The art of shade

Something that caught my eye today…gorgeous metal pergolas from Parasoleil. I am fascinated with the interplay of sun and shade, and a pergola covered with a flower vine just calls me to come and stand underneath…or better, sit and spend some time there!
These images remind me of Robyn, who always brings lovely sun drenched images of gardens to us on her blog…

And, a pergola can be magical in the night too…

[image from firestonehp]



  1. I love the interplay between light and shadows as well. Lattice work is my favourite.
    I have a DIY at home – unable to post the pic here though..

  2. Absolutely beautiful pergola!!!
    Magical shadows.
    Regards from Tuscany.

  3. that would be a magical place to be at night.

  4. Irenu, thanks for dropping in the note! I tried translating…and I think I got the gist of your comment 🙂

    Hello LBE! Glad you liked it!

  5. These are really incredible. The light patterns are lovely.

  6. Me recuerda en ocasiones a los entramados de las celosías de los árabes en la Alambra, o de los dibujos de la mezquita de Córdoba.

    Al final creo que las culturas no están tan lejos unas de otras y cuando tratas de llegar a lo profundo se encuentras muchas similitudes, en este caso estéticas.

  7. I have that one saved too Aimme 😉

  8. Thanks Melissa! [psst…i did have a happy thank you! :)]

    Your are very welcome Robyn! Your blog is a blast of fresh air and nature 🙂

    Ahhh…nice Adi! 🙂

  9. Anon, I do hope you are able to find someone who does such pergola at good prices! This would look so splendid on a deck 🙂

    Thanks Sreelu 😀 …very glad you liked An Indian Summer! 🙂

  10. Thanks Shireena! Glad your dropped by An Indian Summmer 🙂

    That was my reaction exactly DFM! 🙂

  11. Thank you for mentioning my blog, what you said is so sweet. : )

  12. adi

    aur dhoop ki beti chaaya…

  13. Stunning! I loved that last photo so much I had to pull it off and put it in my inspiration file. They are all gorgeous though!

  14. Lovely post : )

  15. Hi! Totally beautiful! Thanks Bhavna!

    Happy day!


  16. Bhavna, First time at your blog, I am blown away. so beautiful and gorgeous !!

  17. Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing this! We desperately need some sort of awning for our deck, this would be perfect. Affording it, well that’s another story!

  18. WOW— that is beautiful!!! 🙂

  19. truly lovely!

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