Photo from Getty via: Humanflowerproject.com
The week long show was orchestrated to send a message of love and peace according to the city council's spokesperson Hakim Abdel Zahara.
While the war continues there are pockets of beauty and efforts to make life normal and less gruesome for those who can understand such impulses.
During war, not everyone is in the army, an insurgent, a spy. Most of the population is praying for peace, though a flower show seems incongruous to many.
The New York Times article on the show was titled, "Iraq's False Spring"; you can click here to read it and see more photos.
Subtopia Blogspot has a May 18 in-depth article with more photos. It's worth a click.
The time of violence and fear is over now.”