a couple of weeks.Always liked the energy of these cities, of these two countries, each full of genuine way of life and freedom.Who would have though I would move to Luxembourg, and "find/lose/find" myself there. Met the love of my life, made 3 children and travelled...so much... Let' s not Forget our  dog! With us since  2013.So yes we moved, to NYC, and now Miami, and traveling is still our middle name.One of the things I like the most in life, is traveling, discovering life, architecture, customs, people, places, the poetry and energy of life.Places, peoples, atmosphere, dreams.Enjoy.... PS: the content of my blog, is shared with pleasure, but not free of rights.

7 comments on “Weekly challenge : Masterpiece

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpieces | patriciaddrury

  2. I’ve seen pictures of these in National Geographic, or somewhere, and they do look amazing.

    • I agree, a good reason to visit Boston! Or one more, as it s my grandma’s original city and I have never visited it….

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