this big metal flower is a sculpture near recoleta
in buenos aires. it was one of the sights that i missed out on when i was in the capital before, so i made an effort to walk to the park to see it. i arrived just after 8pm and read a sign that said the petals of the flower open at 7:30am and close at 8:30pm every day, simulating a real life flower. at 18 tons and over 20 metres in height i thought it would look pretty cool, so i decided to wait twenty minutes to see the transition. i picked myself a good spot, balanced my camera on my bag, and waited. and waited. and waited. i must have been there close to 45 minutes and couldn't see any change in the sculpture, meanwhile the sun had gone down and the park was now very dark. frustrated i walked back out of the park, and examined the sign once again in case i had the wrong time. i didn't, but i forgot to read the part where it said it takes over 20 minutes for the petals to open and close, once again mimicking a real flower. goddammit.
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