Bright orange, Sunny yellow, fiery red and white – chrysanthemum amaze us with its variety of colors and shapes. They can be gentle and stern, shy and aggressive, self-confident and shy. And if You want to see a real riot of colors on the background polyphase autumn nature, which can be compared with night fireworks, You need to go to German, idyllic village at the foot of the black forest, Lahr (Lahr, Schwarzwald, Germany), where 22 October-13 November-the biggest in Germany autumn flower festival – the Festival of chrysanthemums .
From the history of the holiday
In the late 80-ies of the last century gardeners G. Lar visited French sister city Share where they were struck by the beauty of lush flowering cascading chrysanthemums, which in Germany in those days, almost nothing was known. To decorate the city with waterfalls of bright colors in a period when almost nothing is blooming, that is, in late autumn, German gardeners have thoroughly studied the manner and method of cultivation cascading forms. From fast-growing and abundantly blooming varieties they managed to grow cascading chrysanthemums, reaching up to two meters in length!
In November 1993 for the first time in Lara were decorated with cascades of chrysanthemums public buildings. In parallel, in the city hall Sulzberghalle passed Continue reading
In Venice began a traditional carnival period that will last more than two weeks and ends March fourth in the so-called “fat Tuesday”. So, in Italy called the day before the beginning of lent before Easter. This year the overall theme of the festival selected “Enchanted forest”.
Carnival activities started last Saturday, when the streets of the city marched sinister procession of “zombie” dancing to the sound of Michael Jackson. They were followed by Ghost hunters, magicians, acrobats and mimes. On the Grand canal hosted a regatta of decorated gondolas with musicians and singers.
By long tradition, to the carnival in Venice attracts visitors from different countries who delighted in wearing historical costumes and covered their faces with masks. Winner of the best costume in the end gets a prize.
An integral part of the culmination of the carnival is the “Flight of the angel,” going down a 100-meter bell tower in Piazza San Marco. Two weeks in Venice turns into a kind of decoration to the carnival, festive concerts and other shows which are held in theatres, restaurants and right on the streets.
Admission to a particularly inspirational event Continue reading