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PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 4.

How are you, people? I hope you’re having a hooping Sunday. To round up this series, here is more art from the botanical garden in the south of Tuscany last summer.

After two poems in April, inspired by this visit, last week we started our stroll through this exhibition called ENDGAME (after Samuel Beckett’s play) in the botanical garden Corsini in Porto Ercole, and today we round it up.

Last August I was happy to come across an article about this exhibition by chance (Facebook algorithm really knows me by now), or I’d never guess it was about 20 minutes from me. I didn’t even know of the existence of this botanical garden.

It was a hot day so my visiting uncle and I chose the 7 p.m. slot, even though the light for photographs was slowly going. There was an entrance fee but not too high.

Art was various, unlikely and beautiful, and what seemed joyful from afar often proved a little gloomy from closer. This is how it went.

Oh, in Luka news: It’s no fun to get up at 3 a.m. twice in three days only to see your team lose. The Mavs lost twice in a row on the road in the Western Conference final against Golden State Warriors, even though in the second game Luka scored 42 points and they dominated in the first half. And then… in the second half it was like they turned themselves off. On purpose? We shall see. Tonight 3 a.m. again. After all, they can now equalise in two home games, and then they need to win just two more…

In this series, from the ENDGAME exhibition in Orto botanico Corsini, Porto Ercole, August 2021:

For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

27 thoughts on “PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 4.

    1. Thank you, Lexi! Oh yes, we’ve got many prickly pears. We are by the sea, and it’s getting hotter and drier every year. In fact, it’s already yellow around here more than green, and I’m ready to proceed to Slovenia for the summer. If you come over, do tell. 🙂

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      1. The displays are always free and often they hold competitions with them. A couple of weeks ago we went to a photographic exhibition and you got to judge the roses. If you picked in the same order as the judges you got $400. 😊

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  1. Manja, this is definitely eclectic art – a little of everything. I love the picture of your uncle not loving the green egg. I liked the other green piece of art – not sure what it is but it has great lines. It really seemed odd to see the artwork hanging from the trees. They must be temporary. Thanks for finishing your tour for us. Have a wonderful break. I will miss you and your wonderful tours. See you when you get back. 🙂

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  2. I enjoy how the art enriches the spare gardens and engaging vistas. And so find such beauty so close! (I was so sad for you — us! — after Sunday’s game. I hate to think of the Warriors going all the way, but they might. However, as my son Nate said, Curry has 5 more good years. Luka has twice that. What a phenom!)

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    1. Thank you, Carol Ann. Yes, it was rough. Nate is right and it’s a good way of looking at it. Of course, I still dream of the Mavs winning the next four. Wouldn’t that be just a thing to do? 😉 But we will see if they try to win tomorrow or are ready for the holidays. Wouldn’t blame them. Also – Luka will have to play the Euro championship for Slovenia this summer… They won it in 2017. Imagine how young Luka was. 🙂

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