Saturday, April 20, 2013

World's Largest Baby, Planet@ Gardens By The Bay - PhotoHunt

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PhotoHunt theme : In a park/ Wither

Meet the world's largest baby! For this week's PhotoHunt theme, I went down to Gardens by the Bay to photograph “Planet”,  the giant sculpture of a 7-month old sleeping baby by British artist Marc Quinn. :)

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Donated by Mr Putra Masagung, this 7 ton (383 cm by 353 cm by 926 cm) bronze cast sculpture which is a depiction of the artist's infant son Lucas, appears to float above the ground. It is one of over 40 artworks nestled among the horticultural splendour of Gardens by the Bay. It is now a prominent landmark to the Gardens' new city gateway.

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You can see Planet at the Meadow, near the Colonial Garden. Against the backdrop of the city skyline, the blue sky and white clouds, the baby appears to be floating in the air.

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We are experiencing hazy skies over Singapore and a burning smell in the air because of our Indonesia neighbour's forests burning in Sumatra.

I pray for rain during the weekend to wash away the pollution caused by the haze and that some of the withered plants during this traditional dry period could get some much needed moisture.





33 comments:

  1. Haha, but where's the world's largest mom? :P

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  2. that is very interesting. great take on the combined theme.

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  3. Oh dear re it being that time of the year for Singapore (and Malaysia): i.e., when haze from Indonesia "visits".

    Especially in view of this, must say that you really did get some great shots in the park that day!

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    1. Yes, it's that time of the year again. For my friends' toddlers who have breathing difficulties, they have to be kept indoors. :(

      There were less visitors due to the haze. Happy that I could get these good shots.

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  4. What a cute baby! It must be popular there. :)

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    1. The park's shuttle buses bring visitors to see this cool sculpture, it would get famous in no time. :P

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  5. Oh my! What an awesome sculture!
    I hope to visit SG one day and see the Gardens by the Bay. I watched a NatGeo show about how it was built. Very interesting.


    Sreisaat Adventures

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    1. I watched that NatGeo documentary too. Do come visit, Gardens By the Bay will not disappoint. Even Prince William and Princess Kate love it when they came visiting in 2012. :)

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  6. re: stevia, please google. I don't want to tell you something I dun known myself. The leaf does have a very sweet sap.
    BTW, my NA plants looks different from The Malaysian one.

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    1. Ok, I thought since you own one, you probably would have tried it :P

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  7. A floating giant baby.

    If seen at night, I'd would've thought it's a ghost. ;p

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    1. Good idea! I will try to photograph it one dark gloomy night. :P

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  8. how i wished i've seen that NatGeo show! interesting work of art.

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    1. I hope it will be repeated one day. It is a great documentary of how this impressive garden was put together.

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  9. Wonderful photos of this beautiful sculpture, appears to be levitating, gorgeous!

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    1. I love this sculpture too. I spent some time taking shots of it from all angles. This floating baby sculpture leaves me wondering how it is able to 'float' on mid air when it weighs 7 ton.

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  10. Amazing shots - that sculpture is cool.

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. Hi ECL, that sculpture really does look like it's floating on air. Very cool and creative. We get a lot of smog in LA and a bit of rain does a great job of clearing that smog away and clearing things up nicely.

    Hope you get some rain soon to clear up your haze and give you a beautiful weekend.

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  12. I also wonder how this giant baby floats in the air ! It's a very original sculpture !

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  13. I have blogged about this too...long, long time ago. :D

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  14. Yeah...makes me wonder too...how does it float? :p

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  15. Are there transparent glass stands to this. I am curious! Amazing is the word.

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  16. Sorry I didn't get a chance to stop over during photo-hunt....I bet with all those skyscapper it would be nice to just go barefoot on the grass.
    Coffee is on

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  17. How come I didn't see this floating baby when I was there last December?!! Oh no, I missed it!!

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  18. I guess the place was just too huge!! I did not manage to cover the whole place and I did not even walk around the Dragonfly lake! OK I must go again! LOL!

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  19. wow i love this kind of art installation. Singapore is certainly full of wonderful surprises.

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