Weekly Photo Challenge: SPRING

This post is actually a week late. This theme was last week’s. But I had to wait for this trip to Al Ain Paradise, so I could get nice pictures to post for the theme.


Al Ain Paradise is a stunning garden located in Al Ain City, managed by Akar Lanscaping Services and Agriculture.  The garden had set the Guinness World Records achievement last year with 2,426 hanging flower baskets.

Last 28 February 2011, they organized an attempt to break their own record by expanding the garden with 2,968 flower baskets. The garden STILL holds the record then for “the largest number of hanging flower baskets” in the world.

Check out the Al Ain Paradise site HERE.  Check out the record at the Guinness World Records HERE.

And here are some of my photographs. You might want to click the image to enlarge it.

God’s creations. Simply wonderful.


24 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: SPRING”

  1. March 26, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Oh my goodness! I’m speechless (almost). 😉

    I have never seen anything like this. No wonder it holds the Guiness World Record! Your photos are amazing, and I’m starting to see that you are an accomplished photographer.

    I followed your link to Al Ain Paradise, and it’s neat the way their pics open up. I bet people come from all over just to see this…

    Thanks for sharing… : )


  2. 2 nelson RN
    March 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Hi LINDA, thanks for dropping by! I am not a professional photographer, hehe! This is just a point-and-shoot digital camera. I’m still contemplating on buying a DLSR cam. Do you really think these shots look like they were taken by an accomplished photographer?! That’s a complement then! Thanks!!!!

    We came to the park on a time when there are less people, so I got shots with less people on the background. But just before we left, people start flocking. Late afternoons are usually crowded.


  3. 3 FROM FB
    March 26, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Tom Lazaro and Vherl Anyayahan like this.


  4. March 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I believe the word paradise originally meant a walled enclosure or garden, as, for example, in the hanging gardens in Babylon. If anything belongs in the Guinness book, it is hanging flower baskets. Bravo, Nelson.


  5. 5 nelson RN
    March 27, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Hi WOLF PASCOE, thanks for the info!


  6. April 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Nelson,

    Looking at those photos made me realized life is beautiful. Things maybe rough sometime but look around, you will see beauty in everything:)


  7. 7 nelson RN
    April 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Hi Aidisan! You are definitely right!


  8. June 6, 2011 at 3:17 am

    wow, those are very lovely flowers + i particularly love the purple one! they are simply breathtaking!


  9. June 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Ang ganda ng view! Seriously, if they can do that here in the Philippines and maintain it with much love and enthusiasm, everyone would frequent that place. Kaso kasi, iba naman yung motive ng mga tao ngayon sa pagpunta sa parks, nasisira tuloy yung ambience.


  10. 11 nelson RN
    June 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    One trivia here… the people who are taking care of these flowers are mostly Filipinos!


  11. June 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    omg! omg! omg! as in sobranggg gandaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! totoo ba mga yan o drawing lang? hehehe..
    feeling ko parang nasa fantasy land ako if ako anjan..


  12. June 19, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    OMG! ang ganda naman ng lugar na to! sarap mag picture taking with all those beautiful flowers! 🙂


  13. June 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    i was going to say it reminds me of flowers at Saudi but it seems u r in middle east 😀
    goshh love the flowers! 😀 Lovely Photos ^^


  14. June 25, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Oh! my gulay! super ganda………..di nasayang yong pangangalkal ko sa archive mo Nelson…ang gaganda naman pala ng mga posts mo…as in….kung di ka pa nagpa contest, di ko to makikita…haha


  15. June 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    curious lang ako sino ba ang kumuha ng pictures nyong tatlo? 🙂


  16. June 27, 2011 at 4:12 am

    flower paradise in th e middle of a country where we have come to know as dry and sandy place. wala bang sandstorm jan hehe. ang ganda, at salamat at pinoys pala ang nagmimintina sa garden na iyan, galing tlg ng mga pinoys:)


  17. June 27, 2011 at 4:13 am

    +a, e, napanood ko pala kung kailan lang sa natgeo tv, un pinakamalaking mosque ng mga muslim ay jan daw sa abu dhabi itinayo…th name of the mosque slips my aching mind:)


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