Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Blooming Lovely

The Town Hall (at a funky angle) in full bloom. Yet again the gardeners behind Cheltenham's parks and gardens have pulled off a fantastic summer display, with yellow flowers at the top end of town, pink and blue a bit further in, and red, white and blue in the town centre. As the summer progresses I'll show you more of the flowers.

The Town Hall looks great at the moment, just in time for the Music Festival, which is lucky as it is one of the main venues for the fortnight long musical extravaganza. We went last Friday night to see one of the first performances, and it was brilliant. We saw The John Wilson Orchestra performing Hollywood Rhapsody, a celebration of film music. The 70 strong orchestra were breathtakingly good, with such a rich sound. They played music from all sorts of films - MGM studio productions, Star Wars, Gone With The Wind and Harry Potter, to name but a few. And the best part was that this was a preview before the orchestra heads to The Proms in London!
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8 comments:

Petrea said...

Bloomin' lovely is right, Marley.

Hilda said...

Gorgeous, rich colors!

Silly Blogger didn't let me visit yesterday. I just wanted to say that the bunny was so cute! You should put some carrot pieces in the freezer for him and bring them to the park next time you visit.

Mo said...

Like Hilda I have been having problems with blogger as well. Real cute bunny and big! Love the colours of the bloom in town. Some places make their displays too gaudy for my tastes, but these are lovely. Looking forward to lots of pictures from the festival

Jim K said...

Nice colors

Rambling Round said...

Such bright petunias, and I like your angle.

Virginia said...

LOVERLY!!!!
BTW, a nod to you on my B"HAM blog today my friend.
V

slim said...

This is a breathtakingly good photo. I really like film music because it covers such a wide range of music. You heard a couple of my favorites by John Williams: Star Wars and Harry Potter . . .

Babooshka said...

Bloomin Marvellous Eliza.

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