Light is powerful and beautiful.
Currently, at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, there is the "Forest of Light," open Wednesday through Sunday evenings this summer. The gardens, spectacular to see during the day, are now equally breathtaking and enjoyable after twilight. Designed and installed by Bruce Munro, the lights transform the gardens into a fantastical get-a-way.
In large part, the display makes me think of the forests of Pandora from the Avatar movie, although I recognize that the "Forest of Light" precedes the film. Strings of light diverge from their central power box. Twisted in loose shapes, they are encased by plastic bottles to create a lantern-like appearance. As you watch any of these structures, the colours fluctuate along the rainbow. Ah, c'est belle!
|Shot of the inside of one of the structures.|
|A number of light structures around a pond, each changing colour.|
Definitely well worth the visit if you are in the area and have time to go.
|Shot from the bridge overhead.|
|Focused on one "bulb."|
|The forest rising up toward the suspended bridge.|