The last stop on my visit to the RTBG was the Japanese Garden, and it was very peaceful and serene and pretty with some autumn colour showing in the maples. It would have been more peaceful if the family of two couples who insisted on selfies plus couple shots in front of each bit of the garden had not been there, but I gritted my teeth and waited patiently for them to move. Out of *every* shot!
I like these lovely stone lamps, the textures and shapes are very appealing. As you walked into the garden there was this enormous sculptural water feature. This image only captures half of it but it was too big to get in one shot.
Maples are always a great show in autumn and there were bright orange and reds making a statement beside a red bridge.
Looking back the way I had walked, this is the other side of the waterwheel house. I like the focus on shapes and textures in Japanese gardens, the firm round green tree in the middle, the grassy softness to the right, the hard lines of the roof and the verticals of the trees in the background, balanced by the strong red lines of the bridge and the fiery orange maple.
If you take the time to just …. be…. and absorb it, I find it quite soothing.
Also I enjoy the subtle cleverness in using just the tones and textures of green, done to lovely effect here
Also a few scenes from the way out of the RTBG
And so we leave Hobart and next post hit the road in the rain to drive the Huon Peninsula, and find the BEST chocolates I have ever eaten!