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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tulip


Between 1634 and 1637, in Holland, the early enthusiasm for the new flowers triggered a speculative frenzy now known as the tulip mania. Tulips would become so expensive that they were treated as a form of currency.
The tulip madness drove prices up to exorbitant heights, the bulb was worth its weight in gold.
(from Wikipedia)

Withered tulip flowers 


11 comments:

  1. i think im hallucinating... i see 2 birds...
    (which is magic!!)
    look at the petals!

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  2. aahhh.. hence the tulip festival in Canada... I've always wondered why..

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  3. the tulips are now a bit cheaper, aren't they? :)

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  4. Hey. first, thanks for your comment, really nice, and exaggerated.
    I have grown tulips, with relative success. is not an easy flower to grow at home.
    In the south of my country it is easier, and adorn the streets of places like Bariloche (you know?)
    http://www.viajeros.com/fotos/rumbo-al-sur-iv-llao-llao/554499
    I've read that tulips are not native to Holland, they really are from Turkey.
    Good weekend!

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  5. Thank you.
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    (I have become exaggerated)

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  6. yes, you are right. Tulips came to Holland somewhere from Turkey or Iran around 1570.

    You are welcome, Mr. Roberto!

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  7. Oh, me too, I have my warning but I'm not getting nervous :)

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  8. Heisann!

    So beautiful flowers in their last days can be!

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  9. Beautiful photos!
    I listened to a radio show about this once. It was called "The first stock market crash in history - 1637 ". I thought it was an April fool's joke. It seems so surreal. This was actually the first kind of stock market, only dealing with tulips! Strange how they are such 'normal' flowers to us now.

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  10. Thank you, Eva! Yes, it is hardly to believe people paid for tulips such high price, just a question of supply and demand...

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