Guo Pei, Couture Beyond, at the Bowers Museum

Beyond Beautiful

I was amazed by the forty ensembles by Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei currently on display at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California.

It is almost impossible to describe the intricate details and decorative elements Pei uses in her designs: crystals embroidery, metallic threads, luxury material, etc. The exhibition includes designs from 2006 through 2018 and includes many items shown at Paris Fashion Week.

Each ensemble includes fantastic platform shoes. (2015)

This is Guo’s interpretation of Aladdin. (2009-2010)

The exhibit runs through July 14, 2019. If you are in the area, I highly recommend it.

3-D Curves

Contour Lines

Topographic Map of a New World

Vine covered wall, Douro Valley, Portugal

Join Lens-Artist Challenge #28: Curves

Illusion with Light

Light Tunnel

Light Tunnel

Joins Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge: Illusions

Danger: They Have Arrived

Take Us to Your Leader

Take Us To Your Leader, Figures on Roof Terrace of Gaudi’s La Pedrera, Barcelona, Spain


WPC: Danger


August: Garden Show

Flora Olomouc


Each spring, Olomouc hosts the Flora Olomouc Festival, the largest garden exhibition in the Czech Republic. In addition to flower arrangements and exhibits, there is a pavilion offering garden advice and products. Outside of the exhibit halls, a gardening market and food stall cater to gardeners and park visitors.  The exhibition grounds and buildings for Flora Olomouc are in Smetana Gardens. A second floral show is held in August each year.


August: Garden Show

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