I took this photo inside Kew Gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens of London.  This shot is the interior of Kew's Waterlily House.  It's the hottest and most humid of their glasshouses and it's truly a step into another world.  When I was there last week the waterlilies, including the Nymphaea and the "giant Victoria cruziana" were in full bloom.  Just for reference, one of these giant lilypads is big enough for a full-grown adult to sit or lay down on.  They're enormous.  I felt like Alice in Wonderland after she drank the "make-me-smaller" drink.  I was lucky enough to be there so early in the day that no other people were crowding the space, allowing this pristine photo.  That is why this is my "Pic Of The Week."

Impressed
6/23/2008

You promised something more scenic, and did not disappoint!

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Makes
6/24/2008

me wish I was a frog. Were there any frogs in there?

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R.C.
6/24/2008

sadly, no giant frogs - though several ponds did have some fish :-)

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