Mum and Dad knew, even before we left for Taiwan, that I would need a day to myself. That was the day I was to visit the Miniature Museum of Taiwan or MMoT. This was my 2nd, no 3rd visit. 3rd because during my 1st trip to Taipei, I actually went to the museum 2 days in a row.
I was a lot calmer this time. There was less clicking of the camera and more enjoying the details. In fact, I think I only took detailed pictures of about 3-4 exhibits. Many of the exhibits were still the same as when I last visited but there were a few new ones commissioned by the Museum for their 13-15th anniversaries, those intervening years when I was not there.
This was one of them. I nearly jumped out of my skin when I spotted this Garden Shop by Bill Lankford, commissioned to commemorate the museum's 14th anniversary.
The scale was 1:12 although it was a really small 1:12 house. Yet, the plants depicted were so tiny. He was obviously way better a gardener than me, that Bill. His wisteria made me laugh at mine. Note to self: no more calling my sea lavender wisteria. They will henceforth be referred to as strange purple creepers.
To be fair Bill, I have never seen real wisteria. Google Image does not count. Then maybe there are a few species? Granted yours is a far, far superior one.
This is the inside of the shop.
I like this house but it was not my favourite exhibit. I think I took to this house for one obvious reason. My abandoned house, of course.
The one I really love was also lush with flowers and green. Do you want to see it?