Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Virtual Paintout still in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Plaza Naciones Unidas - Floralis generica
watercolour and crayon
2017 Charlene Brown

This relatively new (inaugurated in 2002) icon of Buenos Aires officially goes by the name of Floralis Generica, but is generally known as the Big Steel Flower. It is 23 metres high and 32 metres wide when the petals are open.  They actually close down to 16 metres at night. It sits in the centre of a pool of water which reflects the flower and protects it from vandals. Here is a link to the Streetview I have painted