Friday, March 4, 2011

The Roses of Park Avenue....

So I spent a good part of this week in my home away from home...NYC. Imagine my surprise and delight - along with the idea for this week's Pink Saturday  post when I saw this.....
And then I looked and noticed down another block there were more rose sculptures...and then further down even more. I was immediately intrigued and found out that from January 25 through May 31st, Artist Will Ryman's The Roses...will transform Park Avenue from 57th to 67th into a spring garden of beautiful roses....complete with the prerequisite insects, ladybugs and other little accompanying creatures.  There are 38 sculptures of rose blossoms as high as 25 feet...coupled with random individual scattered rose petals between 63rd and 65th.  The sculptures range from five to ten feet in diameter and each cluster has a ladybug, aphid beetle or bee which gives it and extra sweet little touch. 
I love the ladybug
The bumble bee on top is so cute...
Here are some night shots I took...of some of my favorites.....
One last shot of the precious ladybug....


Happy Pink Saturday..... 
.....Have a great weekend  


Linking up to How Sweet the Sound's Pink Saturday...





25 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


This city is so enchanting, I can't wait to go back!


~ Gabriela ~

Splenderosa said...

I love that NYC does all this with various talented artists. It is a treat to all visitors, as well as to the New Yorkers themselves. Thanks.

Atelier de Charo said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Char said...

This is so beautiful, bugs and all. I love it and only wish I could see it all in person. You are lucky to live in a city with so much talent.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

NanaDiana said...

Weird- I got a conflicting post message. Anyway...what I SAID...was I love the shots-especially the one of the people hunched over against the snow without even glancing at the sculptures. Did you feel like an extra in Honey I Shrunk The Kids? lol Hugs-Diana

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ah, those are awesome ! Thanks for sharing with us and happy Pink Saturday.

Donnie said...

I imagine that puts a smile on every ones face that sees them. Beautiful post.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

My husband just drove by some of these sculptures today!!!! Maybe I get to see them too..., we're thinking of spending a few days in NYC. Who knows. They almost look surreal..., and super imposed.

A Vintage Vine said...

I love that place!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What amazing sites...and great photos! I never think of NYC as having things like this to see! I would love to go...some day! Have a wonderful weekend! ♥

Sarah said...

What fun! I always enjoy the beautiful tulips and daffodils blooming along Park Ave. around Easter, but this is an extra special treat. Thank you for sharing this. ~ sarah

michelle said...

These are amazing and huge!! I love the the one with the ladybug. I love unexpected things like these, they are so fun. We have had pig sculptures in our downtown, they were so beautiful and so creative! Thank you for sharing these with us!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Now how cool are those roses???

HPS!!

HUGS,
Debbie

Flotsam Friends said...

Are you the luckiest girl in the world! These are spectacular. Amazing. Only in NYC!! Pruxxx

Donna said...

Wow, those sculptures are amazing, Debbie! They look surreal! I especially love the night shots, and the photo of all that snow falling, too! How fun!

liberal sprinkles said...

wow fantastic! Wish I were there to see them myself! Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Mari said...

JUST STUNNING!!! I WILL HAVE TO TELL MY HUBSTER HE WILL HAVE TO TAKE ME INTO THE BIG CITY TO LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIES :)

H.P.S TO YOU!!

XO~MARI

Lisa said...

That would have been amazing to see in reality. Happy pink Saturday,

Cheers,
Lisa x

Leslie said...

You never know what you're going to find in NYC! There's always something exciting going on.. Thanks for the visit to the Big City!

Genie said...

AWESOME POST!!! Your macro photography is great and the rose sculptures are out of this world. I just love it when I go to a city and they have sculptures all about the streets. It is such a treat for the eyes. This exhibit is out of this world pretty, interesting, fun, and amusing. I do wish I had been there with you to see it in person. Thanks so much for sharing this great post. HPS.

Della said...

Incredible rose sculptures! What a treat to see beautiful artwork when visiting another city!

ornamentsbypink said...

What beautiful sculptures! Wish I could see them in person. Love those insects too!
Mary

Fun With This and That said...

Would love to see them roses. You are lucky to live there. Happy PS Laura

pinkim said...

How unexpected to see something like this and what fun...Thanks for sharing! I love the look of your blog...it is beautiful! I am your newest follower...Pinkim!TrulySimplyPink

Karen said...

What a great way to celebrate spring!