|Tuesday evening Roger, Donna, Larry & I enjoyed a terrific Chinese dinner before heading over to the Cheekwood National Botanical Gardens in Nashville which is temporarily hosting the second-ever North American exhibition of 'Light' by acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro. The already beautiful gardens at Cheekwood have been transformed into a stunning lighted landscape. Using a variety of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing optic fiber, Bruce Munro designed this installation specifically for Cheekwood, incorporating the property's hills, views, and gardens.
This is the largest Field of Light Munro has ever created in a rolling landscape offering visitors pathways to walk amongst the lights. We arrived after dark, so it was a bit tough to see the gardens themselves, but we understand the property is quite lovely all year round and worth a visit anytime of the year. We were quite blessed to attend this evening as there was a 40% chance of rain predicted. I think we got a couple of drops just before leaving and it did eventually rain around 11pm. But the temperature was perfect this evening & the crowd was light making for a wonderful evening!
There are nine total exhibits that included hundreds of white Fireflies, a 5-foot Blue Moon, green urchins, a Light Shower, Bell Drop Chandelier, and Water-Towers, illuminated with LED lighting & enhanced with musical soundtrack. The grand finale of the exhibition for me was entitled 'Field of Light', a feature of 20,000 lighted glass spheres, each rising from the ground on a slender stem. Wow, it was breathtakingly beautiful.
Well, that's it. If you arrive in the Nashville area prior to November 10th, we recommend taking a couple of hours one evening to stroll through this exhibition. Very unique and quite lovely!
“Water-Towers” is illuminated by LED lighting and is enhanced with a musical soundtrack, welcoming visitors to walk amongst the towers as the installation changes colors with the music. - See more at: http://www.tnvacation.com/triptales/bruce-munros-exhibition-lights-the-way-at-cheekwood-botanical-garden-and-museum-of-art/#sthash.zolImiSb.dpuf
P.S. Taking photos was very difficult. Low lighting and a very amateur photographer might just have something to do with that! So, I've attached the official multimedia pics at the link below & there are also a couple of very short videos to see as well. Enjoy!