Skywatch #38


Kew Gardens Treetop Walk, originally uploaded by duopastorale.


Welcome to another Skywatch Friday. Yesterday, Kew Gardens was celebrating its 250th year with free entry for all. So, having heard the announcement on the radio and at a loose end I headed down there and joined the queue of cars for parking. I've never seen the place so full of people out for a New Year's Day walk; lots of families out making the most of the freebie. I was pleased to see the new treetop walk, but have to say it doesn't compare to a similar one I braved in Western Australia which swang from side to side!


Comments

GrandmaK said…
Happy New year, Mike! Grand pics! Cathy
imac said…
Great unusual shot Mike.
Tanya said…
Very pretty skywatch photo!
Walker said…
Terrific picture of the skywalk.
Ivar Ivrig said…
The treetop walk is so cool. I would love to visit.
A happy and healthy new year to you and your family
Sister Angie said…
I've never seen such a contraption. I'd like to brave that thing.
Sylvia K said…
Beautiful and unusual shot, Mike! Thank you so much for sharing and Happy New Year!
Müge said…
The first photo is unusual and impressive. I like very much the composition and the angle from which you made that shot. Happy New Year! :-)
lisa mertins said…
nice composition mike! and a fun subject.
Barbara said…
I thought it looked far busier than when I took the plunge last Spring. Freebie - no wonder.

Mike I'd like to take this opportunity of wishing you a very blessed and happy 2009 and to thank you for your blogging friendship.

Barbara
laura said…
I wish we had a tree top walk! Great post!
Dave Coulter said…
Great shot. Is that walk new? I was at Kew a couple years ago and I don't remember THAT!

Happy New Year!
Steve said…
I've braved that skywalk and it didn't swing from tree to tree but I enjoyed it all the same!
esnorway said…
Nice pic happy new year
Tammie Lee said…
cool image. You bring back memories of going to Kew gardens so long ago. I loved the house that had all of Mariannne North's botanical paintings! The gardens were amazing as well. Thanks for the memories!
vincibene said…
Fantastic picture! The composition and the colors!
Tarolino said…
Oh my goodness. My stomach goes in knots just by looking at the people walking up in the sky. Must confess, I'm sickly afraid of heights. Still a lovely photo and taken safely of the solid ground.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Dot O said…
Great photograph but no money in the world could get me to walk on that!

Happy first SWF of 2009!
The Arthur Clan said…
Fantastic photo! I don't think I could ever accomplish that walk though. Someone would have to carry me down off of there!
Wanda said…
What a unique thing to do ~~ A treetop walk... wow! Your SWF is so great.... I just joined! I look forward to posting my sky pictures too.
deena said…
beautiful video.Cant see myself on the tree top walk.