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Floralis Generica

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Address: Av Pres Figueroa Alcorta y Austria / Plaza of the United Nations | Avenida Figueroa Alcorta y Austria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This is an impressive statue but it is not that easy to take photos without people in it. There is also a barricade round it which is not very pretty. Interesting up close.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Egham
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229 reviews 229 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

This is an impressive statue but it is not that easy to take photos without people in it. There is also a barricade round it which is not very pretty. Interesting up close.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Belle Arts was closed for some sort of maintenance for at least 10 days while we were in Buenos Aires -no announcement on their website & a notice the size of a postage stamp on the door We were not the only disappointed tourists as this is meant to be the best in South America.. Ah well ,on with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Apparently, this sculpture open and closes with sunrise and sunset. It is currently being fixed, but worth seeing anyway.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I first noticed this sculpture when our City Tour Bus passed by along its location. When the "Yellow LIne" of our City Tour Bus ended, we waited for its "Blue Line" bus right in front of this attraction. I therefore had more time to see and watch it. As most reviewers had written, it is broken thus the petals do... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Too bad it is no longer operational. The guide said they are reworking the flower so that it once again opens a dawn and closes at Dusk.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Of course it depends on one's taste whether you like the sculpture or not. But it is worth seeing - one can easily reach it during a trip with the hop-off-hop-on-bus. The sculpture is located in a big park and you can have a nice rest there. And it is not far from several other interesting places. Do not miss!

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

FG is a nice sculpture in a good location. Unfortunately the mechanism that makes it open and close its petals during the day was broken when we visited it. Still a great photo opportunity within walking distance from Recoleta Cemetery.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I am told that it used to open and close, but as a free standing giant sculpture, it is still beautiful. It is not far from the Recoletta Cemetery, nor far from museums. It is worth a stop -- lots of beautiful public art here.

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Haslemere
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Saw this in daytime, so no flower opening or closing or light show. Flower has boarding and props against it, so photos spoiled. Was very disappointed that metal was not very reflective or clean. Surrounding park was scruffy and had no facilities. That said, we were glad to have seen the sculpture as it features in many international pictures of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Easy to find on any general city map - within walking distance from Recoleta Cemetery. The only gate entrance is on the sthn cnr near the Faculty building . Wide open space and if you place your camera through the fence grille you can still get a good picture. The sculpture itself is out of action due to vandalism but... More 

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.