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Monday, 27 August 2012

A pineapple in Scotland!


Photographer Louise Bellin has given us permission to include her fabulous images of ‘The Pineapple' at Dunmore Park, near Airth in Scotland. I couldn’t decide which I liked more, so I’ve included both! She says that it was built as a garden retreat in 1761 by the Earl of Dunmore.
For more stunning views of Scotland taken by Louise have a look at http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/bellin/interesting/  A celebration of light! She made me want to head straight to the nearest international airport! And I’d love to stay in the Dunmore Pineapple as apparently it is available as holiday accommodation.
To join in the city’s Olympic Welcome, organisers of this year’s recent London Festival of Architecture looked at the symbolism of the pineapple for their “competitions and treasure hunts to see who can find and photograph the most pineapples” around the city. Have a look at http://www.secret-london.co.uk/Pineapples.html for some great examples of decoration.

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